Organización prospectiva

Estado del arte

Futures studies programs

Formación de posgrado en Estudios de futuros

Lucio Mauricio Henao Vélez - 2021

The state of the art in futures studies, is a compilation and complementation elaborated by Lucio Mauricio Henao Vélez from his experience, secondary information investigated in other websites of prospective, future studies, future research. foresight, prospective and other sources.

El estado del arte en estudios de futuros, es una recopilación y complementación elaborada por Lucio Mauricio Henao Vélez desde su experiencia, información secundaria indagada en otros sitios web de prospective, future studies, future research. foresight, prospectiva y otras fuentes.

Posgrados: Foresight - Prospectiva - Estudio de futuros

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University of Hawai


Alternative Futures M.A

Polsci 672

Polsci 673

The University Hawaii Political Science Department has offered undergraduate and graduate courses in political futures studies since 1969. In 1978, the *Alternative Futures M.A. Option* was created in order to offer an advanced degree for people who wish to engage in futures research professionally from a political science perspective. Undergraduate work in futures studies may be undertaken within the Department of Political Science, while an undergraduate major in futures studies can be personally tailored through the UH Liberal Studies Program.

A freshman-level introduction to political futures studies, Political Science 171, is taught both online and in classrooms. It is available to any qualified person, worldwide, as an entirely *web-based course* or as a classroom course for undergraduate students enrolled not only at the University of Hawaii at Manoa but also at many of the other campuses of the University of Hawaii system. There is also an advanced undergraduate course, Political Science 342, Futuristics and Political Design, which is presently only available as a classroom course at the Manoa campus. It focuses on various political designs for a future settlement on Mars.

The Alternative Futures M.A. Option within the Department of Political Science of the University of Hawaii normally takes two to three academic years. One or more years are devoted to course work, including two required futures core courses (Polsci 672 and Polsci 673), three (out of eight) core political science courses (Polsci 610-680), two courses in research methods (Polsci 601 and Communications 696), and three electives, one of which must be a 700-level seminar. The final year entails a paid internship where the student applies futures theories and methods to planning and policy making in an organization providing an intern position. Most interns have worked in the Institute for Alternative Futures in Alexandria, Virginia. The Center has had an ongoing relation with the Institute since helping establish it in 1976. Internships (sometimes paid and sometimes not) in other public or private organizations are also tailored to the needs and preferences of each member of the Option. Students preferring not to intern may choose to write a future-oriented MA thesis instead.

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University of Huston


Studies of the Future MS

The graduate program in Studies of the Future leads to the master of science (MS) degree. The plan is by nature multidisciplinary, leading to foresight about emerging patterns, trends, cross-impacts, and implications involving demographic, social, technological, economic, ecological, political and related topic areas. Many graduates do forecasting, strategic planning, anticipatory impact assessment or issues management in business, government or non-profit organizations. Other alumni seek the Ph.D. degree in specializations of their choosing. Still others take the MS degree in Studies of the Future for more general reasons, finding it a stimulating way to enlarge their personal and professional horizons. As an alternative to the MS in Studies of the Future, students may complete a 12-hour sub-plan in Studies of the Future within the Master of Business Administration degree (MBA). For a description of this sub-plan see the School of Business section in the catalog.

In addition to the regular curriculum, the plan offers a summer residential intensive program, requiring students to be in residence for only six weeks in each of two summer terms for a total of 12 weeks. In the months before coming to campus, students do assigned reading and study questions. Then when in residence, intensive classes cover theory and experiential skill development. After returning home, students revise their answers to study questions and complete a term project and/or a final exam. In the year between the two summer terms, they take two elective classes at a university in their home city.

The faculty also manages the UHCL Institute for Futures Research. Grants and projects administered by the Institute provide hands-on research and consulting opportunities for students.

There is no single type of undergraduate preparation that is preferred above others. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to the advising coordinator, School of Human Sciences and Humanities or see

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Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies


Doctor of Philosophy - Futures Studies as a Major

The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. The programme trains students to become professionals who are competent to choose from various methods when facing a particular development challenge. The students will get a versatile toolkit to implement foresight thinking for the benefit of a given organisation.

The two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies is composed of 120 credits (ECTS). The final degree conferred is Master of Arts. Students should note that this is a full-time programme and physical attendance will be required by most courses.

Master’s Degree Programme: Futures Studies (FUTU) 120 cr
Futures Studies (including 60 cr of advanced Futures Studies, 9cr of mandatory, introductory Futures Studies courses and 12 credits of optional courses)
81 cr
Minor: Economic Sociology, Entrepreneurship, Management and 
Organisation, or Sustainable Development
25 cr
Language and Communication Studies
10 cr
Methodological Studies
4 cr
Foundations of Futures Studies
History, actors in the field, theories, futures thinking
Scenario Thinking Scenario approach, environmental scanning, futures wheel, futures table, weak signals, black swans and wild cards
Career Management Personal futures orientation and career management
Futures Case Evaluation Case study for example organisation's scenarios
Futures Research Methods
Overview of all futures research methods, cases
Ethics of Futures Studies
Ethical and moral standards and challenges in futures work
Systems Thinking Complexity, systemic structure of dynamic and complex wholes, methodologies of systems thinking
Strategic Foresight Visionary leadership and corporate foresight, connection between foresight and strategy process, governmental and regional foresight
Futures Research Methods in Practice Connecting various futures studies methods and theoretical thinking
Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures
Study and evaluate effects of globalisation, concept of sustainability
Changing Futures
Current futures course (not arranged every year)
Master's Thesis Includes a mandatory thesis group

In the postgraduate studies the doctoral candidates will deepen their understanding and skills in Futures Studies in order to be able to act as independent researchers in the field of Futures Studies. At the TSE, a wide range of research topics have been carried out in the field of Futures Studies. Students can specialize in, for example, business foresight, the future of energy and environmental issues, education, large scale socio-economic transitions, future consciousness and futures studies methodology.


These experts will be employed in demanding research, education, development, and foresight duties in companies and public organizations. The first intake of PhD students will be in November 2013 and from the year 2014 onwards twice a year (May and November).

Greeleaf University


Master Level Courses

Future Studies (FS)

FS 500 Personal and Professional Growth Plan

The Personal and Professional Growth Plan (PPGP) is addressed in detail in a separate publication. The PPGP is an initial assessment assisting the learner in the development of an individualized study program. It provides the learner with a unique perspective of past experience, present goals, and future professional growth potential, as well as a first draft of a realistic study program and time line leading to degree completion. 

FS501 Leadership and Management

A presentation of the future roles and relationships between leaders, managers, and workers in both the public and private sectors, nationally and globally; examination of the relationships between authentic leadership and creative management including the challenge of followership and what leadership is about; tools of the leader; servant-leadership.

FS502 The Literature of Futurology

A discussion of the "history of the future" and the rich heritage of literature dealing with the future, prior to the creation of modern futurology; the origins of futurology, its evolution, and current issues.

FS503 Futures Research Methodologies

An examination of the numerous futures research methodologies, and their uses. An exploration of the principal forecasting and trending instruments used to establish the parameters and simulations of future events and behaviors, the use of risk analysis and risk assessment to estimate impacts, and the capacity of Delphi and scenarios to simulate and evaluate future events.

FS511 The Challenges of Globality

An examination of the historical development of current globalization; a description and analysis of demographics, economics, and diversity of the global economy and competition; the commitment of multinationals to world quality standards such as ISO 9000; and the prospects in the future for international trade, global integration, and joint venture.

FS512 The Challenges of Technology

An examination of the role of technology as a driving force of social change, and the major technological breakthroughs that are likely to occur in the next 25 years; the phenomenon of social change; an estimate of the various orders of impacts such technologies will have on world commerce and productivity; the use of technology assessment as a form of technology risk analysis.

FS513 The Future of Organizations

An examination of the major international agencies, their structural configurations, and their roles in promoting international stability and national integrity; discussion of the likely evolution of organizations in the future and the impact of multinational organizations, international organizations and trends in organizational development and behavior.

FS514 The Future of Social Systems

A discussion of the nature of classic, current, and future theories of systems and their capacity to explain and to some extent predict the behaviors of large scale organizations; the possible scenarios for social evolution beyond the decline of the welfare state and the changes in the nation-state; the emergence of the "third sector;" the decline of government power; the increasing obsolescence of politics and future of capitalism.

FS515 Systems Thinking: Theory & Practice

An examination of the basic theories of systems thinking and the uses of systems theory in practice, particularly in multi-disciplinary studies and complex situations and problems.

FS516 Communications & Information Systems

An examination of the revolution in contemporary communications; an analysis of the art and science of knowledge management, the current and future state of information systems, the use of distance learning and training via internet and satellite; and the long range projections of the future of the World Wide Web.

FS517 Sustainable Development: Illusion or Reality

An examination of the global environment and of environmental organizations and groups; the linkage between environmental, protection, and sustainable economic development; the limits to growth; global simulation; the prospect for environmental stability in the 21st century.
FS550 Major Paper/Project Research

The selection of a topic; working to complete the research and to write up an acceptable purpose methodology, results and conclusions; producing a satisfactory paper or project report

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Leeds Metropolitan University


M.A. in Foresight and Futures Studies

It has become increasingly clear that human decisions and actions play an important part in determining the future of both humanity and the world in which we live. At the start of the 21st century we are faced with a range of questions in economic, social, political and technological fields which could have major significance for the future. Many of these questions raise important ethical issues. They are also frequently surrounded by uncertainty.

To make effective decisions we would need knowledge of the future impact of alternative courses of action that we cannot possess. We are consequently forced to make decisions, which have long term implications in conditions of considerable uncertainty. Foresight and Futures Studies, a developing international discipline, aims to critically examine the difficulties associated with making decisions with long term future consequences in conditions of uncertainty and to provide methods through which these difficulties can be minimised and a creative approach to the future adopted.

Among the questions facing humanity is the growing awareness of our dependence on the fragile earth and the impact of human activity over the last 200 years on it. We are faced with the possibility that our species could be working towards its own destruction. We cannot be certain, until it is too late, but the awareness of the possibility creates a novel circumstance. If, for example, we are the first generation that influences global climate, and the last generation to escape the consequences, we have moved into a new era in which we are responsible as never before for what happens in the future.

To an extent, we have had this responsibility since humanity first planted crops, started making tools and began to use fire, but ours is the first generation to become aware of our impact and, consequently, to understand the nature of our responsibility. Previous generations have been able to live without this knowledge, to act in their present assuming that the future would look after itself. We do not have that privilege. Our technology, which if anything, is the cause of the problem, has also given us the ability to perceive it. Human technology has grown so powerful and human numbers have increased so remarkably that the future is not what it used to be. In such circumstances we need to develop our capability to critically assess our potential impact on the future and make decisions accordingly.

Technology, which is itself a product of human ingenuity, is having increasing implications for society. Information Technology, for example, has been called a meta-technology because it has potential implications across a wide range of situations including employment, transport, and the home. The nature of the impact, whether it will be beneficial or harmful and to whom, is subject to wide ranging debate. The ethical issues raised by bio-technology, particularly genetic engineering, are likely to increase as the possibilities of human intervention in natural processes grow. The potential of molecular manufacturing and other emerging technologies and the issues they raise have yet to be explored.

Social changes, particularly demographic changes in the size and location of world population and the ageing of western populations pose major ethical and political issues. In the west projections anticipate a smaller working age population supporting a growing number of pensioners who will require increasing expenditure on health care and social welfare. At the same time some commentators foresee major changes in employment which will raise important social concerns, and question the ability of society to support large numbers of dependents.

The future, as we approach the third millennium, seems ever more uncertain and even threatening. The mechanistic model of reality, on which Industrial Society was built, is increasingly challenged by advances in scientific knowledge. The developing ideas of, for example, Chaos Theory suggest that established methods of understanding reality and assumptions about influencing the future are more limited than once envisaged and that new approaches are required. The problems that confront us are frequently ill structured, "We do not know what information is needed; we have few comprehensive models and no prescription for how to process the information we have. Even worse, there is no end to the problem." Such situations require an approach and an education that accepts complexity and uncertainty and provides the means to deal effectively with them. Foresight and Futures Studies offers such an approach accepting responsibility for the future and of the importance of human action in influencing it .

This is no easy task and raises many philosophical and practical difficulties. The inherent uncertainty of the future means that we cannot know in advance what the impact of some of our actions will be, or how others will react to them. While we can anticipate some of the future discoveries which will be made, we know little about the impact they will have on our lives.

Foresight and Futures Studies offer concepts and methods to work with the difficulties of an uncertain future and to help us deal constructively with a rapidly changing present. They can assist the development of the ability to influence the future rather than merely predict it. To make the future happen for us rather than happen to us.

By focusing attention on the future Foresight and Futures Studies is concerned with the direction that society is taking, rather than where it has come from. In doing so it offers a unique perspective and affords opportunities for the development of the understanding and skills necessary for dealing effectively with the future. The course aims to develop this understanding and these skills to assist a range of social actors in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
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Swinburne University technology


Certificate, Diploma and Master  of Science in
Strategic Foresight

The Australian Foresight Institute offers a nested postgraduate program in Strategic Foresight. The three stages of the program are:

  • Stage 1 - Graduate Certificate of Science in Strategic Foresight
  • Stage 2 - Graduate Diploma of Science in Strategic Foresight
  • Stage 3 - Master of Science in Strategic Foresight

Stages 1 to 3 are all offered in a face-to-face, on-campus format, and are taught in 'block mode'. Normally there is a three-day 'block', a break of a couple of weeks, and another two-day 'block'. This is why it is called 'block mode'. These are intensive, full days, with class time from 9.30am to around 4pm. (Some subjects in Stages 2 and 3 are research subjects for which there is no on-campus class time.)

In addition, Stage 1 was trialled in an on-line format in 2004 for residents of Australia. The overall course structure of the on-line format follows that of the on-campus form, with equivalent curriculum, so that students may articulate between them. At the end of the on-line course students have the option of either graduating with a Graduate Certificate or continuing their studies to Stage 2 on campus. There are currently no plans to extend the on-line format beyond the Graduate Certificate level, or to beyond Australia, in the immediate future.

The on-line mode of the Graduate Certificate year will again be offered in 2005 to students residing in Australia. More information is available about what to expect in the on-line Grad Cert year. Brochure

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School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Regent University


Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight

It takes more than traditional business practices to lead a successful organization; it takes the tools and the ability to recognize and understand the trends that help predict future challenges and opportunities.

Leadership on the cutting edge of change

Grasp your opportunity to study the future in the context of organizational decision-making through the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship's Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight. Designed for consultants as well as managers of strategy, HR/training, R&D and marketing, our MSF degree will fine-tune your leadership abilities and help you discover how to position your leadership on the cutting edge of change. 

This 33-semester-hour degree can be completed in 18 to 48 months and includes key strategic foresight elements of futures theory, leadership, creativity, vision, social change, critical thinking, forecasting, scenario development and strategic planning. Learn more about this program's degree requirements.

In addition, the MSF offers the convenience and flexibility of online course delivery and autonomous learning methods that accommodate almost any schedule, allowing you to continue full-time employment throughout the program. In most cases, no on-campus residency is required. To learn more about admissions requirements and to apply, go to our admissions site.

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Stellenbosh University

 South Africa

M.Phil. (Futures Studies) During periods of stability decision-making is relatively simple as change is reasonably predictable and established methods usually work. During times of turbulence, however, such as those the world, Africa and South Africa are experiencing now and will continue to experience for many decades, rapid change is pervasive and the future becomes more and more uncertain and complex. The result is that old ways of thinking about the future no longer suffice.

Whether in the commercial world or in public services, the pace and complexity of the challenges facing organisations demand an approach to thinking about the future that is both creative and rigorous. The true challenge is to become a change maker, not just a passive change taker.

The M.Phil. (Futures Studies) serves the needs of individuals, groups, organisations and government departments that must understand possible changes in their long-term future and respond accordingly.

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Undergraduate and PhD PROGRAM

Prospective organitational

Created in 1992 as multidisciplinary degree, the doctoral program has been revised to focus on foresight.

Coursework for doctoral students includes a monthly research seminar (30 hours a year). This seminar course introduces students to the latest studies in futures research as well as organisational strategy and related fields. It also provides doctoral candidates with the methodological background needed to define their research methodology. Students are thus able to discuss and debate their problematic and challenges.

The doctoral seminar course comprises two parts. The first part covers research methods in futures studies and strategy (including epistemology of "'strategic prospective", applied futures-studies methods in organisational strategy research, quantitative and qualitative methods in management research, longitudinal studies and strategic change). The second part presents the LIPSOR research areas.

The doctoral program aims at providing candidates an efficient frame for building their problematic and methods of research in prospective and strategy. Improving future doctorates’s skills and up dating their research knowledge in prospective, strategy and organization, epistemology of strategic prospective and research methods is also achieved thanks to Lipsor’s network.

Méthodes de prospective et d'analyse stratégique
Prospective stratégique : recherches et applications
Prospective et évaluation de la recherche et de la technologie
Prospective de l'environnement, développement durable et stratégie des entreprises
Prospective territoriale
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OCAD University

Ontario College Art & Design University


Master of Design Strategic Foresight & Innovation

OCAD University

Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation

Recognizing the increasing importance that design thinking can play in positively impacting society, enhancing business success and managing organizational change, students in the Master of Design in Strategic Foresight & Innovation program address the complex dilemmas of contemporary society. The program focuses on the application of foresight and design innovation methods to develop solutions that are transformative and sustainable—economically and environmentally—and that address human needs. The program interweaves design with social science, technology and business while providing the skills and knowledge to identify critical issues, frame problems and develop innovative solutions and implementation plans. Through holistic thinking in a co-creative environment, the designer, business person, social scientist and engineer will develop together the skills required for true socio-technological innovation.

The MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation is a part-time program.

The MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation is a part-time, two-year, 45 credit program, comprising:

  • Two core directed studios
  • One foundational seminar in business and design thinking
  • Six required seminars
  • A major research project

In order to support the needs of students who may be working full or part time while completing the program, courses are clustered on one day per week, normally Thursdays or Fridays. It is expected that most students will complete the program in two years (six terms). 

Students will develop design thinking skills that include analysis, synthesis and strategic and creative thinking, which are critical for professionals in the public, private and voluntary sectors. The program will develop students’ expertise in research and innovation methodologies to a high level and will enable them to acquire sufficient contextual knowledge to develop intelligent, innovative, visionary and future-enhancing solutions in their culminating projects. With their creativity and ability to navigate complex systems and guided by strong social and environmental principles, graduates of this program will be well-positioned to make meaningful societal change.


