The Futures Academy
Can there be any doubt that Ireland is at a unique position in its cultural, economic and social evolution? And yet, for many in management, finance, governance, education and other areas of society, the future is still uncertain. Uncertainty such as this highlights the need for the future to be seen, not as some distant event, but as something that is happening each and every day; something that we can all play a pivotal role in shaping.
In recognition of this, The Futures Academy was founded to fulfill the need for a creative approach towards innovative forward planning in Ireland . The Academy was established in January 2003 and is located in the Faculty of the Built Environment in the Dublin Institute of Technology. We are a group of committed academic staff and researchers with a diverse range of backgrounds but with a common interest in 'futures thinking'. Utilising 'futures' methods and techniques, The Academy aims to inspire and promote new ways of approaching change in every sector of society and at every strategic level.
The Futures Academy comprises a team of seven, including two Research Fellows, three post-graduate research students, and a full-time researcher. This ensures that there is a critical mass of researchers and work which gives the Academy a dedicated focus and a broad range of national and international contacts.