Ultimately, higher education should aim at the creation of a new society —non-violent and non-exploitative— consisting of highly cultivated, motivated and integrated individuals, inspired by love for humanity and guided by wisdom.

UNESCO World Declaration on Higher Education for the 21st Century (1998, §6d)

The guiding question of the University for the Future Initiative is:

What would higher education look like if we built it from scratch today?


We are imagining and prototyping a new model of higher education; an open system innovation designed to

  • catalyse futures that we really want;
  • facilitate consciousness development, social innovation and sustainable living;
  • complement existing types of (higher) education.

We are implementing showcases of this new model on the basis of unprecedented designs that can spread and scale. We are also connecting and leveraging existing independent programmes, labs and institutes that reflect our vision, mission and principles.