The Master of Design in Strategic Foresight & Innovation will graduate leaders in social innovation. Students will be encouraged to develop strategic innovations that create sustainable value; economically, ecologically, and that address pressing societal issues pertinent to their particular area of interest in the public, private or voluntary sectors. The program will enable students to:

  • Explore and test new methods of organization, creation and production.
  • Develop strategic, innovative and anticipatory solutions (strategic foresight) and implementation plans for design, business or policy innovations, or for organizational or infrastructural change.
  • Navigate complex problems through the study of systems theory and the analysis of relevant systems including ecological, social, economic and political organizations.
  • Develop an ethical sensibility that promotes socially and ecologically sound responses to complex global issues.

Key Features

  • Students will be engaged in a collaborative, co-creative studio environment in their core directed studio classes. Working in multidisciplinary teams on many of their projects, students will benefit from the diverse disciplinary backgrounds of their faculty and of their fellow students.
  • An advisory committee of faculty and—in the case of real world projects—public or private sector professionals will support and guide each student’s major project.
  • A part-time schedule and some flexibility in course sequencing will accommodate the needs of working professionals.
  • Guest lectures and critiques from professional strategists and foresight experts.
  • A peer-reviewed journal, published biannually and featuring articles from the best of student projects/theses, capturing and disseminating new thinking on innovation

Freie Universität Berlin

Free University of Berlin Institute of futures



Master Arts Futures Studies

Department of Education and Psychology
Education and Future Science

Contact: Bernd Stegmann
Address: Arnimallee 9 
14195 Berlin
Telephone: (030) 838-754 91
Fax: (030) 838-475491
  • Future research deals with possible, probable, and desirable future developments. Although we cannot see the future, the basic features of important development structures are already taking shape today. Academic methods and social discourse allow us to see these rough outlines. This is where future research comes in.

    Future research has become an important tool in certain areas, such as climate research and assessment of the future impact of technologies. But social developments, such as the future of the education system or changes in political participation, are also fields in which future research can play an effective role. The field serves to supply information about social, economic, ecological, political, cultural, and technological notions of the future and possibilities for development in these areas.

    The results of future research open up the broad range of possible, probable, and desirable futures and lay them out for public discussion.

    Application period 20.01. - 30.04.
    Program start Winter semester
    Language German
    Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
    Duration 4 semesters

Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies

Master degree in Futures Studies


  • 1.       Foundations of Futures Studies (48 Hours)

  • 2.       Futures Studies Methods (1) (48 Hours)

  • 3.       Futures Studies Methods (2) (48 Hours)

  • 4.       System theory and futures studies (48 Hours)

  • 5.       Research methods (32 Hours)

  • 1.       Historical Studies (Macrohistory) (48 Hours)

  • 2.       Science and Technology studies (48 Hours)

  • 3.       Social Change Theories (48 Hours)

  • 4.       Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures (48 Hours)

  • 5.       Economy of Innovation and Technological Changes (48 Hours)

  • 6.       Modeling Social System (48 Hours)

  • 7.       Strategic Foresight (48 Hours)

  • 8.       Management of Future Organizations (organizational foresight) (48 Hours)

  • 9.       Technological Entrepreneurship (48 Hours)

  • 10.   Design thinking (32 Hours)

  • 11.   Complexity and Chaos Theories in Futures Studies (48 Hours)

  • 12.   Application of Game Theory in Futures Studies (48 Hours)

  • 13.   Data Mining (48 Hours)

  • 14.   Strategic Narrative (32 Hours)

  • 15.   Information and Uncertainty (32 Hours)

  • 16.   Technology Foresight (48 hours)

  • 17.   Scenario Planning (48 hours)

  • 18.   Ethical, Social and Human Dimensions of Science and Technology (48 hours)

  • 19.   Fiction and Future (32 hours)

  • 20.    Selected Issues in Futures Studies (Journal Club) (48 hours)

Elective courses

·         Historical mega trends from macro historians’ view

·         Discussing the waves of change from Toffler’s view

·         Critically discussing the future from Macro History perspective

·         Discussing the concept of the fourth industrial revolution and later change waves

The University of Manchester

United Kingdom

M.Sc. Programme

Foresight, Futures and Prospectives

Doctoral Programme

in Science and Technology Policy and Management Studies

Foresight, Futures and Prospectives

The MSc Programme is a full time course over 12 months (arrangements for part-time study can be made). In the taught part of the course, students take a number of core and optional course units. The remaining six month period is spent on the research project and dissertation. The precise mix of course units and dissertation topic is determined partly by which M.Sc. pathway is chosen by the student, and by the student's own choice of course units. We currently offer four M.Sc. pathways:

Technology Strategy and Innovation Management: This pathway concentrates on issues of innovation, knowledge and technology management. How do firms harness innovation in order to enhance their competitive advantage?

Science, Technology and Governance: This pathway concentrates on social and political dimensions of science and technology. Why do governments invest in research, and how do they try to ensure value for money? What are the social, political and economic features of the scientific enterprise? How do policy makers deal with the risks and social problems created by science and technology?

Innovation in the Knowledge Society: This pathway focuses on the impacts of the new technological revolutions in areas such as information technology and biotechnology, and on the supposed transition to a 'knowledge-based' economy. It also explores the extent to which innovation occurs in non-manufacturing and non-technology based sectors of the economy and society (such as the service, creative and public sectors).

Foresight, Futures and Prospectives

This pathway explores the use (and the usefulness) of foresight and futures methodologies (systematic attempts to explore possible future developments in technology or society) as a tool for policy or strategy makers in government and firms.

The following page provides more detail on the pathways and course content.

M.Res. Programme

Our new M.Res. Programme provides a more in-depth research training, combining specialist course units in quantitative and qualitative research methods and research design with options from the M.Sc. programme course units. M.Res. students go on to produce a research-based dissertation which is intended to provide the basis for future research work at the Doctoral level, and the programme is recognised for the receipt of ESRC studentships for suitably qualified UK/EU applicants under the 1+3 model.

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Università di Trent


Master in Previsione Sociale - Social Foresight

Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku


futures studies courses:
  • under-graduate studies,
  • post-graduate studies,
  • international co-operation,
  • continuing education,
  • conferences and seminars
Contacts concerning FFRC's education activities:

Sari Söderlund, M.Sc.(econ.), Coordinator

Tel. +358 2 4814 525, +358 50 5027 036
Fax. +358 2 4814 630

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Curtin University of technology


Master of Futures Studies MFutStds(Curtin)

Course CRICOS Code: 042185E
Registered Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


Futures Studies has a role to play in helping shape the coming human future (Bell 1997). This unique course is multidisciplinary and incorporates both theoretical and experiential approaches. Of primary importance is the contribution futures studies can make to strategic thinking in business and society. That is, understanding the rapidly changing market conditions, customers and competitors in order to determine areas for growth, future demands and potential pitfalls. This type of thinking applies as much to government policy making as it does to private enterprise concerns. Graduates are armed with the tools to assist companies, governments and individuals with their strategic thinking and strategic decision-making by helping them envision alternative futures, plan for these alternative futures and manage any accompanying issues of organisational and societal change.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A strong academic record in a bachelor degree with at least three years relevant work experience in fields such as public policy, business, economics, humanities and health sciences.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. Students may complete the program within one year. Individual units may be undertaken with a certificate of completion issued.

Intermediate Awards

A student who has successfully completed all the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Futures Studies or the Graduate Diploma in Futures Studies may apply under exceptional circumstance provisions for graduation in that award, subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. For further definition refer to the Statement and Awards section under General Information.

Course Organisation

The program consists of six coursework units and a research project and report. The coursework units are run sequentially as three week intensive programs. Compulsory attendance is required at six presentations by guest 'future thinkers' to encourage broad thinking on futures issues. Where possible the research project should be related to the student's area of work. The topic selected must be approved by the student's employer and the Course Coordinator. Appropriate University staff members will be assigned to supervise the project. Research will be conducted during second semester and the report written over the ensuing summer period. Full-time students will need to submit their research report in the early part of first semester of the year following enrolment. Part-time students must successfully complete all coursework units before commencing their research project.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other vital study materials. Additional costs for accommodation during residential segments and for outdoor activities related to the course will apply.

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IKIU Imama Khomeini International University


Doctorate degree in Futurology

Code 1060

Litaratura and Humanities Faculty

Futures Studies Research Center

Palacky University in Olomouc
Faculty of Science

Czech Republic

Master´s Programme in Foresight for Environment and Development

University of Durham

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University of Notre Dame

University of Notredame


Assistant Professional Specialist - Organizational Behavior / Foresight

Position and Qualifications.  The Management Department in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce an opening for July 2013 in the area of Organizational Behavior/Foresight at the Assistant Professional Specialist level. This is predominantly a teaching position although there will be some research expectations.  The position’s primary teaching responsibility will be Foresight in Business and Society.  The ideal candidate will also be able to teach Principles of Management, an introductory undergraduate management core course.  In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to participate in research projects with the department’s faculty.  Candidates must possess an earned graduate degree or the strong prospect of earning such a degree by July 2013 in a business-related field.  Candidates should possess and present evidence of excellent teaching skills.

Applications.  Completed applications should include a cover letter indicating the candidate’s specific interests, curriculum vitae, evidence of relevant past teaching experience (such as course syllabi), any teaching evaluations, and the names of three references familiar with the candidate’s academic work. 

Materials should be sent to:

Management Department, attn: OB/Foresight
University of Notre Dame
102 Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN  46556-5646

Email contact:
Applications will be accepted until December 20, 2013.

The Department and University.  Founded in 1842, Notre Dame is one of the largest and best known Catholic universities in the world.  Over the last 30 years Notre Dame has aggressively pursued its goal to become the major Catholic research institution and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 25 universities.  Notre Dame enrolls approximately 11,000 students – with approximately 75% at the undergraduate level.  The Mendoza College of Business offers nationally ranked undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA programs.

The Management Department includes faculty in areas spanning organizational behavior, human resource management, strategic management, business ethics, IT management, operations management, and quantitative methods. The College administration and Department faculty have created a high-energy, high-performance culture that encourages and supports excellence in research and teaching.  For more information about our programs please visit the Mendoza College of Business website ( or the Management Department website (

The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity in its staff, faculty and student body.  As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community.  The University of Notre Dame is an EEO/AA employer.

FoGuang University

Graduate Institute of Futures Studies


M.A. and B.A degrees in Futures Studies

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Department of Futures Studies: Graduate Institute of Futures Studies is the first academic institute in Taiwan or Asia that incorporates theories and practice of futures studies to explore the trend of national politics, economy, culture, society, and environment. 

Future Studies is recognized a mainstream of knowledge system in the 21st century; thus, cross-field integration, instead of traditional field or course-based instruction is implemented in the curriculum. Such design is intended to establish the theory system of futurology, and conduct aggregate research on human lives. We aim to cultivate our students observation and forecast capabilities in research.

Educational Goals

  1. Enable our students to recognize the possible challenges and opportunities facing us in our rapidly changing society.

  2. Assist our students develop forecasting, decision-making and planning capabilities.

  3. Groom integrative abilities into our research to enrich individual specializations with broad-based knowledge to solve dynamic problems.

  4. Develop futures research into information, society and culture as short-term domain of emphasis; and use STEEP as an integrative methodology for medium- to long-term emphasis; the futures of our economy and society will be our primary concern, with technology and environment as secondary.
  5. Research into the field of futures studies through the involvement of primarily faculty members, together with national and international scholars in order to discover, predict and investigate future problems.
  6. Deploy a nucleus of futures studies experts engaged in the design and teaching of Futures Studies curricula.

  7. Identify new research directions by using existing academic and research resources to integrate information from seminars, interviews of experts and international conferences to benefit industry, government and academia.
  8. Actively engage in the teaching and research into Future Studies, as well as promote the futures orientation of education.
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University of Kerala

Department of futures studies


PhD and M.Phil in Futures Studies Department of Futures Studies of the University of Kerala is a proactive interdisciplinary
Department established by UGC in 1990-91. It has won the credit of introducing M.Tech in Technology
Management for the first time in India. An interdisciplinary M.Phil in Futures Studies, UGC innovative
Programme - Post Graduate Diploma in Knowledge Management and Ph.D. programmes are offered by
the Department. The alumni of the Department now occupy significant top level and middle level
positions in various Multi-national Companies, Central and State Government

The AICTE approved M.Tech Programme in Technology Management specializes in Strategic
Technology Management by covering areas like Technology Forecasting and Assessment as well as
Mathematical / Computer Modeling, Expert System etc. The M.Tech is a four semester Programme under
the Credit & Semester System.


Pontificia Universitá Gregoriana


Bachelor and PhD degrees in Futures Studies with a Human and Social Perspective

Tamkang University


  • Undergraduate Courses

  • Certificate Program

  • MA

in Futures Studies

Graduate Course Descriptions

D0010 Theoretical Approaches to the Future (3/0)This course develops the academic basis for futures studies. The origins, approaches, philosophical foundations for the field are explored, as well as questions around the futures of futures studies.

D0011 Macrohistory and Macrohistorians (2/0)This course examines various perspectives on individual, social, and civilizational change. Macrohistory is the study of social systems, along separate trajectories, in search of patterns.

D0019 Science, Technology and Future Society (0/2)This course aims to discuss the following questions: How can the ethical-legal-socio system become more future-oriented? How will artificial intelligence change how law is conducted? What is the impact of issues such as globalization on the future of international law? What is terrorism and world law? Can law keep up with changes inworld economy and technology? Is a Science court needed to address issues such as the rights of robots?

S0467 Applied in Statistics (0/3)This course provides graduate students with a systematic treatment of the quantitative study. The major issues include testing the research hypothesis, Ch-square test and Non-parametric statistics, Analysis-of-Variance, the simple and multiple variables regression, dummy and regression diagnostics, and Time Series analysis. Many of the statistical software packages, including SPSS+, Minitab and SAS, are also employed in the practical assignments. Finally, students should learn how to conduct a set of survey data, to solve some common problems, and to interpret the complex findings of the empirical studies.

D0073 Philosophical Elements of Futures Studies (2/0)This course is designed to discuss the traditions of Futures Studies, including economic trend and predictions, sociological context analysis, the origin and result of change and development, and construction of time and space by philosophical perspectives.

D0012 Social Science Research Method (3/0)This course is based on the training of social science. What’s a fact? What’s a problem? How to observe social facts? What is a research? How to operate a concept and construct a theoretical framework? And how to collect and analyze data will also be discussed.

D0023 Methods in Futures Studies (0/3)This course investigates the methods used in futures studies. These include: scenario development, causal layered analysis, futures wheels, visioning, trend analysis, emerging issues analysis and backcasting.

D0075 Trend Analysis – Exploring the Long Term Future (2/0)This course aims to discuss: What is the long term future of humanity? What are the critical factors necessary for survival and trivial? Can the long term future be forecasted?

D0076 Designing the Future (0/2)The course focuses on how to create the future. Design implications in created preferred futures are explored. What is the difference between the good and the perfect society? How can one ensure that one's political and social design is robust and does not close the future?

D0018 Change and Development (0/3) Theories of social change are based on organizational traditions that emphasized on innovation, control, plan and management. The objective of this course employs change and development theories to explore the futures of business organizations and nations, particularly on the impact of globalization and the post-colonial societies.

D0013 Organizations and Movements in Futures Studies (2/0)This course aims to discuss: Which organizations support the work of futurists? Where are they located? What are case studies of successful use of the futures studies approach? Which movements are future oriented (or are they all single issue present based)?

D0014 Technology, Innovation and Learning (2/0)This course aims to discuss: What are the trends in pedagogy? How can educational systems be more future oriented? What are the case studies to support innovation in education? What will the education system of the future look like?

D0020 Leisure and Working Society (0/2)Leisure gradually replaces traditional working patterns and become a new lifestyle for future societies. Whether leisure will replace working or not? Will leisure create more working opportunities? Is leisure only a special working pattern? Those questions will create more discussions in this course.

D0021 Multiculturalism and Population Change (0/2) What’s multiculturalism? Through global village or local Taiwanese perspectives, this course leads students to explore problems of multi-ethnics, and conflicts of the majority and minority. Meanwhile, we discuss with the result of the coming elderly society and complex patterns and relations of families.

D0077 Eco-Economy and Sustainable Development (2/0)The core of this course is sustainability, as alternative to economic progress. It is designed to create rooms for constructive debates and provides paths for humanity to guarantee present and futures generations to satisfy their needs.

D0078 Health Futures (0/2)This course presents critical trends and scenarios that are crucial: globalization, the internet revolution, the genetics revolution and the multicultural swing. Either as full-blown or emerging issues create healthy futures that will be unrecognizable to us.

D0087 Vision and Alternative Futures of Public Policy(2/0)The evaluation on a governmental policy usually is focused on its implicit and explicit goals. It is not unusual to see some policies are used to achieve certain political interests without comprehensive consideration. A wrong policy imposes great cost on every aspect of the society and should be avoided. This course uses the methodology of Futures Studies-"Vision-Picture-Strategy"- to build appropriate model for policy making and evaluation. 

D0088 Designing the Future (0/2)This course focuses on how to create the future.Design implications in created preferred futures are explored. What is the difference between the good and the perfect society? How can one ensure that one's politicaland social design is robust and does not close the future?

D0015 Regional Development and Globalization (2/0)This course examines the impact of globalization on regional development, including national level, Asia-Pacific areas, and the world. Globalization will be emphasized on the impact of multi-national enterprises, labor force migration, industrial clusters, capital interventions and technological innovations.

D0022 Post-colonial Futures Society (0/2)What are the related issues in post-colonial societies? How to imagine or adjust the paradox of the post-colonial society? After the trend of economic globalization, the new pattern of division of labor among the world’s economic system is gradually organized. This course will discuss the new dominant-dependent network of economic, culture, social and politics among nations.

D0079 Biotechnology and Risk Society (2/0)Adopting theoretical perspectives from risk society, this course intends to explore level of societal realization toward genetic engineering. Public interest, value orientation, and associated attitude are among the focus of issues.

D0080 Network and Information Society (2/0)Questions and discussions will be the focus of this course. What are the characters of the segmented polysepalous network? What are the Learning Networks? How is the bureaucracy in the future? How are the Social Networks good for the development of the globalization?

D0081 Religion and Civilization Conflicts (0/2)This course starts with the intertwined relationship between technology and religion. What’s the religion and global consciousness in the future?What is the value of the New-Thought Churches? What are Scenarios for adherents of world religions? What is Religion of Humanity?

A2033 Issues in Futures Studies (2/0)This course explores problems, trends and emerging issues in futures studies. These include: health futures, developments in genetics, innovation in technology particularly artificial intelligence, demographic changes, military futures, and gender futures.

