Orgs - University Science and Research

Top academic centers and universities advancing either 1) the understanding and use of foresight methods, or 2) understanding and use of accelerating science and technology to address global human problems. Very partial list. Alpha by center or university name. 

See also the list of universities that offer primary and secondary foresight degrees in Foresight Graduate Programs - Global List.

Listed alpha by organizational name. Two-line maximum for org description, thanks. 

Arthur C. Clark Center for Human Imagination @ UCSD (San Diego, CA)
Understanding and enhancing the gift of human imagination, and improving prediction.
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
One of the worlds leading basic sciences and engineering research universities.
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
A top research institute. Exceptional in robotics, computer science, engineering.
Finland Futures Research Centre @ Turku School of Economics, University of Turku (Turku, Finland)
Foresight, environmental and energy research, innovations, social and cultural research and research on creative industries
IMD (Switzerland)
Business school focusing on research, strategy, and foresighted leadership.
The future of life sciences, social and economic impact of genomics innovation.
KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) (Daedeok Science Town,
Korea's first university specializing in science and engineering education and researchVery strong foresight focus. 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Excellent research foci include desalination, solar, nano, hydrocarbon sustainability. See their Global Research Partnership.
Brazilian node of the Millennium Project. Emerging issues, foresight, social innovations, capacity building for Brazil. 
Singularity University (NASA Ames, CA)
Ten week Graduate Studies Program covers exponentially convergent technologies, and focuses on grand challenge solutions.
Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
One of the world's preeminent basic sciences, entrepreneurship, and innovation centers. 
The Futures Academy @ Dublin Institute of Technology (Dublin, Ireland)
Applying foresight methods to better organizational and national gmt, with emphasis on Ireland's future (John Ratcliff, Director)

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