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Shaping tomorrow, today

Shaping tomorrow, today

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Discovery

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Through research, we understand earth systems and project into the future. The Global Futures Laboratory leverages the tools and expertise of transdisciplinary research institutes, centers and facilities across Arizona State University to generate new ideas and solve problems.

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Learning

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Arizona State University is at the forefront of exploring new ways of transmitting knowledge to diverse audiences according to their needs and priorities.The Global Futures Laboratory works synergistically with leading schools across the university to provide education and training opportunities at all stages of learning within and outside of academia.

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Featured Learning units, centers and programs

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Solutions

Solutions

The time we have to respond to global challenges is increasingly limited — sometimes only a few years or decades. At Arizona State University, we work in close exchange with the people affected by these problems to integrate knowledge and develop viable solutions on multiple scales.

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Networks

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The challenges we face are too big for any individual organization to solve alone. The Global Futures Laboratory partners with leading institutions around the world to achieve a critical mass of intellectual resources for greater impact.

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Engagement

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In order to drive real change, we must engage with people who are affected by a problem, learn from those who share our interests and efforts, and share ideas with diverse publics. At Arizona State University, we convene communities and organizations to drive impactful change and shape a stronger future for all of the planet’s inhabitants.

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Discovery

Discovery circle

Through research, we understand earth systems and project into the future. The Global Futures Laboratory leverages the tools and expertise of transdisciplinary research institutes, centers and facilities across Arizona State University to generate new ideas and solve problems.

Current impact

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Learning

Learning circle

Arizona State University is at the forefront of exploring new ways of transmitting knowledge to diverse audiences according to their needs and priorities.The Global Futures Laboratory works synergistically with leading schools across the university to provide education and training opportunities at all stages of learning within and outside of academia.

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Solutions

Solutions

We are running out of time on many fronts. We need to address problems with urgency, sometimes within only a few years or decades. At Arizona State University, we work in networks and in close exchange with the people affected by problems to combine knowledge and develop solutions on multiple scales.

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Networks

Networks circle

The challenges we face are too big for any individual organization to solve alone. The Global Futures Laboratory partners with leading institutions around the world to achieve a critical mass of intellectual resources to address these challenges.

Current impact

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Engagement

Outreach and Engagement

In order to drive real change, we must engage with people who are affected by a problem to understand their needs, learn from their knowledge and share ideas. At Arizona State University, we convene communities and organizations to integrate knowledge and create realistic, sustainable solutions.

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“We are pushing the limits of our planet on many fronts. It’s a very fine-tuned system. You turn one knob, and you are sure to see the ripple effects throughout the entire system.”

Peter Schlosser
Vice President and Vice Provost
Global Futures Laboratory
Arizona State University

“We need to focus on the future of the planet, not only fixing problems we have created but also using knowledge and innovation to secure its habitability. This is urgent, and this is how what we have built at ASU can have the biggest impact on the world.”

Michael M. Crow
President
Arizona State University