D0016 & D0017 Proseminar I & II (1/1)This introductory seminar will serve as a thorough academic orientation for postgraduate students. The focus is to provide necessary skills toward how to become professional futurists.

D0090 Practical Uses of Futures Knowledge (2/0)The main purposes of the practical application are twofolE:/Google Drive to establish research and professional networks with government and business sectors, as well as non-profit organizations; moreover, to create opportunity for students to link futures studies with action learning approach.

D0103 Futures Thinkers and Futures Thinking(2/0)Futures thinkers and futures thinking approaches the study of the future by analyzing futurists. These include academics and activists in the field. The following questions were asked of leading futurists. 1) What are the influences in your work? 2) What methods do you use in your futures studies? 3) What trends do you see creating the future? 4) What is your vision of the future? 5) References. The purpose of these questions was to gain insight into each scholar's story in futures studies. The purpose of this course, thus, is to better understand the theories, values and methods of futures studies by understanding the actors in the field.

D0119 The Trend of Human Resource Management(2/0) This course will elaborate the futures issues in terms of human resource management. It will also focus on how globalization and glocalization impact the issues in selection criteria, and developing effective global managers.

D0120 China's Economic and Political Change(0/2) This course is to help students inquire structural elements underling Chinese society. It covers political, economic and social issues which have been long debated. The course depicts the difficulties and opportunities China encounters in the process of modernization.

D0121 Seminar on Global Trend Watch (0/2)The purpose of this seminar course is to provide students with an understanding of those mega trends or future topics of the new era.It focuses on regional development, global governance, knowledge based economy, innovation and social change.This course applies both theoretical lectures and practical visits.

D0122 Multicultural Studies & Organizational Change(2/0)This course focuses on elaborating the multicultural issues in changing and developing organization. Organization development will energize the talents of individuals within the organization members in the pursuit of their own self-interests on making the organization more successfully and making their quality of working life more satisfying.

D0123 Globalization and Transnational Migration (0/2)The national state was usually understood as an imaged community with a single people, an undivided loyalty to a common government, and a shared past within this people. Hence immigrants were forced to abandon or deny their ties to their societies of origin. Globalization and transmigrants, however, have greatly changed this situation. Transmigrants construct their simultaneous embeddedness in more than one society and preserve their culture and identity to societies from which they emigrated. This course attempts to discuss this new phenomenon from various viewpoints like transnationalism, citizenship, methodological nationalism and multiculturalism, etc. Some case studies in Taiwan are also included.

D0124 Philosophy of Futures Studies (2/0)This course explores the philosophical foundations of futures studies. We examine issues about meaning of planning and possibility of predication. Discussion of these questions are from the writings of contemporary philosophers such as Ossip K. Flechtheim, Max Weber, Jürgen Habermas, Karl Popper and Hans Jonas.

D0125 Applied Ethics (0/2) This is a seminar on issues concerning applied ethics. Topics include the problem of sexual equality, legitimating crisis of capitalism, biomedical ethics, animal rights and idea of global democracy. We will approach these topics by examining answers provided by contemporary discourse ethics.

T 8000 Thesis (0/4)


Master in Social Foresight

Université angers - ISTIA

Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l’Ingénieu


International Master 
Foresight and Innovation

Fabienne Goux- Baudiment

International Master of Science of the University of Angers Foresight and Innovation

Year 1 Paradigm Shift
M1, M2, M3 change sciences: foresight and innovation 30 hs
M4 advanced thinking 20 hs
M5 core support and electives 10 hs

TOTAL 60 hs

Year 2  Shaping the world
M6 core curriculum 20 hs
M7 managing change (specialized streams) 20 hs
M8 acting differently (team project and internship) 20 hs

TOTAL 60 hs

Intended Graduate Career Options:
Graduates, supported by a network of valuable contacts, enter the international employment market:
• working with enterprises, governmental institutes, relevant research and higher education institutions or think tanks
• dealing with high end technological products and services or making technology assessment
• devising and implementing innovation policy and strategy and innovation/change management, whatever the field
• facilitating long‐term problem‐solving and decision‐making through in‐depth understanding of complex issues.

Revans University – The University of Action Learning


Certificate, Diploma and Masters degrees in Futures Studies,

Moscow State University


BA and MA degrees in Social Forecasting Moscow State University Faculty of Sociology in Russia offers BA and MA degrees in Social Forecasting. The program includes history, methodology, and techniques of technological forecasting in such social spheres as labour, state and law, family, school, science, culture, health, urbanisation, environment, drugs and crime. The program has existed since 1969. It had 175 students in 2002. Contact Prof. Igor Bestuzhev-Lada

University of Strathclyde


Executive Development Programmes in Scenario Thinking


European M.Sc. Masters Programme in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation

Edward de Bono

The International Joint Masters in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation is specifically designed for people who:
  • would like to take on a leadership role in enterprise development, innovation management or policy making;
  • wish to become pathmakers and flexible thinkers who recognise opportunities, take risks and increase competitive advantage;
  • have a desire to improve their knowledge and skills;
  • recognise the importance of dealing with uncertain futures and change;
  • are mid-career professional who would like to further their education;
  • have a technological, scientific, vocational, policy or business background.
The official launch of this exciting new Masters program will take place during a two-day International Conference in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation which will be held in Malta on 23 - 24 March 2009.  The first intake of students will begin the course in October 2009.

The M.Sc. in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation is split into four main subject areas, namely creativity and idea generation, innovation management, entrepreneurship and foresight/futures studies. The programme will be delivered mainly by asynchronous e-learning complemented by four intensive residential seminars of one week each, spread over two years (one week at each partner University).

Course Schedule

The M.Sc. will be delivered mainly by asynchronous e-learning and this offers students a great degree of autonomy and flexibility.  The online component will be complemented by four intensive residential seminars of one week each, spread over two years (one week at each partner University).Find out more

Creativity and Idea Generation

An increased focus on developing creative thinking tools and idea generation techniques across the world indicates a broadly shared view that creativity is crucial to success.  This module offers a variety of perspectives on creativity.  Students will gain an understanding of the implications of creativity and its applications.  Interactive workshops will enable students to apply the tools of creative thinking in organisations. 
Creativity study units:

  • Creativity: Idea Generation, Methods and Applications
  • Creativity and Innovation in the Media
  • The Application of Creativity and Innovation to Digital Technologies
  • Creativity: Psychological Perspectives
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Innovation Management

Innovation usually concerns products, services and processes, but innovation management does not just encourage 'innovation' as in technical or reseach and development.  It also guages the impact of sustanability of innovation, managing both the demand and supply variables over medium to long-term time frames.
Innovation Management study units: 
  • Innovation Management 
  • Patent Management/IPR 
  • Design and Innovation
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Entrepreneurship involves cultivating an attitude to recognize opportunities and to take risks - this requires the skill of creativity and it allows for the generation of alternatives, possibilities and and an ability to search for multiple ways in which to recognize, develop and implement ideas and projects.  Entrepreneurship should not only be considered as an area where people are encouraged to set up their own business, although this is an important aspect which should not be neglected as new start-ups are essential for a healthy economy and subsequent increased employment opportunities. 
Entrepreneurship involves the performance necessary to put ideas into practice.  A  broader interpretation of the concept of entrepreneurship involves the acquisition of skills and competencies which are valuable to foster the entrepreneurial spirit both for those who intend to start up their own business and for those in employment. 
Entrepreneurship study units: 
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Behaviour 
  • Business Opportunities: From Ideas to Action
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Foresight / Futures Studies

Foresight involves taking a leap into the distant future to create scenarios and visions.  It is possible to design, create and work towards specific scenarios and visions in an attempt to act now, either to arrive at a desirable future or to mitigate unfavourable circumstances. 
A number of methodologies are available and are applied mainly in the areas of policy (ICT, science and technology, environment and energy) as well as in private organisations (corporate foresight).  The design of novel and desirable future scenarios draws on the skills of creativity as it involves the generation of novel ideas and possibilities.  The implementation of policies to arrive at a desirable future requires knowledge of strategic innovation. 
Foresight study units: 
  • How can we explore the future? 
  • Futures research methods 
  • Futures Research in Practice
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Research Methods

A module on research methods will also be included to enable students to develop a deeper understanding of empirical research involved in the four main subject areas of this M.Sc. programme. 
Research Methods study unit: 
  • Research Processes and Methods
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Students will be required to complete a dissertation worth 30 ECTS during the fourth semester to reach the 120 ECTS total to achieve the master’s award.

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Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey

Maestría en Prospectiva estratégica

Guillermina Benavides

Liderazgo y ética en el ejercicio de la función pública


Introducción a la prospectiva estratégica

Visión global y megatendencias


Métodos prospectivos

Planeación estratégica

Métodos de pronóstico para series de tiempo

Modelación de escenarios


Métodos cualitativos para la investigación

Proyecto de investigación aplicada


Prospectiva para la innovación tecnológica

Prospectiva territorial y urbana

Prospectiva y gestión ambiental

Desarrollo y administración de los sistemas de inteligencia estratégica

Teoría de juegos para la cooperación, coordinación y negociación

Métodos avanzados para la prospectiva estratégica y estudios de futuro

Métodos cuantitativos aplicados a las ciencias sociales  

Políticas públicas para el desarrollo regional

Desarrollo y política social

Evaluación social de proyectos

Gobierno y sociedad civil  

Globalización y estrategia de políticas para el desarrollo

La política y la administración pública en México 

Administración estratégica de la organización pública 


Maestría En Planeacion Estratégica y Prospectiva

Zidane Ziraoui
Marco Moreno

Objetivo General

Formar especialistas que, con rigor metodológico y sustento en distintos enfoques, apoyen tanto a las instituciones públicas como a las empresas privadas y los organismos sociales, en la planeación y la toma de decisiones con información que anticipe situaciones previsibles.

Objetivos particulares

a) Formar personal especializado en los distintos fundamentos y enfoques contemporáneos de los estudios de futuro.

b) Formar especialistas con sensibilidad para identificar y priorizar aquellos factores de causalidad, con potencial para incidir en el curso de situaciones previsibles.

c) Formar personal que, con los métodos y técnicas más actuales, tenga capacidad para generar la información que permita construir escenarios alternativos consistentes con los enfoques empleados.

Áreas de Investigación

o   Sociedad, política y gobierno

o   Desarrollo regional y sustentabilidad

o   Economía y competitividad

o   Cultura y educación

Perfil del egresado

El egresado de laMaestría En Planeacion Estratégica y Prospectiva de El Colegio de Tamaulipas:

Conoce los distintos fundamentos y enfoques de los estudios de futuro contemporáneos

Identifica, estudia y explica, con rigor metodológico, los factores “futuribles” que tienen capacidad para incidir en situaciones previsibles

Genera y procesa información relevante para construir escenarios prospectivos que apoyen a la toma de decisiones y a la planeación del desarrollo.

Puedes consultar el plan de estudios de la  Maestría En Planeacion Estratégica y Prospectiva: Aqui

Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana UTEM


Prospectiva e Innovación Tecnológica (ProteinLab)  El Programa de Prospectiva e Innovación Tecnológica (ProteinLab) está a cargo de un grupo de investigación interdisciplinario de la UTEM y depende de la Dirección de Investigación y Desarrollo Académico. Está dedicado al estudio del impacto del uso de las tecnologías digitales y sustentables para el diseño y desarrollo de nuevos productos e interacciones entre las personas y su entorno.

Hector Torres Bustos Dirección
Dieciocho 414, Santiago (Metro Toesca) Teléfono
(+56 2) 2787 7347



Diseño del mañana: Escenarios  soluciones



Métodos prospectivos 
Objetivo: Aplicar diversos métodos relativos al ámbito de los estudios de futuros, evaluando su pertinencia en relación a los objetivos de investigaciones específicas.
Historia de los estudios de futuros 
Objetivos: Identificar el origen y las vertientes de los estudios del futuro, su relevancia y alcance.
Aplicar los principios disciplinarios de historia del futuro para el estudio, el pronóstico y el diseño de futurosAntropología simbólica 
Objetivo: Conocer y aplicar los principios metodológicos y epistemológicos de la antropología simbólica en lo que se refiere a la descripción densa, para su aplicación a casos específicos.
Inteligencia prospectiva en la incertidumbre y la complejidad 
Objetivos: Aplicar la inteligencia prospectiva para tomar mejores decisiones personales y sociales en tiempos de incertidumbre y complejidad
Analizar un problema de forma más rápida, efectiva, entendiendo los procesos del cerebro y sus repercusiones en la vida diaria.Construcción de escenarios 
Objetivos: Identificar los elementos que caracterizan a los escenarios
Identificará distintos tipos de escenario Aplicará metodologías, métodos y técnicas para construir escenarios
Economía y sociedad: teorías del cambio 
Objetivo: Comprender la relación entre la economía y la sociedad desde el punto de vista de las teorías del cambio social, fundamentales para entender el futuro.


Escenarios de innovación disruptiva 
Objetivo: Conocer y aplicar herramientas para imaginar escenarios imposibles de prever.
Procesos innovadores de planeación prospectiva estratégica 
Objetivo: Analizar y diseñar procesos innovadores de planeación prospectiva estratégica
Pensamiento anticipatorio e innovación 
Objetivo: Aplicar los principios del pensamiento inventivo para el análisis, evaluando y proponiendo mejoras a los modelos analíticos para su aplicación a casos específicos.
Globalización, geopolítica y nuevas tecnologías 
Objetivos: Identificar los impactos de la globalización, la geopolítica en los procesos socio-históricos y las nuevas tecnologías con su influencia de la sociedad.
Analizar los efectos de la globalización, la geopolítica en los procesos socio-históricos y las nuevas tecnologías para el futuro de la humanidad.Narrativa y representación de escenarios a largo plazo 
Objetivo: Diseñar e implementar guiones para la representación de escenarios a largo plazo
Laboratorio de innovación social 
Objetivo: Aplicar ideas y prácticas novedosas en el ámbito de la gestión para el diseño y desarrollo de proyectos de innovación social para el futuro, analizando la realidad y proponiendo soluciones transversales, escalables y sostenibles.

Contar con título de licenciatura* | Portafolio de proyectos | Carta motivos | Entrevista | Aprobar propedéutico remedial | Mínimo de 480 puntos de TOEFL o equivalente

Inicio: Enero 2016 Duración: 1 año (2 semestres)

INFORMES: Coordinación de Promoción Posgrados T. 2789 9000 exts. 8811, 8853 y 8905

Horarios: Lunes de 18 a 20 horas y sábados de 10 a 14 horas

Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Municipal y Políticas Públicas CEDES

Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas UNACH


El egresado de la Maestría en Prospectiva y Estudios Estratégicos será competente para:

• Desempeñarse profesionalmente en espacios de trabajo académico, en los sectores público y privado, en organismos regionales e internacionales y en la asesoría y consultoría, relacionados con tareas de diagnóstico político y social, con el diseño e instrumentación de políticas de Estado, en la formulación de escenarios, en el análisis de riesgo y la evaluación de sus impactos, así como en los estudios prospectivos.

• Comprender mejor la realidad social y política del estado de Chiapas y de México.

• Manejar el instrumental teórico y metodológico en la formulación de alternativas estratégicas, en el curso de las tendencias económicas y políticas predominantes en la región.

• Utilizar los enfoques metodológicos en la formulación de políticas generales, así como en planes y programas concretos de gobierno.

• Seguir el curso de los conflictos, prever tendencias, adelantarse a los acontecimientos y realizar estudios de futuros posibles y viables.

• Realizar estudios de impacto social y económico, de competitividad y de gran visión estratégica.

• Ser agentes de cambio que promuevan con ética y compromiso social alternativas para el desarrollo


Maestría en Prospectiva estratégica


  1. Fundamentos de la Prospectiva y los Estudios de Futuro

  2. Megatendencias y Escenarios Mundiales

  3. Herramientas de Prospectiva I

  4. Introducción al Pensamiento Complejo

  5. Metodología de la Investigación Científica


    1. Vigilancia Tecnológica e Inteligencia Competitiva

    2. Geopolítica y Realidad Nacional

    3. Herramientas de Prospectiva II

    4. Técnicas de Modelamiento y Simulación

    5. Seminario de Tesis I

    1. Prospectiva y Políticas Publicas

    2. Escenarios Sectoriales

    3. Herramientas de Prospectiva III

    4. Gestión de Riesgos y Análisis de Decisiones

    5. Seminario de Tesis II

    1. Planeamiento Estratégico

    2. Aplicaciones de Prospectiva

    3. Modelos de Prospectiva Avanzada

    4. Dirección de Proyectos y Estudios de Prospectiva

    5. Seminario de Tesis III

Universidad Nacional Mayor San Marcos

Lima - Perú

Maestría en Prospectiva estratégica para el desarrollo nacional

Primer Semestre



(*) Seminario de Tesis I


Prospectiva Estratégica I


Fundamentos del Pensamiento Estratégico


Fundamentos de Macroeconomía


Fundamentos de Administración Estratégica


Segundo Semestre 



(*) Seminario de Tesis II


Planeamiento Estratégico


Prospectiva Estratégica II


Vigilancia Tecnológica e Inteligencia Competitiva


Tercer Semestre 



(*) Seminario de Tesis III


Dirección de Proyectos I


Legislación y Regulación


Dinámica de Sistemas I


 Cuarto Semestre 



(*) Seminario de Tesis IV


(*) Presentación del proyecto de     desarrollo nacional


Dirección de Proyectos II


Dinámica de Sistemas II


Universidad Externado de Colombia

Código SNIES Doctorado:

Código SNIES Maestría: 55110

 Código SNIES Especialización: 11265



Maestría en Pensamiento estratégico y prospectiva

  • Plan prospectivo estratégico de la organización. Si el estudiante lo desea el programa le permite elaborar el Plan Prospectivo Estratégico de su empresa.
  • Plan de estudios orientado al estudio de la prospectiva, la estrategia y las condiciones del entorno.
  • Docentes Propios: Francisco José Mojica (Universidad de París), Alejandro Beltrán (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Bibiana Pulido (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Francisco Gustavo Restrepo (M.I.T. Estados Unidos), Raúl Trujillo (Universidad Externado de Colombia), Alejandro Boada (Universidad de Manchester, Gran Bretaña).
  • Docentes Invitados:  Francisco López Segrera (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña), Eduardo Balbi (Eye Buenos Aires), Fernando Ortega Sanmartín (Concitec, Perú), Luis Salvador (Ministerio de Economía, Chile), Tomás Miklos (México), Leonel Guerra (Tec de Monterrey, México)

Especialización en Pensamiento estratégico y prospectiva Para formar profesionales en el diseño y construcción del futuro de la empresa y en el uso de estrategias e instrumentos que les permitan ejercer un monitoreo constante para la dirección de organizaciones en mercados altamente competitivos, el programa ofrece el siguiente plan de materias:

















































TALLER DE APROPIACION 1 (Prospectiva organizacional)




































Análisis Prospectivo - Estratégico


IAEN – Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales

Ecuador - Quito

Maestría en planificación y prospectiva multisectorial

Adriana Delgado

Malla curricular


Introducción a los estudios del futuro

Entre las temáticas que se aborda; Escuela americana con el Forecasting y la francesa con la Prospectiva, Entre los principales temas se consideran: (I) Principales diferencias entre Forecasting y Prospectiva (II) Think Tanks (tanques de pensamiento) que realizan estudios en cada metodología. (III) LIPSOR y Millenium Project. (IV) Casos de aplicación en otros países (V) Investigadores más importantes en cada escuela

Análisis y Metodología Prospectiva

Entre las temáticas que se abordan; la escuela francesa de estudios de futuro, caja de herramientas de Michel Godet: (I) Análisis del Estado del Arte y Tendencias futuras: PESTAL y Árbol de Giget (II) Identificación de factores de cambio: FODA prospectivo (III) Definición de variables estratégicas: Ábaco de Régnier (IV) Elaboración de escenarios: Ejes de Schwartz y Matriz morfológica (V) Estrategias para la construcción del escenario apuesta: Matriz IGO (VI) Juego de actores para escenario apuesta : MACTOR

Planificación y Política Pública

Entre las temáticas principales: (I) Diagnóstico del entorno mediante un análisis PESTA (político, económico, social, tecnológico y ambiental) desde el ámbito nacional hasta local (II) Articulación entre la planificación y las políticas públicas como medios para lograr los objetivos de un plan de desarrollo, desde la identificación de los problemas sociales hasta la evaluación de la política pública.

Planificación, Seguimiento y Evaluación

Entre las temáticas: (I) conceptos y herramientas necesarias para que a partir del escenario apuesta identificado en el análisis prospectivo (II) La planificación en territorio e institucional (III) El seguimiento y evaluación a las actividades planificadas (IV) Análisis GBR – Gestión Basada en Resultados, (Hacer, Aprender y Mejorar), emprende acciones correctivas de mejora (V) toma decisiones fundamentadas y gestiona mejor los riesgos y oportunidad es (VI) Se utilizarán casos reales que vayan de acuerdo a la realidad individual profesional, a la planificación nacional y e l posicionamiento del Ecuador en la región.


Geopolítica e Integración Regional

Entre las temáticas que se abordan: (I) Reconocer, comprender y debatir la construcción del campo de la Geopolítica, tomando en cuenta el desarrollo disciplinar en su relación con la Geografía Política, y las múltiples relaciones entre territorio, recursos materiales, económicos; y dimensión social y construcción cultural asociados al espacio y al manejo del mismo. (II) Revisión de autores clásicos y contemporáneos relevantes, tanto a nivel mundial, como a nivel regional y nacional. (III) Análisis de los núcleos de conflictividad en la Geopolítica contemporánea, también dialogará transversalmente con los actuales y probables a futuro posicionamiento se intereses del Ecuador frente al orden mundial, con especial énfasis en las iniciativas de integración. (IV) Análisis de Problemas contemporáneos y escenarios proyectivos sobre América Latina en la Geopolítica Mundial y la relación entre Geopolítica, recursos naturales, energía e infraestructura.

Economía Política Internacional

Entre las temáticas que se abordan: (I) La Economía del Mundo contemporánea desde una perspectiva teórica, histórica y estratégica. (II) Principales características de la Globalización y, sin excluir la trascendencia de los procesos “globales”. (III) Importancia de los bloques regionales en la Geografía económica mundial, analizando los flujos internacionales de comercio, inversiones, remesas y la implicación de la movilidad humana. (IV) Cambio estructurales en el patrón tecnológico y productivo, e n las inversiones y en el comercio internacional, así como los procesos de restructuración productiva. (V) Principales desafíos de Ecuador para alcanzar una inserción apropiada en la economía mundo.

Inteligencia Estratégica y Prospectiva en Seguridad

Entre las temáticas principales: (I) Abordar los debates entre disciplina científica y técnica alrededor de la Inteligencia diferencian d o e l ámbito del Estado y el que corresponde a otras áreas de la interacción humana. (II) Interpretación del conflicto en la seguridad y el análisis de escenarios considerando a la Inteligencia como una herramienta para la proyección de actividades económicas u comerciales


Innovación para el Desarrollo

Entre las temáticas principales se abordan: (I) Debate contemporáneo sobre modelos de desarrollo y alternativas al desarrollo, abordando la innovación desde el punto de vista de una reflexión crítica sobre conceptos como desarrollo sostenible, desarrollo basado en derechos, buen vivir, postdesarrollo, alter desarrollo y de crecimiento, entre otros. (II) Análisis de las relativas agendas de desarrollo y sus potencialidades para producir innovación en los territorios.

Política Industrial y Cambio de la Matriz Productiva

Entre las temáticas que se abordan en esta asignatura están:(I) Restructuración económica en América Latina y el mundo(II)Pekín-Washington-Brasilia (III) Geopolítica y bases del pensamiento latinoamericano sobre el desarrollo(IV)Segunda independencia y política industrial (V) Planificación económica y prospectiva (vi)El pan y la palabra

Estadísticas Aplicadas a la Prospectiva

Entre las temáticas que se abordan: (I) Probabilidad y estadísticas a través del estudio y la práctica del análisis de datos. (II) Análisis numérico para escenarios prospectivos. (III) Algunos tópicos incluyen resúmenes numéricos, gráficos de datos, pruebas de hipótesis, intervalos de confianza, análisis de varianza, regresión, y análisis de datos conglomera dos.

Seminario de Titulación con enfoque cuantitativo

Las principales temáticas son: (I) Metodologías de investigación cuantitativa (II) Análisis de las perspectivas teóricas sobre los métodos de investigación cuantitativa y su aplicación (III) Revisión conceptual y la aplicación de herramientas de investigación para el análisis de la información y datos para la investigación (IV) Análisis de datos de tipo exploratorio: con técnicas cuantitativas. (V) Análisis de datos de tipo descriptivo: combinando estadísticas descriptivas con la estadística inferencial y el análisis estratégico medidas directas de intervención con objetivos específicos a mediano y largo plazo. (VIII)Problemas ligados al diseño, levantamiento, tratamiento, uso de la información y su interpretación como: sesgos en los datos, correlaciones espurias y el grave problema de endogeneidad.


Nuevas Fuentes de Energía y Recursos Naturales

Entre las temáticas principales que se abordan: (I)Introducción a la gestión de recursos naturales con énfasis en energías renovables. (II)Conceptos y temas actuales relevantes a las discusiones de manejo y gestión de recursos naturales. (III) Una mirada a los recursos energéticos renovables, sus aplicaciones y sostenibilidad; energías renovables como la energía solar, energía eólica ,geotérmica e hidroeléctrica y las demandas energéticas actuales y las futuras. (IV) Políticas y proyectos energéticos nel Ecuador. (V) Desarrollo de pensamiento crítico sobre los problemas ambientales, sociales y económicos de las políticas energéticas en el país y sus posibles estrategias de manejo.

Escenarios Futuros en Tecnología

Entre las temáticas principales:(I) Las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC) han venido creando o apoyando sistemas y redes innovadoras que afectan cada vez más a las sociedades y sus gobiernos, industrias, comunidades y personas. (II)Escenarios futuros sobre los que se cimentará esta tecnología y su influencia en la vida política, social, económica y otros de la nueva sociedad. (III) Fundamentos tecnológicos axiomáticos existentes sobre los que se desarrollará la nueva tecnología.(IV) Identificación de la tecnología que la podremos considerar como aceleradores de innovación, es decir aquella tecnología que está actuando y actuará como catalizador del desarrollo de la innovación tecnológica (V)Visualiza los futuros escenarios tecnológicos con los que vivirá la humanidad.(VI) Nuevos paradigmas que emergerán, no solo en el plano tecnológico, si non lo social, político y demás escenarios de la futura sociedad humana.( VIII )Desarrollo tecnológico en Ecuador.

 Seminario de Titulación con enfoque cualitativo

Las principales temáticas son: (I)Metodologías de investigación cualitativa (II) Aspectos epistemológicos para herramientas y técnicas cualitativas; con entrevistas, análisis de discurso, encuestas, la observación etnográfica y observación participante, historia de vida; grupo focal, intervención sociológica(IV) Muestreo cualitativo; muestreo intencional, muestreo teórico, principio de saturación, entre otros ( V ) Análisis de datos cualitativos mediante el uso de software como N-vivo, AtlasTI (VI) Otras herramientas necesarias para lleva a cabo investigaciones científicas cualitativas rigurosas(VII) Discusiones Metodológicas, Epistemológicas y Ontológicas para definir el alcance y enfoque de la investigación (VIII) Diseño metodológico del Plan de Investigación ; Delimitación del tema por investigar; el planteamiento del problema y las preguntas de investigación la elaboración de antecedentes y justificación del tema de estudio; el planteamiento de objetivos generales y específicos de la investigación; construcción del estado de la cuestión en la investigación de la temática de prospectiva estratégica; elaboración del marco teórico y las principales herramientas conceptuales de análisis de la investigación; el planteamiento y la formulación e hipótesis de estudio; la planificación de la investigación, la redacción académica y el manejo de fuentes y referencias bibliográficas de acuerdo a las normas APA 6ta edición .




Master degree in National Strategic Intelligence (Inteligencia Estratégica Nacional "Siglo XXI") The Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina offers a Master degree in National Strategic Intelligence (Inteligencia Estratégica Nacional "Siglo XXI"). The program’s futures studies include: scenario building, structural analysis, and regional scenarios (Mercosur etc.) Research methods include delphi, cross-impact, and others. It is a two years program with a final thesis. The program has existed since 1997. It had 145 students in 2002. 
* Introduction to strategy
* National strategic intelligence
* National defence
* Planning 1
* Planning 2
* Planning 3
* Content Analysis 
* Origin and evolution of contemporary political concepts
* Methodology of analysis
* Global strategic visions
* Argentina in a global political context 
Professional Seminar in Studies of the Future
This seminar carries two objectives: 1) the clarification and communication of participant values, aspirations and preferable visions, 2) and the acquisition of practical tools in the investigation of change. The seminar aims to achieve a ‘confluence’ between participant projections of change and self knowledge gained through reflection. 

Director: Dr. Miguel Angel Gutierrez and 
Lic. Verónica Peredo
Ciudad de La Paz 1564, 3ro. C, 
(1426) Buenos Aires Argentina.
Tel/fax: 54 11 4815 3138
Home page Http://



Códigos SNIES: 54473 Virtual y 54085 Presencial

Medellín - Colombia

Especialización en propectiva organizacional
Modalidad Presencial y Virtual
Registro Calificado 54473  Virtual

54085 Presencial


La Especialización en Prospectiva modalidad presencia o virtual tiene como objetivo formar especialistas en capacidad de gestionar la construcción colectiva de futuros, con pensamiento y metodología Prospectiva-Estratégica; desde el Desarrollo del conocimiento sobre el cambio y con fundamentación teórica desde los Estudios del Futuro, acorde a los contextos de sus campos de acción, a través de técnicas y herramientas de Visualización del Futuro, que fortalezcan la toma e implementación de decisiones para adelantar acciones de calidad en el presente, animados por un mejor devenir y garantizando la proyección organizacional.

Profesionales que deseen complementar sus estudios, directores de planeación, gerentes de proyectos, coordinadores de procesos organizacionales, líderes comunitarios y de proyectos regionales, consultores empresariales, docentes universitarios, investigadores en todas las áreas del conocimiento.

Horario Nocturno
Perfil ocupacional
Dos semestres (1 año)
• Asesor y consultor en temáticas relacionadas con la prospectiva en las áreas económica, financiera, educativa, administrativa, política, cultural y social.
• Director de planeación en una organización pública o privada.
• Miembro de equipos de investigación.
• Coordinador de grupos interdisciplinarios.
• Director de investigación y desarrollo.
• Director de entidades solidarias, comunitarias y de ONG.

ESPECIALIZACIÓN EN PROSPECTIVA ORGANIZACIONAL  (Especialización organizacional en 3 semestres No vigente)
Código ICFES 372030600000500111200

Como un programa de formación práctico y pertinente a las reales necesidades de las empresas, Esumer ha diseñado su nueva Especialización Tecnológica en Gerencia de Proyectos, con la cual ofrece soluciones concretas y efectivas para el desarrollo del sector empresarial. Más aún, la creciente complejidad de los negocios, la competencia y la aceleración del cambio, obligan al desarrollo de esquemas de trabajo más flexibles y mejor planificados alrededor de proyectos, los cuales permitirán una mejor organización del tiempo, la optimización de los recursos y favorecen un verdadero trabajo en equipo e interdisciplinario.


Formar especialistas integrales con alta capacidad de liderazgo, a partir de la comprensión de las técnicas modernas de dirección y gestión de proyectos y su práctica en distintas organizaciones públicas y privadas o en la creación de su propia empresa.

Profesionales o tecnólogos que deseen complementar sus estudios con una especialización en Gerencia de Proyectos, cuyo contenido, apropiación de herramientas y metodología validan su carácter tecnológico y están de acuerdo con las reales necesidades de la empresa constituida o en formación.

Se desarrollará un método que permita que el estudiante avance progresivamente en las fases de los proyectos: formulación, evaluación, programación, ejecución y control, para aplicar estos conceptos en un trabajo integral, que se inicia en el primer semestre de la especialización y culmina con el trabajo de grado.


El egresado de esta especialización, está en condiciones de interactuar con expertos de otras disciplinas y puede desempeñarse como:

Asesor y consultor en temáticas relacionadas con la prospectiva en las área económica, financiera, educativa, administrativa, política, cultural y social.
Director de Planeación en una organización pública o privada.
Miembro de equipos de investigación.
Coordinador de grupos interdisciplinarios.

En este módulo se da una aproximación a la naturaleza epistemológica de la Prospectiva, en términos de "inter y transdisciplinariedad". Se precisan algunos criterios para la fundamentación del discurso contemporáneo de los estudios de futuro.

Teorías de análisis y comportamiento organizacional, análisis de enfoque sistémico de las organizaciones y evolución de las estructuras organizacionales.

SEMINARIO I (Introducción al Pensamiento Prospectivo)
Curso básico que pretende situar a todos los estudiantes de la especialización en el lenguaje unificado del pensamiento y las herramientas prospectivas. Este módulo dará insumos fundamentales para el avance en los niveles siguientes y, especialmente, para que la actividad práctica del primer nivel tenga una clara fundamentación desde la prospectiva.

APLICACION I (Lectura de entorno social, cultural y laboral)
Este módulo es totalmente práctico, su desarrollo se fundamenta en el trabajo aplicado sobre el grupo social o laboral al cual se haya vinculado el estudiante. Este trabajo práctico busca desarrollar habilidades en la elaboración de diagnósticos, pronósticos y control. Análisis de megatendencias.

Apropiación de los conceptos teóricos, métodos de construcción de futuros, factores de cambio, actores sociales y corrientes del pensamiento prospectivo. Este módulo permite, además de la profundización en el conocimiento de las escuelas de pensamiento prospectivo, el desarrollo de habilidades en la definición de escenarios, el diseño de problemas y la formulación de planes, programas y proyectos.

Se trabaja en este curso el desarrollo de habilidades de innovación y creatividad, su aplicación a las labores de gerencia organizacional, además de un trabajo estructurado de clasificación y caracterización de grupos, con un enfoque hacia los métodos de dirección de los mismos.

SEMINARIO II (Métodos cuantitativos)
Con el fin de prepararse para la aplicación de métodos, técnicas y herramientas prospectivas, la especialización desarrolla en este seminario un trabajo práctico de aplicación de la estadística, la informática y los sistemas de información a los análisis prospectivos.

APLICACIÓN II (Diseño metodológico)
En esta segunda etapa, el estudiante de la especialización realiza, bajo la tutoría de un experto, el diseño metodológico de su trabajo de grado. Luego de hacer una lectura de su grupo social o laboral, se definen las pautas del trabajo de campo y los niveles de intervención que se desarrollarán desde la prospectiva sobre dicho grupo social.

En este módulo se trabaja la aplicación y el diseño de diferentes técnicas y herramientas. Se practica con técnicas prospectivas manejadas por computador: Ábaco de Regnier, Análisis Estructural, Actores y Objetivos, Delphi, Smic, Análisis Morfológico, Igo, entre otros.

Este curso complementa el trabajo en dirección de grupos. Su enfoque práctico permite que el estudiante aplique técnicas de manejo de grupos y conozca la pedagogía y didácticas específicas en su manejo. Prepara al estudiante para que conozca técnicas de trabajo en grupo y cree condiciones para que funcione de manera estratégica y cohesionado.

SEMINARIO III (Gerencia por proyectos)
En este módulo se trabajan herramientas fundamentales para la gestión del recurso humano, enfatiza en la metodología de proyectos. Se estudia la aplicación de recursos informáticos en procesos de planeación, programación de actividades y gestión de proyectos organizacionales. Aplicación de herramientas como Balanced Score Card, Project, entre otras.

La asesoría en este módulo guiará la etapa final del proyecto o trabajo de grado. Los estudiantes realizan su trabajo de campo, aplican las técnicas prospectivas, verifican resultados y presentan conclusiones. En este módulo se sintetiza la especialización: recopila la filosofía y las técnicas prospectivas, las metodologías de grupos, se implementan los recursos de administración, información e informática.
Tres niveles académicos


Código SNIES: 12106

Medellín - Colombia

Especialización en Estrategia Gerencial  y Prospectiva

REGISTRO ICFES: 171053706580500111200


A través del Postgrado en Estrategia Gerencial y Prospectiva, la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana formará especialistas con conocimientos de alto nivel, como resultado de un proceso enseñanza – aprendizaje de gran exigencia académica, con el fin de lograr mayor desarrollo en nuestra estructura empresarial y social. Asimismo, el venir formando profesionales en las áreas administrativa y económica en la Escuela de Ciencias Estratégicas, genera una oportunidad para que dichos profesionales obtengan la posibilidad de profundizar en el conocimiento y manejo de modelos e instrumentos Gerenciales para el desarrollo de las organizaciones.


La vitalidad de la Prospectiva radica en su función permanente de divisar el horizonte y anticiparse a la fuerza de los acontecimientos que se ven venir, con la finalidad de no permitir que el futuro nos atrape, lo mismo que el gaviero tiene como tarea impedir que la nave encalle o sucumba bajo la tormenta, por causas de una circunstancia perceptible y reconocible desde su puesto de operaciones y, además, para prepararse competitivamente para las oportunidades y ventajas que le ofrecerá el porvenir.

Por ello, esta especialización desea brindar a las organizaciones (instituciones, empresas o región) una visión permanente de los cambios sociales, económicos, políticos, culturales, tecnológicos que se originan en el entorno y dotarlo de los conocimientos e instrumentos que le van a ser necesarios.

Plan de Estudios

Especialización en Estrategia Gerencial y Prospectiva

Período I Período II
Seminario de Formación Investigativa I 1 Seminario de Formación Investigativa II 1
Planteamiento del problema, objetivo y justificación Desarrollo y entrega del trabajo de grado
Seminario de Cultura y Empresa 2
Relación antropología, cultura, filosofía, administración y organizaciones
Gerencia Contemporánea 2 Pensamiento Estratégico 2
Teoría de las organizaciones y tendencias de la gerencia Estrategia y dirección estratégica
Entorno Económico 3 Prospectiva 2
Macroeconomía, microeconomía y coyuntura económica Métodos y caja de herramientas para la prospección al futuro
Teoría General de Sistemas y Complejidad 2 Política y Geopolítica 2
El pensamiento sistémico y complejo El estado, las instituciones y la política mundial en el entorno empresarial
Gestión Financiera 3 Pensamiento Estratégico II 2
Diagnóstico, análisis y planeación financiera Escuelas, orígenes y aplicaciones del pensamiento estratégico
Prospectiva II 2
Etapas y técnicas en consultoría prospectiva
Seminario de Profundización 2
Seminario de libre elección por parte de los estudiantes
Créditos por Período 13 13


Nivel de Formación: Especialización

SNIES: 210256583381100112300

Costos: Ver requisitos de matrícula y más

Resolución: Nº 1675  del 21 de junio de 2000

Bogotá Colombia

Especialización en Dirección Prospectiva y Estratégica de las Organizaciones Universitarias

Registro Calificado 210256583381100112300

El programa de especialización en Dirección Prospectiva y Estratégica de las Organizaciones Universitarias, tiene una duración de 25 créditos de los cuales el 75% corresponden a cursos básicos obligatorios y el otro 25% a cursos electivos, los cuales el estudiante puede cursar de acuerdo a sus intereses y expectativas.

Nivel de Formación : Especialización 

Propósito de Formación :  Facilitar la comprensión conceptual de los fundamentos que orientan la educación superior y sus posibles desarrollos, como un proceso participativo y reflexivo de construcción de visión que intenta mirar hacia el futuro de la ciencia, la tecnología y la sociedad para soportar la toma de decisiones del presente y movilizar fuerzas unidas para realizarlas.
Dirigido a:  Directivos docentes, tutores, investigadores y profesionales interesados en profundizar en una concepción moderna de la Educación Superior, sus fines, modelos de gestión y prácticas académico-pedagógicas de calidad.

Título que conduce: Especialista en Dirección Prospectiva y Estratégica de las Organizaciones Universitarias

Créditos Académicos: 25

Perfil Profesional :

El Especialista en Dirección Prospectiva y Estratégica de las Organizaciones Universitarias estará en capacidad de:

• -Comprender la dinámica de las organizaciones universitarias.

• Conocer la naturaleza de la legislación educativa colombiana y su impacto sobre la dirección de instituciones de educación superior.

• Visualizar el papel sociológico, económico y político de la Educación Superior en nuestro contexto sociográfico, frente a las tendencias y desarrollos en el contexto internacional.

• Desarrollar amplios conocimientos sobre la naturaleza, instrumentos, procedimientos y fines de la evaluación con propósitos de calidad en educación superior.

• Gerenciar procesos de planeación prospectiva y estratégica

• Ejecutar, coordinar y evaluar la ejecución de proyectos de desarrollo organizacional planteados a partir de la planeación prospectiva.

Perfil de Desempeño:  

El Especialista en Dirección Prospectiva y Estratégica de las Organizaciones Universitarias podrá desempeñarse en cargos de dirección, tales como:

• Rector, Director de Centros Regionales de Educación a Distancia, Director de planificación y Director de Unidades académicas. Además podrá:

• Ofrecer servicios de consultoría en: Planificación Prospectiva y Estratégica de las organizaciones del conocimiento; procesos de acreditación y autoevaluación; procesos de innovación y gestión flexible de la universidad; y diseño de estrategias e indicadores de competitividad del sector educativo.

• Asesorar Entes Territoriales y Gubernamentales en la Formulación de Políticas Educativas y Puesta en Práctica de Planes de Desarrollo para el Sector.

Plan de Estudios

Area de Formación Disciplinar
Cursos Académicos Básicos
Créditos Académicos
Escenarios Prospectivos
Sociedad de conocimiento
Organizaciones del conocimiento
Area de Formación Profesional Específica
Cursos Académicos Básicos
Créditos Académicos
Gestión de Cambio e innovación
Políticas educativas comparadas
Educación Superior en la sociedad del Conocimiento
Area de Formación Investigativa
Cursos Académicos Básicos
Créditos Académicos
Espacios comunes de educación Superior
Sistema de Integración Universitaria de Posgrados SIUP
Métodos y Diseños Estratégicos
Diseño de Proyectos de Investigación y desarrollo

RVOE: 983020


Especialidad en prospectiva



Pós-Graduação em Prospectiva, Estratégia e Inovação
1. Prospectiva Estratégica:
Princípios, Conceitos e Aplicações 
(Strategic Foresight: Principles, Concepts and Applications)
Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho
António Alvarenga
    2 Seminários João Caraça 
Michael Jackson
2. Gestão Estratégica e Decisão
(Strategic Management and Decision-Making)
Luís Nazaré
    2 Seminários Pedro Janela
António Mexia
3. Concepção e Gestão de Processos de Inovação
(Designing and Managing the Innovation Process)
Manuel Mira Godinho
Vítor Corado Simões
João Picoito
    2 Seminários João Lobo Antunes
António Câmara
João Vasconcelos
4. Tendências e Desafios no Mundo e na Europa
(Global and European Trends and Challenges)
Tendências Pesadas e Incertezas Cruciais na Economia Global José Manuel Félix Ribeiro
Portugal e o Futuro da Europa: Desafios
e Perspectivas
José Maria Brandão de Brito
5. Liderança, Empreendedorismo, e Concepção de Projectos
(Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Project Design)
Liderança Pedro Moreira
Empreendedorismo e Business Planning António Lucena de Faria
Concepção e Gestão de Projectos Manuel Vilhena de Veludo
6. Apresentação e Exploração de uma Caixa de Ferramentas de Prospectiva, Gestão Estratégica e Inovação
(Mastering a Foresight, Strategy and Innovation Toolbox)
Métodos e Ferramentas de Prospectiva Estratégica António Alvarenga
Técnicas Criativas e de Inovação Stephan Magnus
Competitive Intelligence Miguel Duarte Ferreira
Ferramentas de Gestão Jorge Marrão
João Messias Gomes
7. Foresight Lab – Projecto de Scenario Planning:
Da Antecipação à Acção
(Scenario Planning Project: From Anticipation to Action)
Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho
Simulação Interactiva de um Projecto de Scenario Planning
(Plenary and Working Groups)
8. Strategy Lab - Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Renovação / Mudança Estratégica
(Designing and Leading a Strategic Renewal / Changing Process)
Luís Nazaré
José Maria Brandão de Brito
Simulação Interactiva do Processo de Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Renovação / Mudança Estratégica
(Plenary and Working Groups)
9. Innovation Lab - Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Inovação
(Designing and Managing an Innovation Process)
Álvaro Nogueiras
Simulação Interactiva da Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Inovação
(Plenary and Working Groups)

Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales

Buenos Aires


Especialización en Prospectiva Estratégica


Especialización en Prospectiva Estratégica
Director: Mag. Eduardo Raúl Balbi
Co-director: Lic. Gustavo Adamovsky

  Resolución de Rectorado Nº C-02/10.
Dictamen favorable de la CONEAU. Sesión Nº 314/10

Duración: 3 cuatrimestres 
Título: Especialista en Prospectiva Estratégica


Objetivos de la Especialización

El objetivo central de la carrera es formar profesionales y expertos en las capacidades de:

  • Lograr habilidades para la conceptualización del mundo del futuro.
  • Manejar la Metodología de Prospectiva Estratégica que les permita facilitar el diseño de escenarios de futuro y el desarrollo de políticas, estrategias y planes para su logro, con foco prioritario en el mediano y largo plazo.
  • Analizar las características y condiciones del entorno, sus consecuencias y las posibilidades de orientarlo a los fines propios.
  • Proporcionar a los asistentes las herramientas conceptuales, metodológicas y operativas básicas para llevar a cabo diversos análisis de futuro de sus respectivas instituciones y sociedades.
  • Dimensionar las características y condiciones de su sociedad deseada en el futuro, y las que se darían de no hacer nada al respecto.

Realizar el análisis prospectivo estratégico de instituciones, áreas, sectores o de un conjunto social, como condición de aprobación de este programa, con la retroalimentación y el seguimiento de un tutor.


Está dirigido a graduados universitarios de carreras afines de grado o de nivel superior no universitario o con 4 (cuatro) años de duración como mínimo.

En casos excepcionales de postulantes que se encuentren fuera de los términos precedentes, podrán ser admitidos siempre que demuestren, a través de las evaluaciones y los requisitos que la universidad establezca, poseer preparación, aptitudes y conocimientos suficientes para cursarla satisfactoriamente (artículo 2º de la Ley 25754).

De no tener los títulos requeridos, se podrá solicitar la admisión al Programa y obtener con la aprobación del mismo una Diplomatura en Prospectiva Estratégica.

Perfil del participante

La Especialización en Prospectiva Estratégica y sus énfasis, están dirigidos a profesionales, líderes y ejecutivos de áreas públicas y privadas responsables de asesoramiento, ejecución, decisión, planeación y otras actividades similares y conexas.

Perfil del egresado

La formación profesional en prospectiva permitirá al asistente estar capacitado para:

  • Contribuir y permitir construir colectivamente el futuro de las instituciones, organizaciones y sociedades, y hacer de este hecho un mecanismo de gestión.
  • Planificar, organizar, programar y establecer políticas, estrategias y programas de mediano y largo plazos de instituciones, empresas, universidades, organismos estatales y privados e instituciones sociales en general.
  • Liderar e integrar grupos “vigía” o de “alerta prospectiva” que estén en permanente actividad identificando tendencias, cambios, riesgos y oportunidades, y anticipándose al futuro.

Inserción Laboral

Las áreas de desempeño de los profesionales que realicen esta Especialización son:

  • Ejecutivos y Directores de todo tipo de Instituciones
  • Gerentes y Jefes
  • Planificadores, asesores y consultores
  • Profesionales vinculados a los distintos aspectos de la dinámica social, en todas sus formas
  • Líderes sociales

Los asistentes formados en la Especialización en Prospectiva Estratégica podrán desempeñarse en cargos ejecutivos, de asesoramiento, de planeamiento y otros similares. En ellos, podrán incorporar la teoría y la práctica de los métodos de la prospectiva; en especial llevarán a cabo las siguientes tareas:

  • Planificar, organizar, programar y establecer las políticas de mediano y largo plazo de organismos, empresas e instituciones estatales y privadas, tanto en la faz meramente aplicativa como en la capacitación de personal y en el control y evaluación de procesos.
  • Construir colectivamente el futuro de las instituciones y hacer de este hecho un mecanismo de gestión.
  • Liderar un grupo “vigía” o de “alerta prospectiva” que esté en permanente actividad identificando riesgos y oportunidades y anticipándose al futuro.
  • Llevar a cabo el proceso de evaluación o auditoría estratégica y de gestión interna de la respectiva institución


La Especialización tendrá una modalidad presencial intensiva, de dos días (viernes y sábado) cada 3 semanas.

Cada cohorte tendrá también el apoyo de una plataforma de Educación a Distancia para fortalecer el contacto e intercambio entre los participantes y con el cuerpo docente, generar y participar en foros, y mantener una comunicación permanente.

La dinámica pedagógica de las materias y módulos se centra en uno de los paradigmas principales de la prospectiva: “aprender haciendo”. Por lo tanto, la totalidad de los conocimientos teóricos referidos directamente a esta disciplina científica tendrán actividades y aplicaciones prácticas obligatorias.

En un futuro próximo, será posible cursar esta Especialización en modalidad "A Distancia" con actividades presenciales de validación y nivelación.

Requisitos para la Graduación

Las condiciones de graduación incluyen las evaluaciones parciales/ finales de las asignaturas del plan, 75% de asistencia a las clases presenciales previstas, acreditación de horas de tutoría y la presentación y defensa del trabajo final.

Plan de Estudios

1.1 DINÁMICA DEL ENTORNO (Teórico - Práctico)
1.3 LIDERAZGO (Práctico)
1.6 EL PROCESO DECISIONAL (Teórico - Práctico)
2.1 PLANEACIÓN ESTRATÉGICA (Teórico - Práctico)
2.4 EL MÉTODO DELPHOS (Práctico)
2.5 EL MÉTODO GODET (Práctico)
3.1 Énfasis seleccionado (Práctico)
3.2 Trabajo final de Especialización


Cuerpo Docente

Director: Mag. Eduardo Balbi
Co-director: Lic. Gustavo Adamovsky

Proceso de Admisión

La inscripción a las Carreras de Posgrado se encuentra abierta de Noviembre a Marzo y en la medida que existan vacantes disponibles.

Los aspirantes deberán realizar el proceso de admisión acompañando la documentación requerida:

  • Solicitud de inscripción completa en forma electró
  • Fotocopia del Título de Grado (anverso y reverso), legalizado por el Ministerio de Educación de la Nación. En el caso de extranjeros: debidamente apostillado por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores del País de origen. Se deberá presentar, en todos los casos, el título original para su vista.
  • Certificado analítico de materias.
  • Foto 4x4 digitalizada (peso inferior a 1Mb).
  • Currículum Vitae
  • Fotocopias de las 2 primeras páginas del DNI, en caso de extranjeros, Pasaporte.
  • Abonar matrícula de ingreso al Ciclo Académico.

Entrevista Inicial con el Director de la Carrera, que será programada por éste junto con el alumno luego del proceso de inscripción.

Calendario Académico

Inicio:  Marzo 2011.

Días y Horarios: Viernes y Sábados (dos días), cada 3 semanas.*
*Podrán agregarse días adicionales para talleres y tutorías.

Duración: 3 cuatrimestres (presencial) y Trabajo Final de Especialización.

Lic. Gustavo Adamovsky, Int: 151.

Informes e Inscripción:
Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales - UCES
Paraguay 1338, Piso 1, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.
Tel.: (+54-11) 4814-9200; int. 487 y 488, de 10:00 a 19:00 hs.

Universidad Unicista

Argentina - USA

Postgrado en Prospectiva

Este postgrado está dirigido básicamente a quienes tienen la responsabilidad de desarrollar estrategias de negocios internacionales y necesitan prever el futuro de diferentes mercados para posicionar la empresa en función de coyunturas internacionales.
El postgrado de prospectiva busca desarrollar técnicas de pronóstico del futuro en el campo de las posibilidades y manejar alternativas en el campo de las probabilidades.
A pesar de estar claramente orientado al desarrollo de negocios su orientación en el campo macro lleva a manejar la prospectiva también de ciudades, regiones, culturas o sectores sociales.
Las herramientas conceptuales desarrolladas permiten un manejo con un alto grado de acierto de los pronósticos.


Master en prospectiva, sistémica y modelación de sistemas socionaturales El estudiante será siempre un elemento activo, protagonista del programa. La pluridisciplinariedad del programa tiene que venir de la mano, entre otras cosas, de la diversidad de formación de sus estudiantes y profesores, y de la confrontación dialéctica de las diferentes visiones que esta formación les da sobre el estado del mundo. Los lunes se desarrollarán una serie de actividades, conferencias, presentaciones, talleres de trabajo, que tienen como objetivo incrementar el tiempo y la calidad de la participación de los estudiantes del programa.
Regent University


Master Administration in Strategic Foresight

The MSF curriculum can be thought of as a pyramid, that builds its structure upon five successive layers:

1. Overview
You begin your program with an overview of leadership and futures studies. You learn how to leverage these two disciplines to think strategically and influence others.

2. Theory
The second layer is futures theory. You study organized complexity and apply theories of how organizations and societies change over time.

3. Methods
The third level of the Strategic Foresight degree are methods. You study forecasting, scenarios and strategic change.

4. Context
The fourth level is context. Effective leaders specialize or develop contextual intelligence about their organization's future. Our electives in Organizational Futures, World Futures, Human Futures, Professional Futures and Religionists & Futurists help you build your own knowledge base.

5. Capstone
The fifth and final level is a capstone project. You experience a professional internship, write a formal dissertation or write up a project relating to the long-term direction of your field.

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil

Maestria en Pensamiento Estratégico y Prospectiva para la Educación Superior


Maestría en pensamiento estratégico y prospectiva para la educación superior

Módulo I: Teoría de la educación superior,

- Teoría de la universidad

- Pensamiento estratégico

Módulo II: Análisis prospectivo del entorno

- Conceptualización de la prospectiva

- Prospectiva estratégica

- Geopolítica y geoestratégia

- Tendencias mundiales de la educación superior

- Perspectiva del Ecuador en América Latina: escenarios posibles

- La sociedad del conocimiento

Módulo III: Teoría y aplicación de la acreditación

- Teoría y modelo de la autoevaluación institucional

- La acreditación en las instituciones de educación superior del Ecuador

- Taller de apropiación del proceso de acreditación a partir de casos reales

Módulo IV: Teoría y aplicación del pensamiento estratégico

- Direccionamiento estratégico

- Ética y universidad

Módulo V: Teoría y aplicación de la prospectiva

- Modelo prospectivo estratégico I

- Modelo prospectivo estratégico II

- Nuevas tendencias de los estudios de fututo

- La perspectiva tecnológica


Associate Arte Degree

Futures studies

Award Description: 
This Associate Degree will provide students the tools to identify and analyze trends that impact the future of our world on a social, cultural, political, economic and environmental level.
Program Description: 
The Futures Studies program offers practical skills, theory and methods to strategically identify and analyze trends that affect the world on a social, cultural, political, economic and environmental level. Through Futures Studies theory and methods, students learn to postulate possible, probable and preferable futures. The opportunity to gain professional experience in the field of Futures Studies is offered through participation in a field experience capstone course.
Program Goals: 
Students will learn to: 
--envision possible, probable and preferable futures.
--apply methods of visioning, strategic planning and simulations to case studies.
--assess and evaluate trends forecasted on a national and international level.
--critically analyze positive and negative factors that may influence the future of the world.
--identify and explore just, equitable and sustainable solutions to social, environmental, political and economic issues.
Program Emphasis: 
A focus is placed upon the interdisciplinary nature of the application of Futures Studies to anthropology, political science, sociology, technology and computer science, economics and environmental science. Students are encouraged to think critically about the future in a responsible manner taking into consideration just and equitable solutions to challenges facing the world.
Career Options: 
Most career options directly related to Futures Studies require graduate level degrees. However, there are several applied and paraprofessional occupations that may not require education beyond the associate degree. Available career tracks include working as a strategic planner, demographer, futurist, sociologist, pollster, researcher, political analyst, educator, anthropologist, industrial psychologist, business leader, consultant or a change agent.
Courses Required for the Major: Units
  FUTR 101 Introduction to Futures Studies 3
  FUTR 102 Creating Futures: Methods and Tools 3
  FUTR 103 Emerging Technologies 3
  ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
  POLI 103 Comparative Politics 3
  CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
  SOCO 223 Globalization and Social Change 3
  FUTR 250 Field Experience in Futures Studies 1 - 3

International certified future stategist

UE program

Escuela Latinoamericanan de prospectiva

Especialización,  Maestría y Doctorado en prospectiva


Instituto para o Desenvolvimento e Estudos Económicos,      Financeiros e Empresariais


Diploma de pós-graduação em “Prospectiva, Estratégia e Inovação” 
1. Prospectiva Estratégica:
Princípios, Conceitos e Aplicações 
(Strategic Foresight: Principles, Concepts and Applications)
Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho
António Alvarenga
28 7
    2 Seminários João Caraça 
Michael Jackson
2. Gestão Estratégica e Decisão
(Strategic Management and Decision-Making)
Luís Nazaré 28 7
    2 Seminários José Cordeiro
António Mexia
3. Concepção e Gestão de Processos de Inovação
(Designing and Managing the Innovation Process)
Manuel Mira Godinho
Vítor Corado Simões
João Picoito
28 7
    2 Seminários João Lobo Antunes
António Câmara
João Vasconcelos
4. Tendências e Desafios no Mundo e na Europa
(Global and European Trends and Challenges)
12 3
Tendências Pesadas e Incertezas Cruciais na Economia Global José Manuel Félix Ribeiro
Portugal e o Futuro da Europa: Desafios
e Perspectivas
José Maria Brandão de Brito
5. Liderança, Empreendedorismo, e Concepção de Projectos
(Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Project Design)
36 8
Liderança Pedro Moreira
Empreendedorismo e Business Planning António Lucena de Faria
Concepção e Gestão de Projectos Manuel Vilhena de Veludo
6. Apresentação e Exploração de uma Caixa de Ferramentas de Prospectiva, Gestão Estratégica e Inovação
(Mastering a Foresight, Strategy and Innovation Toolbox)
48 10
Métodos e Ferramentas de Prospectiva Estratégica António Alvarenga
Técnicas Criativas e de Inovação Stephan Magnus
Competitive Intelligence Miguel Duarte Ferreira
Ferramentas de Gestão Jorge Marrão
João Messias Gomes
7. Foresight Lab – Projecto de Scenario Planning:
Da Antecipação à Acção
(Scenario Planning Project: From Anticipation to Action)
Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho 16 6
Simulação Interactiva de um Projecto de Scenario Planning
(Plenary and Working Groups)
8. Strategy Lab - Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Renovação / Mudança Estratégica
(Designing and Leading a Strategic Renewal / Changing Process)
Luís Nazaré
José Maria Brandão de Brito
16 6
Simulação Interactiva do Processo de Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Renovação / Mudança Estratégica
(Plenary and Working Groups)
9. Innovation Lab - Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Inovação
(Designing and Managing an Innovation Process)
Pedro do Carmo Costa 16 6
Simulação Interactiva da Concepção e Gestão de um Processo de Inovação
(Plenary and Working Groups)

Universidad Simón Bolivar

Caracas - Venezuela

Diplomado en prospectiva y estrategia
Diplomado en Prospectiva
Creación de Escenarios y Toma de Decisiones

Escuela de Actualización Profesional (ESAP) de UNIFRANZ - Bolivia

Diplomado de prospectiva política aplicada
Universidad Católica

Facultad de Economía

Diplomado prospectiva empresarial, clusters y encadenamientos productivos
Universidad de San Martín Diplomatura en prospectiva estratégica en gobernabilidad

Cursos pregrado, módulos de posgrado y otras formaciones


Medellín - Bucaramanga 

- Módulo prospectiva tecnológica, Maestría Gestión tecnológica

- Módulo pensamiento estratégico y prospectiva empresarial, Especialización en Gerencia

- Módulo prospectiva, Especialización en Diseño estratégico

Módulo prospectiva, Facultad Comunicación organizacional

Instituto Universitario

Centro Latinoamericano de Economía Humana – CLAEH

Diploma de Prospectiva

ver también:

This page lists programs and resources for students seeking the best global graduate education presently available in futures studies (FS)

Foresight Graduate Programs - Global List

This page lists programs and resources for students seeking the best global graduate education presently available inforesight and futures studies (also known as strategic foresight, prospective studies, prognostics, futurology, futuring, futuristics, and other terms) and related disciplines. The singular "future studies" is less-preferred by academics as there is a plurality of possible futures. As a futurist or foresight professional, any of these credentials may be helpful to your future career.

Interested in foresight education community? Join the Foresight Education and Research Network (FERN), the largest online social network for current and prospective foresight students, educators, alumni, and advocates of foresight education.

For an understanding of strategy to bring academic foresight/futures insights to the organization, and language to use in describing foresight in the corporate environment, see Building Organizational Foresight - Strategy and Terms.




Foresight, also known as futures studies, is a transdisciplinary educational program that seeks to reliably improve one's ability to anticipate, create, and manage change in a variety of domains (scientific, technological, environmental, economic, and societal), on a variety of scales (personal, organizational, societal, global, universal), and using a variety of specialties(theories and methods, see below). Anticipating, creating, and managing change in our increasingly fast-paced, technological and globalized world is an ongoing challenge, and broadly cultivating foresight proficiency provides great social value.

Like Science and Technology Studies (STS), a similarly cross-disciplinary activity, foresight and futures MS and PhD programs can live in a wide range of schools and departments at the university. In the ideal case, such programs exist as independently-funded interdisciplinary centers at the university, able to collaborate on foresight projects with departments and centers across the campus, as well as seek revenues from external university, government, and corporate clients.

Below is ASF's recommended framework for Primary, Secondary and Other foresight specialties. Primary specialties are taught most intensively—and sometimes exclusively—in foresight MS and PhD programs. Secondary specialties are also sometimes taught, and are at least introduced, in the better foresight MS or PhD programs, but one can get primary degrees in them within other academic disciplines. Thus they are a secondary responsibility of academic foresight departments, though they may be of primary importance to a particular foresight project. Other specialties (a very partial list) are additional academic areas to which and tools with which foresight is commonly applied, using a range of primary and secondary specialties.

Foresight Specialties - Primary, Secondary, and Other

Primary Foresight Specialties (25) Secondary Foresight Specialties (31)

Alternative Futures
Comparative Analysis and Competitive Intelligence
Critical Foresight (Causal Layered Analysis, etc.)
Development (Systemic) and Acceleration Studies
Emerging Issues, Cross Impact and Pattern Analysis
Emerging Technologies Analysis
Ethnographic, Culture, and Subculture Foresight
Forecasting and Modeling/Simulation (basic)
Foresight Frameworks and Foundations
Foresight Journalism and Metrics
History and Analysis of Prediction
Horizon Scanning and Weak Signals
Images and Artifacts of the Future
Personal Futures/ Foresight Development 
Prediction Markets and Foresight Networks
Predictive Surveys/ Delphi
Roadmapping (Long-Range Ind., Tech, Policy Maps)
Scenario Development and Backcasting
Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning/Learning
Strategy Games, Serious Games, and Wargames
Systems Thinking
Transhumanist/ Ethics of Emerging Tech Studies
Trend Extrapolation and Learning Curves
Visioning, Intuition, and Creative Thinking
Wildcards (Pos & Neg Hi-Impact, Low-Prob. Events)

Actuarial Science and Risk Assessment
Anthropology and Culture Studies
Cognitive & Social Psychology (Personality Profiles, etc.)
Collaboration, Facilitation, and Peace/Conflict Studies
Critical and Evidence-Based Thinking
Decision Theory, Uncertainty, and Real Options Analysis
Demographics and Sociology
Design, User Experience, and Art
Ethics and Values Studies
Evolution, Complexity and Systems Studies
Forecasting and Modeling/Simulation (advanced)
Futures, Sci-Fi, Utopian, and Dystopian Lit Studies
History (Alternative Histories) 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studies and Networks
Innovation Journalism and Metrics
Integral Studies and Thinking
Investing and Finance (Long-Term)
Leadership Studies and Organizational Development
Library Science and Knowledge Management
Marketing (Predictive), PR, and Consumer Behavior
Philosophy (Normative Alternative Futures)
Political Science and Policy Studies
Probabilistic (Statistical) Prediction
Religious Studies (Future Beliefs)
Risk Management, Operations Research, Game Theory
Security/Defense Studies and International Relations
Science and Technology Studies and Technology Analysis
Socially Responsible / Triple Bottom Line Management
Strategic & L-R Planning, Decision Analysis and Support
Sustainability and Development (Economic) Studies
Urban Studies and Planning 

Other Foresight-Related Specialties (35, a partial list)
Architecture | Astrobiology | Biological Sciences | Bioethics | Biotechnology | Business Administration | Chemical Sciences | Cliometrics | Computer Modeling and Simulation | Computer Science | Cybernetics | Economics and Econometrics | Education | Engineering | Evolutionary Biology | Gambling Studies | Generational Studies | Geography | History | History and Philosophy of Science and Technology | Information Science | Investing and Finance (Short-Term) | Knowledge Management | Library Science (general) | Management | Media and Communications | Mathematics | Philosophy | Physical Sciences | Psychology (general) | Psychographics | Statistics (general) | Technology Policy | Tourism | Urban Studies

We suggest best-in-class MS or PhD foresight programs should provide basic proficiency in all the primary foresight specialties (the core curriculum of futures studies), and a survey-level introduction to the secondary specialties (areas important to foresight, but where independent academic degrees may also be obtained). In a comprehensive foresight program, electives and thesis topics should be possible in primary, secondary and other specialties, per student interest.

We also propose that the best foresight programs should satisfy the following prerequisites and requirements:

Ideal Admission Prerequisites
1. An undergraduate degree (foresight work needs context and maturity, it is best as an MS-and-above degree)
2. Applied, specialized, real-world experience (3+ years incoming experience after undergrad degree)
3. Undergrad science, tech, econ, political, and humanities literacy, with mandatory deficit remediation

Ideal Program Requirements
1. Broad-based, balanced, integral curriculum (all quadrant, all level, all discipline, globally- and accel-aware)
2. Considers both evolutionary (possible and reversible) and developmental (probable and irreversible) change
3. Measurably improves subject knowledge (pre- and in-program testing)
4. Measurably improves skills, incl. prediction and change management (validated via prediction markets, etc.)
5. Transdisciplinary. Foresight students can become subject matter experts (SME's) in more than one discipline

Not all of the programs below presently meet these proposed standards. Of course, if you attend one and are an active student, you can do your part to help them raise their professionalism. A handful of current programs are broadly acceleration-aware, most are less so. Other programs to recommend? Edits or corrections? Please let us know.

Primary MS and Full-Time PhD Programs English-language Instruction
English-language MS and Full-Time PhD programs in any of the primary foresight specialties are listed below. Are you a working professional with an MS? See FERN's global list of places to do Online and Part-Time Doctorates in Foresight.

  1.  Swinburne U. of Technology, Aus. Graduate School of Entrep. MS,PhD in Strategic Foresight (Bus. Admin.).
    (English). Hawthorne. Strong applied program in foresight development, stressing implementation over theory. PhD students can specialize in Strategy and Foresight. Contact: Peter Hayward, Dir, MS of Mgmt in Strategic Foresight. Also a distance MS of Commerce in Strategic Foresight (Swinburne/VECCI).
  2.  Ontario College of Art and Design, MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation.
    (English). Toronto. New program. Students apply anticipatory design concepts (cf. Fuller, McLuhan) to projects in the arts, media, and user experience, and to some extent to tech, business, and the social sciences. Contact: Lenore Richards, Director.
  3.  U Malta, U Potsdam, Teesside U, Turku Sch of Econ. International MS in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation.

[Low-Residency] (English). New interdisciplinary EU MS stressing idea generation, innovation mgmt, entrepreneurship, and foresight/futures studies. Online, plus one week at each of the four universities, over two years. Four Turku faculty teach the Foresight/FS component.Contact info.

  4.  Turku School of Economics and Finland Futures Academy. MS, PhD in Futures Studies (Econ. and Bus. Admin.).
    (English, Finnish). Turku. Strong interdisciplinary general foresight skills. Business and social responsibility/sustainability orientation. Mix of academic and applied. PhD offered since 2007. Director, Juha Kaskinen. Professor of FS, Markku Wilenius. Contact.
  5.  Corvinus University of Budapest. MS,PhD in Mgmt and Business Admin (w/ specialization in Futures Studies) 
    [Hungarian, English] Many graduate FS courses. Dr. Erzsébet Nováky, Dir, Futures Studies Center, former dir, WFSF Contact: Zsuzsa Krista.
  6.  U. of Stellenbosch, Econ & Mgmt Sci. and Inst. for Futures Resrch. M.Phil,PhD in Futures Studies (Econ/Mgmt).
    [Online program, with six In-Person events] (English, Afrikaans). Stellenbosch. Futures perspective on org. strategy, long-term planning, development philosophy, global change, forces and trends. African context. Contact: Andre Roux, Director. Potential FS Affiliate: African Futures Institute, Cape Town.
  7.  Tamkang University, Coll. of Ed. and Graduate Inst. of Futures Studies. MA in Futures Studies (Education).
    (Chinese, English). Taipei. Broad interdisciplinary academic approach. Tamkang is the world leader in integrated futures curricula. All 27,000 undergrads must take 3 of 15 FS courses. Globalization, IT, and futures emphasis. PhD program now under development. Contact:Kuo-Hua Chen, Director.
  8.  Regent University, School of Global Leadership & Entrep. MA in Strategic Foresight (Bus. Admin.)
    [Online program] (English). Virginia Beach. New program for mid-career leaders, consultants, and strategic managers. Christian university, but mostly ecumenical learning context. Contact: Bruce Snyder, Associate Dean. Jay Gary, Professor.
  9.  U. of Hawaii at Manoa, Dept. of Pol. Sci. and Hawaii Rsrch Ctr for FS. MA,PhD in Alternative Futures (Pol Sci).
    (English). Manoa. Long-lived, well-regarded program (since 1976). Strong in visioning, scenarios, and alternative futures development. MA students often go on to the PhD. Contact: Jake Dunagan, HRCFS Administration. Jim Dator, Director.
  10.  U. of Houston, College of Technology. MS in Studies of the Future (Technology).
    (English). Houston. Long-lived, well-regarded program (since 1975). Trains professional futurists for the marketplace. Strong in sociology, methods, largest practitioner alumni network. Was formerly at UH Clear Lake. Program is presently under review. Contact: Peter Bishop, Director.

Primary Programs Other Language Instruction
Non-English MS and PhD programs in any of the primary futures studies subject areas (see above) are listed below.

 11.  CNAM, Lab. for Investig. in Prospective Strat.& ORg (LIPSOR). PhD in Strategic Foresight (Bus. Admin, Engrg).
    (French). Paris. Very strong program in quantitative and qualitative foresight, strategy, and research. Management and engineering interdisciplinary. Great applied internships, large network. Chair, Michel Godet. Contact: Dalila Amazit, Admissions.
 12.  University of Kerala. Dept. of Futures Studies. MPhil and Ph.D.Phil in Futures Studies 
    (Hindi) Thiruvananthapuram. Applied research, forecasting and planning. 12 seats for masters, less for PhD. 20 PhDs produced to date in a wide variety of topics, development, education, systems modeling, tech diffusion, IT planning, etc. V. Nandamohan, Dean/Director
 13.  Imam Khomeini International University. PhD in Futurology (Faculty of Engrg and Technology?)
    (Persian/Farsi) Qazvin. Foresight methods, science horizons, short-term and long-term planning. S&T orientation. State-run university, under Iran's Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology. University Admissions (English).
 14.  Leonardo Da Vinci Online University, G. d'Annunzio U. MS in Scenarios for Innovation Mgmt (Bus. Admin.)
    [Online program] (Italian). Chieti. Scenario development, scenario planning, innovation studies, management science. Email: University Administration.
 15.  Monterrey Inst. of Tech, Ctr. for Planning & Foresight. MS in Strategic Foresight (Humanities & Soc. Sciences)
    (Spanish). Monterrey. Global and social trends, competitiveness, foresight methods, strategic planning, scenarios. Also offers a BS in FS. Contact: Leonel Guerra Casanova, CPF.
 16.  Technical U. of Lisbon, ISEG-IDEFE, MS in Foresight, Strategy & Innovation (Bus. Admin.)
    (Portuguese). Lisbon. Strategic foresight principles, concepts, and applications. Trends, modeling, intelligence, knowledge management. Scenario thnking, simulation, designing and managing an innovation process. Email: Prof. Antonio Alvarenga. Also: ISEG Administration.
 17.  Fo Guang University, Graduate Inst. of Futures Studies, MA in Futures Studies (Sociology)
    (Chinese). Ilan. Coverage of cross-disciplinary trends and futures of national politics, economy, culture, society, and environment. Research and forecasting. Also offers a BS in FS. Contact: H.W. Cheng, Professor.

A partial list of the specific foresight educational frameworks used by the above programs may be found here. Three decades after the first graduate foresight (futures studies) program emerged (Houston, 1975), there are clearly far fewer primary programs today than we might hope or expect. Foresight professionals must challenge this scarcity in global culture, and do everything we can to ensure our existing programs offer obvious value to students in a world of accelerating change.

We believe that improving, networking, and promoting our best foresight and futures programs should be top priorities for the global futurist community, both academic (WFSF, etc.), professional (APF, etc.) and general (WFS, etc.). As Peter Bishop, Director of the Houston MS program notes, we must put particular emphasis on improving our forsight/futures doctoral programs, which do basic research and produce faculty able to staff new MS and PhD programs. We must also do our best to ensure that the leaders of our primary programs and key faculty in our secondary programs are publishing, practicing foresight professionals.

Select Secondary Programs English Instruction (except where indicated)
MS and PhD programs in secondary futures studies subject areas (see top of page) which either 1) place a notable emphasis on any of the primary foresight subjects or 2) have on-campus futures research centers which may be used for potential affiliations during graduate study, are listed below. Most offer English-language instruction, except where indicated.

For additional secondary programs, see Graduate Programs for Understanding and Managing Accelerating Change. ForJose Ramos excellent 2002 FS survey, with additional program and contact detail, see International Survey of University Futures Courses (PDF, 43 pages). For a list of bioethics programs potentially conducive to scholarship on human-machine symbiosis (transhumanism), see the WTA's Programs for Graduate Studies in Bioethics. For a great but unselective database of graduate programs (US, International, and Distance), see Browse All Subjects.

   Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Dept. of Law & Social Sciences. MS in 21st Cent. Nat'l Strategic Intelligence.
    (Spanish). Buenos Aires. Curriculum includes scenarios, visions, and values for national strategic futures. Angel Pablo Tello, Director.
   Curtin University of Technology, Curtin Business School. MBA w/ Grad. Certificate in Futures Studies (Bus. Admin.)
    Perth. A four month graduate certificate is available for students taking other Curtin degrees. Contact: Curtin Admissions.
   Queensland U. of Tech. Sch. of Hum. & HS. Centre for Social Change Research. MS,PhD Social Science, Phil.
    Carseldine. Social sustainability and social impact assessment are among the FS research areas available through the CSCR.
  U. of the Sunshine Coast, Dept. of Arts and Social Sciences. MA,PhD in Arts and Social Sciences 
    Queensland. Previously had both an exec. certificate and a specialization in futures studies, neither apparent now. Contact: Sohail Inayatullah, professor. Several students have done foresight/futres PhD's under Dr. Inayatulla in recent years. Getting a formal foresight title would make it a primary program.
  Free University of Brussels (VUB), Center Leo Apostel. PhD in Interdisciplinary Science (Philosophy)
    (English, Dutch, French). Brussels. Great Systems/Philosophy/FS choice. Home of Principia Cybernetica Web. Francis Heylighen, Director. Dr. Heylighen has published extensively on the evolution of complexity, metasystem transitions, global networks, and accelerating change.
  Simon Fraser University, Dept. of Humanities. MA in Liberal Studies.
    Vancouver. Good Liberal Studies/FS choice. SFU's liberal studies curriculum explores culture, values, and the tension between passion and reason. Lynn Elen Burton, Professor of FS in SFU's Dept. of Humanities, teaches undergraduate FS courses, and is an affiliate teacher at the MA program.
  U. of Toronto, Hist. and Philos. of Science and Tech. PhD in History and Philosophy of Science and Tech
    Toronto. Great HPoST/FS choice. Leaders in the humanistic study of science and technology. Strong scholarship. UT also has the Society for Utopian Studies, scholarship on literary and experimental utopias.
  U. of Toronto, Institute of Medical Science. FS Affil: Joint Centre for Bioethics. MHS in Bioethics
    Toronto. Good Bioethics/FS choice. The JCB is an interdisciplinary center for bioethics research, education, and clinical practice. Peter A. Singer publishes on the future of the life sciences.
  U. Externado de Colombia and Ctr. for Strategic Foresight. MBA w/ Strat. Thinking and Foresight specialization.
    (Spanish). Bogota. Good MBA/FS choice. Contact Francisco Mojica, Director, Centro de Pensamiento Estrategico y Prospectiva. Also Jose Luis Cordeiro.
  ESPE, Graduate Degrees. Certificate in Strategic Foresight. 
    (Spanish). Quito. Major tech univ. in Ecuador, est. 1922. Several grad degrees that could be enhanced with FS certificate. Jose Luis Cordeiroteaches here.
  EDHEC, Theseus-EDHEC Program. MBA. MS in Strategic Management.
    (English, French). Nice. EDHEC is a leading French b-school. Their MBA and MS are strong in futures thinking, but with a sustainability/limits bias.
  INSEAD, Europe Campus. MBA
    (English, French). Paris. Good MBA/FS choice. Strong in global outlook and macro trends, international foresight, innovation.
  International Space University. MS in Space Studies or Space Management.
    (English, French). Strasbourg (and global). Great Space Studies/FS choice. Training future space leaders. Solid foresight component. F/T or P/T curriculum.
  Tech. U. of Budapest. Dept. of Innov. Studies & HoT. FS Affil: Long Futures RG. PhD in Hist. of Tech, Engrg, Sci.
    (Hungarian). Budapest. Good History of Technology (HoT)/FS choice. Dept of IS and HoT is an interesting, if theoretical, blend of history of technology and trends relevant to innovation studies. Zoltan Galantai and Eva Toth head the Long Futures Research Group (LFRG), a Long Now-like academic group.
  Technical U. of Hamburg, Institute of Technology and Society. MS in various Engineering Sciences
    (German, English). Hamburg. ITS offers an interdisciplinary program in 'socionics' (social futures modeling, using computer science).
  University of Cape Coast, Ctr. for Dev. Studies, and ICIS. M.Phil in Development Studies
    (English). Cape Coast. Affiliated with the "sustainable futures" oriented ICIS (Netherlands).
  University of Kerala. Dept. of Futures Studies. MS Technology Management, Tourism Administration
    (Hindi, English). Kerala. Good Tech Mgmt/FS choice. The university claims to also offer "an interdisciplinary M.Phil and PhD program in futures studies," but there is no apparent broad training in FS methods. Listed FS-related study areas are technology or tourism oriented, such as: Impacts of Information Tech, Energy Planning, Ancipatory Crisis Mgmt of AIDS, Systems Modelling, Ecotourism Development in Kerala. Good opportunity to create a Primary FS program.
  Dublin Inst. of Technology. Faculty of Built Environment. FS Affil: Futures Academy. MS in Urban Planning & Dev.
    Dublin. Great Urban Planning/FS choice. Prof. John Ratcliffe is Director of FBE and Futures Academy, and current secretary of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF).
  Ben Gurion U. of the Negev. FS Affiliate: Ctr for Futurism in Education. Ex: MA in Sci and Tech Education
    (English, Hebrew). Jerusalem. Good Education/FS choice. Bringing technology and futures thinking into the classroom.
  Tel Aviv U., School of Engrg. FS Affiliate: Interdisc. Ctr. for Tech Analysis & Forecasting. MS,PhD in Engineering
    (English, Hebrew). Tel Aviv-Yafo. Good Engineering/FS choice. Aharon Hauptman at ICTAF specializes in technology trends, forecasting, and foresight.
  Kyoto University, Graduate School of Informatics, MS,PhD in Informatics
    (Japanese, English). Kyoto. Great Informatics/FS choice. Multidisciplinary, quant. approach to understanding our "Global Information Civilization."
  U. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Grad. Degrees. Certif. in Planning & Strategic Foresight (online).
    (Spanish). Mexico City. Largest and most prestigious university in Mexico. Many graduate degrees available that could be enhanced w/ FS certificate.
  Leiden University, Dept of Psychometrics and Rsrch Methodology. PhD Social and Behavioral Sciences
    (Dutch, English). Leiden. Great Psychometrics and Sociometrics/FS choice.  Mark De Rooij is doing innovative work mapping psychological and social change using statistical models. Great promise for use with simulation and forecasting tools. Affil. with Interuniv. Grad School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics. Other Netherlands FS Affiliates: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science. KNAW conducts "foresight studies from a scientific perspective (research foresight)" in twelve scientific disciplines. See also their links to global foresight studies. The Ministry conducts annual "foresight studies on subjects of social importance."
  Leiden University, Sch. of Mgmt and Inst. of Adv. Comp. Science. MS in ICT in Business.
    (Dutch, English). Leiden. Great Business IT/FS choice. Leveraging IT for competitive advantage. Prof. Daniel Erasmus (homepage) is a leader in scenario work. See also his and Digital Thinking Network, applying scenario thinking to business processes.
  Maastrict U., Sch of Gov and Int. Ctr. for Integ. Assess. & Sust. Dev (ICIS). MPP,PhD in Pub. Pol. & Human Dev.
    (Dutch, English). Maastricht. Good MPP/FS choice.  ICIS teaches social change studies and good governance. Strong sustainability ideology.
   Pakistan Futuristics Foundation and Institute. MS,PhD in Futures Education (Education).
    (Urdu). Islamabad. Offers courses and certificate programs as well as degrees. Contact: Raja Muhammad Ikram Azam, Director.
   ESAN, Grad. School of Business Admin. MBA. PhD in Management Sciences.
    (Spanish). Lima. Partnership with Stanford U's GSB. First GSB in Latin America. Strong in foresight and strategic planning.
   Universidade Nova de Lisboa. PhD in Technology Assessment (Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia).
    (Potuguese). Lisbon. Policy analysis and the relation between S&T and policy, society and the individual. Prepares students for autonomous research in technology assessment, leadership in innovation processes, better management of economic growth and development. Contact:Antonio Moniz, Director
  Moscow State University, Dept. of Sociology, MS in Sociology and Management (Sociology)
    (Russian). Moscow. Curriculum includes a core course in modeling and forecasting in sociological research. Contact: Igor Bestuzhev-Lada, Professor.
  INSEAD, Asia Campus. MBA.
    (English). Singapore. Good MBA/FS choice. Strong in global outlook and macro trends, international foresight, innovation.
  Nanyang Tech U. and Rajaratnam Schl of Intnat'l Studies. MS,PhD in Strategic Studies.
    (English). Singapore. Great National Security/FS choice. Singapore is a global leader in comprehensive security policy, and RSIS is a leader in risk assessment and horizon scanning (RAHS) foresight activities for national security. Barry Desker, Dean RSIS.
  KAIST. MS,PhD in Culture Technology, Nano Science and Technology.
    (Korean, English). Daejon. Good STS/FS choice. Culture Technology is an interdisciplinary STS degree integrating knowledge from "engineering, art, and the natural sciences." KAIST students put on a great annual international conference on the future of S&T, Integration of Science and Technology into Society (ICISTS).
  Goteborg U. Sch. of Bus., Econ. & Law, Dept. of Bus. Admin. Licenciate,PhD in Business Administration 
    (Swedish, English). Goteborg. Foresight-relevant competence groups include Learning and Change and Studies of Organization and Society. Potential FS Affiliate: Vision Center for Futures Creation in Goteborg.
  Royal Inst. of Technology (KTH). FS Affil: VINNOVA. MS (Various, in English). PhD in Engineering (various)
    (Swedish, English). Stockholm. Good Engineering/FS choice. Very strong in science and technology. VINNOVA (Swedish Govt. Agency for Innovation Systems) does futures and innovation publication. Bo Karlsson of KTH b-school ran the Wireless Foresight a 2003 scenario project.Jacob Palme of Dept of Computer and Systems Sciences writes about S&T futures.
  Bath Spa U., Schl of Ed and Centre for Global and Futures Ed. (CGFE). PCGE (Postgrad Certificate in Education)
    Bath. Good PCGE/FS choice. Teacher trainees can learn to bring global and futures dimensions into education. David Hicks, CGFE Director.
  Cardiff University. School of Social Sciences. MS,PhD in Social Sciences.

Cardiff. Good Sociology/FS choice. Prof. Barbara Adam is a futurist and social theorist. See 2003-6 ESRC-funded project, In Pursuit of the Future.

  Lancaster University. Dept. of Sociology. FS Affil: Centre for Science Studies. MA,PhD in Science Studies 

Lancaster. Great STS/FS choice. John Law studies large-scale technologies. Lucy Suchman is Co-Director of Centre for Science Studies. Brian Wynne directs the Centre for Social and Environmental Change (CSEC) is concerned wth social dimensions of environmental issues and emerging technologies.

  Leeds Metropolitan U., School of Business and Law. PhD in Research (Education, Business, etc.)

Leeds. Good Research/FS choice. Jeff Gold of Business & Law and Steven Rennie of Film, TV, & Performing Arts are futures-oriented faculty mentoring internat'l students with FS PhDs. Leeds Met has a very affordable distance (mostly online) PhD program. Unfortunately no current faculty are publishing in futures. Until 2002, Graham May of the SBE chaired an MS in Foresight and Futures Studies, which ended on his retiring. It's revival is a great opportunity.

  London Business School, MBA,PhD (Business Admin)
    London. Great MBA/FS choice. International MBA program with forecasting and foresight emphasis.
  U. of Cambridge, Dept of History and Philosophy of Science. M.Phil,PhD in History and Philosophy of Science
    Cambridge. Largest HPoS department in the UK. Strong international reputation.
  U of Hertfordshire, Business School. FS Affil: Complexity & Mgmt. Centre. MA, DBA in Org. Change (Online)
    [Online] Hatfield. A practice-based program using complexity science for leaders, managers, and consultants. The CMC explores bringing a complexity science perspective to organizational practice. Directed by complexity management scholar Ralph Stacey. See his Agreement & Certainty Matrix.
  U. of Manchester, Business School. FS Affil.: Ctr. for Rsrch on Innov. and Competition. MBA,PhD in Business
    Manchester. Great Business and Technology/FS choice. Large and well regarded program. Ian Miles of UM's CRIC is a leading innovation and technology futurist. Mike Keenan and Denis Loveridge of PREST are technology foresight leaders. Keenan runs the fantastic European Foresight Monitoring Network, tracking global foresight projects. Maria Nedeva studies social change in relation to S&T innovation. Graham May has a casual appt. A great place for an in-person or distance FS PhD in business and technology, or education.
  U. of Manchester, School of Law. FS Affil: Centre for Social Ethics and Policy. MA in Health Care Ethics and Law
    Manchester. CSEP director John Harris (Wonderwoman and Superman, 1992; On Cloning, 2004) writes on bioethics of human enhancement.
  U. of Oxford, Philos. Dept, James Martin 21st Cent. Schl, and Future of Humanity Inst. M.Phil,PhD in Philosophy
    Oxford. Great Philosophy/FS choice. Global issues, long-term perspective. Martin Rsrch Institutes. Nick Bostrom, FHI Director, is also chair of the WTA, and a leading transhumanist. Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics is an FS affiliate. Director Julian Salvulescu has written on human enhancement choice.
  U. of Oxford, Business School. MBA, etc.
    Oxford. Professor Steve Woolgar is a futurist and technology and social studies scholar who directs the Virtual Society Program at the Business School.
  U. of Strathclyde. Bus. School. FS Affil: Ctr. for Scenario Planning and Future Studies. MBA,etc. 
    Glasgow. Great MBA/FS choice. Great place to learn scenario planning for business applications. CSPFS founding faculty include Kees van der Heijden (Emeritus), a pioneer of scenario planning at Royal Dutch/Shell.
  U. of Sussex. FS Affil: SPRU (S&T Policy Research Unit). MPhil,DPhil S&T Policy Studies, Tech & Innov. Mgmt
    Sussex. Good S&T Policy/FS choice. SPRU does broad interdisciplinary research in innovation, S&T, governance, and sustainability. Another FS Affiliate: Economic and Social Research Counci (ESRC).
  California Inst. of Integral Studies, Sch. of Consc. and Transformation, PhD in Transformative Studies.
    [Online]. San Francisco, CA. Interdisciplinary training in theories of personal and organizational growth and transformation.
  Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center. MS in Entertainment Technology
    Pittsburgh, PA. Promising new program for Web 2.0 skills, including game design and virtual worlds. Global satellite campuses. No FS curriculum yet.
  Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business. MBA, PhD in Quantitative Economics
    Pittsburgh, PA. Great Economics/FS choice. Strong on quant. economics and computational models. Good place for graduate study incliometrics, the use of historical data and economic models to reconstruct historical events, and model future ones.
  Case Western Reserve U. Dept. of Bioethics. MA,PhD in Bioethics.
    Cleveland, OH. Good Bioethics/FS choice. Major U.S. center for study of ethical issues in medical science, including human enhancement. Large faculty, tolerance of enhancement scholarship. Maxwell Mehlman has authored Wondergenes, 2003, a forward-looking book on human genetic enhancement.
  Cornell University, Dept of STS. PhD in Science and Technology Studies.
    Ithaca, NY. Great STS/FS choice. Well-rounded, foresighted, and flexible STS program. Emerging technologies.
  Drexel University, Coll. of Arts and Sciences. MS in Science, Technology, and Society (Arts and Sciences)
    Philadelphia, PA. Good STS/FS choice. Arthur Shostak is emeritus professor of Sociology and a futures studies pioneer, focusing on labor and work issues, the future of cities and general STS. He also taught a course in Futuristics to Drexel grad and undergrad students.
  Duke University. Inst. of Statistics and Decision Sciences (ISDS). MS,PhD in Statistics and Decision Sciences
    Durham, NC. Good Statistics/FS choice. While not yet in the Top 20 US statistics departments (be sure to look at those as well), Duke's ISDS is very interdisciplinary, applied, and strong in Baysian inference, forecasting, modeling, and decision theory. Great place to start researching probabilistic prediction.
  Florida State U. Dept of Psych. FS Affil: Center for Expert Performance Research. MS,PhD in Psychology.
    Tallahassee, FL. Great Psychology/FS choice. K. Anders Ericsson is one of the world's leading scholars of expertise acquisition. Expert judgment is a major area of investigation in inductive forecasting and policy development. See Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance, 2006
  George Washington University, School of Business, and Institute for Knowledge & Innovation. MBA.
    Wash, DC. Great MBA/FS choice. Bill Halal, Prof. of Mgmt, is Co-Director of IFKI and Director of TechCast, a leading expert-based science and technology forecasting project.
  Harvard U. Law School. FS Affil: Berkman Center for Internet & Society. JD (Law)
    Cambridge, MA. . Great Law/FS choice. BCIS "explores cyberspace (virtual and nonvirtual), shares in its study, and helps pioneer its development."
  JFK University, School of Psychology. MA in Integral Psychology.
    Pleasant Hill, CA. Incorporates Ken Wilber's AQAL model and a developmental perspective on personal and organizational futures.
  MIT, School of Humanities, Arts & Soc. Sci., PhD in Sci, Tech, and Society.
    Cambridge, MA. Good STS/FS or MPP/FS choice. Top-ranked but conservative. Excellent academic network.
  Monterey Inst. of Internat'l Studies and Ctr. for Nonproliferation Studies. MA in International Policy Studies
    Monterey, CA. Great Nonproliferation Studies/FS choice. The CNS at MIIS is largest NGO (and school) studying WMD nonproliferation issues..
  Northern Arizona U, Dept. of Anthropology. FS Affil: Inst. for Fut. Workforce Dev. MS in Anthropology
    Flagstaff, AZ. Good Anthropology/FS choice. Prof. Reed Riner teaches courses in Cultural Simulations and Study of the Future.
  Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Rand Pardee Center for Long Range Global Policy. PhD in Policy Analysis
    Santa Monica, CA. Great Policy Analysis/FS choice. Scholarship and intern at one of the oldest futures think tanks. Econ, policy, long-range thinking. Contact: James Dewar, Director, RPC. For Policy/FS pubs, see Assumption-Based Planning, J. Dewar, 2002 and Shaping the Next 100 Years, R. Lempert, 2003
  Pepperdine U., Graziado School of Business and Mgmt. M.S. in Organization Development (MSOD)

Malibu, CA. Great MSOD/FS choice. OD includes not only human resources, but also models of organizational development, and strategies to improve the beliefs, attitudes, values, and structures of an organization. Implicitly foresight oriented. Pepperdine's program is considered the leader.

  Portland State U. Dept. of Systems Science. PhD in Systems Science.

Portland, OR. Great Systems Science/FS choice. Flexible and truly interdepartmental program (Enrg, Bus. Admin., Liberal Arts), est. 1970. Faculty emeritus Hal Linstone, editor of Technological Forecasting & Social Change. Martin Zwick publishes in multivariate modeling and systems theory.

  Princeton U. Dept. of Philosophy. FS Affil: Center for Human Values. PhD in Philosophy.

Princeton, NY. Great Philosophy/FS choice. Large, diverse, tolerant dept. CHV explores ethics, bioethics, public affairs. Peter Singer (Animal Liberation, 2001; One World, 2004) is a defender of human enhancement animal liberation, and other controversial views.

  Regent University, School of Global Leadership & Entrep. Doctorate in Strategic Leadership
    [Online]. Virginia Beach. Good Leadership/FS choice. New program for mid-career leaders, consultants, and strategic managers. Christian university, but mostly ecumenical learning context. Good foresight options. Contact: Bruce Snyder, Associate Dean. Jay Gary, Professor.
  Santa Clara U., Sch. of Engrg. FS Affil: Ctr for Sci., Tech., & Society. MS,PhD in Engineering Mgmt 
    Santa Clara, CA. Jesuit university. CSTS explores the impact of science and technology on society. Director, Geoff Bowker.
  School for International Training. MA in Conflict Transformation.
    Brattleboro, VT. Good Conflict Resolution/FS choice. Strong applied program for skills in interethnic dialog, mediation, negotiation, reconciliation and transformation of intractable divisions. Developmental futures option, good study abroad/practicum options.
  Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, MBA,PhD in Business Administration.
    Palo Alto, CA. Great MBA/FS choice. Students can take future-oriented courses at the new Center for Critical Foresight, the Plattner Inst. of Design (d school), Center for Internet and Society, and the Center for Social Innovation.
  Stanford University, Law School. FS Affil: Center for Internet and Society. JD (Law) and Interdisciplinary Degrees.
    Palo Alto, CA. Great Law/FS choice. CIS faculty include Larry Lessig (Free Culture, 2004; Creative Commons). Students can also take future-oriented courses at the new Center for Critical Foresight, the Plattner Inst. of Design (d school), and the Center for Social Innovation.
  Tufts University, Fletcher Grad. Sch. of International Relations. MA,PHD in International Affairs/Relations 
    Medford, MA. Good IA/FS choice. Oldest US school of IA. Highly interdisciplinary. PhD students complete three fields of study (conflict resolution option).
  Union Institute and University. PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies.
    [low-residency]. Cincinnati, OH. UI&U is one of the oldest distance PhD programs. You can easily bring in FS faculty from other universities as thesis committee members, and have great flexibility with your dissertation topic. Unfortunately no Union faculty presently publish in FS, to our knowledge.
  U. at Buffalo (SUNY), School of Architecture and Planning. MS in Urban Planning. 
    Buffalo, NY. Good Urban Planning/FS choice. Professors Sam Cole and Ernest Sternberg have published on FS topics. The MSUP doesn't yet have a formal FS emphasis, but courses are available. Dr. Cole authored "Dare to Dream: Bringing Futures Studies into Planning," J. Amer. Planning Assoc., 2001, v3N4
  U. of Advancing Technology. MS in Technology.
    Tempe, AZ. Great Technology/FS choice. For students who want IT skills in software engrg, info. security, tech mgmt, or game and A-life production. The Technology Studies emphasis explores the current and future impact of the internet, emerging tech, and the relationship between technology and society.
  UC Berkeley. Engrg. Inst. of Transport. Studies. FS Affil: Ctr. for Future Urban Transport. MS,PhD Engineering, etc.
    Berkeley, CA. Great Engineering/FS choice. Broad range of graduate programs in transportation engrg, urban planning, operations research, and economics available. CFUT is well connected globally with the future of sustainable urban transportation.
  UC Berkeley. Haas School of Business. MBA,PhD in Business Administration.
    Berkeley, CA. Good Business/FS choice. Good focus on trends, innovation, and leadership issues. Philip Tetlock (psychology, leadership) is a publishing futurist and scholar of expert judgement. See Expert Political Judgment and Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics.
  UC Berkeley. School of Information. MS,PhD in Information Studies
    Berkeley, CA. Great Info Studies/FS choice. PhD has a number of interdisciplinary emphases: social studies of information, information policy, information economics, human-computer interaction.
  UCLA, Dept. of Public Policy. FS Affil: Center for Society and Genetics. MPP (Public Policy)
    Los Angeles, CA. Good MPP/FS choice. Large program. Mark Kleiman and Andy Sabl are on the CSG advisory board. Gregory Stock(Metaman, 1993; Redesigning Humans, 2002) of UCLA's Program on Medicine, Technology, & Society is another great FS Affil. MPP/MBA, /JD, and /MSW available.
  UCLA, Grad. Sch. of Ed. and Info. Studies, PhD in Information Studies. 
    Los Angeles, CA. Good Info Studies/FS choice. Studies the appplication, communication, processing, representation, and social consequences of technology.
  U. of Cincinnati. College of Business. MS,PhD in Ops Research, Mgmt Science, Applied Stats (ORMSAS)
    Cincinnati, OH. Good ORMSAS/FS choice. Distinguished Dept. of QAOM. Dept. Head Jeff Camm, does discrete optimization modeling. Prof.Martin Levy is an expert in statistical prediction analysis. Probabilistic prediction in complex sociotechnical systems with abundant data.
  U. of Denver, Grad. Sch. of International Studies. MA,PhD in International Studies. 
    Denver, CO. Great Int. Studies/FS choice. Prof. Barry Hughes has developed International Futures, a well-respected and innovative simulation platform for global socio-political forecasting, trend exploration, and long-term issue analysis. See book companion, Exploring and Shaping Internat'l Futures, 2006.
  U. of Kansas, Dept. of English. FS Affiliate: Ctr. for the Study of Science Fiction (CSSF). MA,PhD in English
    Lawrence, KS. Great English/FS choice. James Gunn, Director of KU's CSSF, is Professor Emeritus of English, and past president of SFRA. CSSF and SFRA are both leaders in improving the teaching and critiquing of science fiction and speculative futures literature.
  U. of Memphis, Coll. of Bus. & Econ., FS Affiliate: FedEx Inst. of Technology. MBA, PhD (Bus. Admin)
    Memphis, TN. MBA or PhD can focus on mgmt information systems, supply chain mgmt, intelligent systems. Great research opportunities atFIT.
  U. of Minnesota. Dept. of Ed. Policy and Admin. MA,PhD in Educational Policy and Admin.
    Minneapolis, MN. Great Education/FS choice. Top-ranked program. Arthur Harkins is a publishing futurist in education, technology, and workforce innovation.
  U. of Pennsylvania. Dept. of Medical Ethics. FS Affil: Center for Bioethics. MS in Bioethics.
    Philadelphia, PA. Good Bioethics/FS choice. Arthur Caplan, Director. The premiere U.S. center for study of ethical issues in medical science, including human enhancement. Mild anti-enhancement bias.
  U. of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, and Mack Ctr. for Tech Innovation. MBA,PhD (Bus. Admin). 
    Philadelphia, PA. Great MBA/FS choice. Helping companies succeed in industries that are being created or transformed by emerging technologies. J. Scott Armstrong of Warton's Marketing Dept produced Principles of Forecasting, and Long-Range Forecasting, the classic methods texts in the forecasting field.
  U. of Pittsburgh, History and Philosophy of Science. MA,PhD in History and Philosophy of Science.
    Pittsburgh, PA. Great HPoS/FS choice. Premiere U.S. center for exploring both the history and the philosophical foundations of science.
  U. of Washington, UdP, Coll. of Architect. & UP, MS in Urban Planning, MS in Strat Planning for Crit. Infrastructures
    Seattle, WA . Good Urban Planning/FS choice. One of several good schools (SUNY-Buffalo, Rutgers, U of I-Urbana, Portland State, Cornell, Harvard, UMass-Amherst, etc.) with UP programs. Each has a slightly different emphasis (sustainable development, economic development, infrastructure, etc.).
  U. of Southern Ca. Annenberg School for Comm. FS Affil: Ctr for the Digital Future. MS,PhD in Communication

Los Angeles, CA. Good Media & Communications/FS choice. Jeff Cole directs the CDF at Annenberg. PhD program has a multidisciplinaryInformation and Society emphasis. USC School of Business had a Center for Futures Research under Burt Nanus from 1971 to 1987. It's revival remains an opportunity.

  Virginia Tech, Liberal Arts & Hum. Sciences. MS,PhD in Science and Technology Studies
    Blacksburg, VA or Wash, DC. Great STS/FS choice. Flexible, open-minded, generalist STS program with very large student body.
  Yale University. Law School. FS Affil: Information Society Project. MSL,JD (Law). 
    New Haven, CT. Great Law/FS choice. ISP studies social and legal issues of the information technology revolution. Faculty include: Yochai Benkler (The Wealth of Networks, 2006). Bonnie Kaplan writes about ethical and social issues of emerging technologies.

Even with the paucity of primary programs, we believe the breadth and depth of secondary programs, by comparison to previous decades, indicates that foresight work is beginning to be taken seriously both in society and by academics from a wide range of disciplines. This research suggests that business, engineering, science and technology studies, philosophy,sociology, policy analysis, statistics, and urban planning departments are all particularly promising as founding participants in an interdisciplinary, campus-wide graduate foresight program. Yet there are also many more that might be involved. We need to raise awareness of the value of this field across the spectrum of scholarship.

Program Potentials
Programs with historical foresight/futures faculty champions, credential programs with extensive foresight curricula but not yet MS degrees, or foresight-related degree programs at institutions which do not yet have strong US or international accreditation. These institutions are excellent opportunities for further funding and curriculum development.

   Interdisciplinary University of Paris (UIP).
    (French). Paris. Science and religion, philosophy, humanities. Has offered interesting interdisciplinary courses for ten years, but no degree programs yet.
   Bar-Ilan University. School of Education. MS,PhD in Education
    (Hebrew, English). Ramat-Gan. David Passig is futurist and BIU educational dept. faculty member specializing in tech, social, and educational futures. His specialization is multimedia and virtual reality. Apparently no formal FS activity at the university yet.
   Pontifical Gregorian University, Faculty of Social Sciences. PhD in Social Sciences.
    (Italian). Rome. Roman Catholic interdisciplinary university, est. 1551. Futures scholar Riccardo Cinquegrani teaches a course in futures studies "with a human and social perspective," originated by FS pioneer Eleonora Barbieri Masini, Professor Emeritus and former president,WFSF.
  Japan Adv. Inst. of S&T (JAIST). MS,PhD in Knowledge Science
    (Japanese, English). Nomi. Strong materials science and information science programs, and an innovative knowledge science/systems/management program. Ctr for Rsrch and Investigation of Advanced S&T has curricular input with the school on futurizing science education.
  Babes Bolyai University, Dept. of Sociology and Social Work. MS in Sociology.
    (Romanian, Hungarian). Cluj-Napoca. Once offered courses in foresight as part of the MS. None apparent now. Contact: Traian Rotariu, Professor.
  Minerva School (Amer. Ctr. Applied Lib. Arts & Humanities in Asia), MS,PhD in Critical Thinking & Media Analysis.
    Allows a foresight emphasis within critical thinking and media analysis discourse. Not yet US accredited (in 2009). Contact page.
  International Management Centres (IMC) Association. MBA,MS of Mgmt, Phil. or Science. (Online)
    [Online only]. Action learning based approach to management. Minor foresight/FS emphasis. Contact: IMCA Admissions.
  Open University. MBA, MS in Technology Management
    [Online only]. The UK's only entirely distance-based university. Freedom to customize your curriculum, including an Open BS degree. Innovation, design, and engineering courses with a future and sustainability focus. No FS courses or programs yet.
  Binghamton University (SUNY), Dept. of History. MA,PhD in History.
    Binghamton, NY. W. Warren Wagar (1932-2004), Prof. of History, developed and taught the highly popular History of the Future and Alternative Futures courses here until 2002. He hoped that the history of the future (images, prediction analysis, etc.) would become a new subfield of History. An ambitious historian and FS scholar might renew and extend his pioneering work.
  San Diego State University, Dept. of History. MA in History.

San Diego, CA. Prof. David Christian is a pioneer of the concept of Big History, history told on a cosmological scale, and author of the leading Big History text (Maps of Time, 2005). Such perspective holds great promise for combination with acceleration studies and futures studies, as it allows the analysis and discussion of "macrohistorical" trends.

  U. Mass. Amherst. School of Education. MS,PhD in Education.

Amherst, MA. In the 1980's-1990's, UMA had a Future Studies Program under Peter H. Wagschal. Neal Albert Norris did a PhD dissertation there, Educating Toward Tomorrow under Prof. Harvey Scribner. Some futures- or foresight-oriented faculty may remain.

  Singularity University. Graduate Studies Program.

Mountain View, CA. Highly future-focused 9-week curriculum. One track in futures studies and forecasting, one in policy, law, and ethics, and eight in accelerating science and technology domains. No MS program yet, but as did their sister university, ISU, look for them to start one in coming years.

  U. Mass. Amherst. School of Education. MS,PhD in Education.

Amherst, MA. In the 1980's-1990's, UMA had a Future Studies Program under Peter H. Wagschal. Neal Albert Norris did a PhD dissertation there, Educating Toward Tomorrow under Prof. Harvey Scribner. Some futures- or foresight-oriented faculty may remain.

  U. Central de Venezuela, Dept. of Economic and Social Sci. MS in Economics/Social Science.
    (Spanish). Caracas. Leading latin american futurist Jose Luis Cordeiro teaches an interdisciplinary course on regional futures at UCV. No foresight option yet.

Our categorization of foresight programs into primary, secondary, and potential is subjective. Please let us know if you disagree. As many students make their choice of graduate study using web-based resources, our classification was heavily influenced by what we could find online about the relevant programs, foresight-related centers, and faculty, at official websites. But at many schools, particularly in developing nations, there is more foresight research and education occuring than can presently be found on the web.

Undergraduate Centers and Courses (U.S.)
Notable U.S. universities with foresight/futures faculty champions and undergraduate foresight centers and courses. There are a few undergraduate degrees in foresight/futures internationally, none yet in the US. ASF recommends that foresight work at the undergraduate level should 1) be integrated across the undergraduate curriculum and 2) offer standalone foresight courses, but not offer degrees.

   Anne Arundel Community College, Institute for the Future.
    Arnold, MD. AACC is the leading U.S. example of what a community college-level futures program can be. They offer in-person and online FS courses, do FS research, maintain a faculty speakers bureau, and have an e-Newsletter. Excellent. Contact: Director, Steve Steele.
   Bowling Green State University - Firelands, Initiatives for the Future (IF)

Huron, OH. Futuring initiative at one of the seven BGSU campuses, to integrate the study of the future into the role and mission of BGSU Firelands. Kay Strong is IF director and Professor of Economics, Statistics & Future Studies at BGSU Firelands. E-Futuring Learning Community.

   Cal. State University, Dominguez Hills, Global Options.

Carson, CA. FS faculty champion Linda Groff (homepage) and colleagues teach undergrad courses with integrated futures modules, including Global Planning and the Future (Poli. Sci), Tech Policy and the Future (Poli Sci), Anthro and the Future (Anthro), Sociology of the Future (Soc.). Great model to be emulated. Dr. Groff's late husband, Paul Smoker was a pioneer in peace studies and activism.

   Fullerton College, Center for the Future.
    Fullerton, CA. Speaker series, networking faculty and students interested in future trends, bringing foresight to community outreach and fund development. Contact: Director, Bruce Cordell.
   University of Advancing Technology, Foresight Development (TCH110).
    Tempe, AZ. A required (core) undergraduate course in foresight development (futures studies plus personal futures skills), the first core FD course in the US. Universal(sci-tech), global, societal, organizational, and personal futures knowledge and skill development. This course was developed in association with ASF. Would you like help implementing a similar one at your institution? Contact: John Smart, course developer.
   University of Arizona, Anticipating the Future.
    Tucson, AZ. An online course. Dr. Caldwell is retired but maintains an informative FS website. Contact: Roger Caldwell, Emeritus Faculty.

No rechaces los sueños por ser sueños

No rechaces los sueños por ser sueños.
Todos los sueños pueden
ser realidad, si el sueño no se acaba.
La realidad es un sueño. Si soñamos
que la piedra es la piedra, eso es la piedra.
Lo que corre en los ríos no es un agua,
es un soñar, el agua, cristalino.
La realidad disfraza
su propio sueño, y dice:
”Yo soy el sol, los cielos, el amor.”
Pero nunca se va, nunca se pasa,
si fingimos creer que es más que un sueño.
Y vivimos soñándola. Soñar
es el modo que el alma
tiene para que nunca se le escape
lo que se escaparía si dejamos
de soñar que es verdad lo que no existe.
Sólo muere
un amor que ha dejado de soñarse
hecho materia y que se busca en tierra.

                           Pedro Salinas


Según Tariq Ramadan
"La enfermedad del anhelo
Que "Ha transformado ese pasado (Islami)
En un ideal de perfección"
La "consecuencia psicológica
De ella ha sido
Alienación del presente y del futuro:
¡De acuerdo!
"Los ideales son como las estrellas
Puede que no lleguemos a ellos
Pero como los marineros en el mar
¡Con ellos trazamos nuestro curso!"
Para el individuo y la familia
Así como la sociedad y la humanidad
Tanto los ideales como la nostalgia
No son sólo anhelos románticos
Para un pasado idealizado
También son
Memoria creativa colectiva
Para cocrear
El presente y el futuro
En la inspiración de
La perpetuidad de la paz perfecta
En la Tierra
En la perpetuidad estratégica soberana de
¡Libertad Fraternal!

 Ikram Azam, 2018

Este sitio se realiza en primera instancia con intencionalidad investigativa, acerca del estado del arte en estudios de futuros, su uso en el proceso ha sido de carácter académico y formativo por parte de Lucio Mauricio Henao Vélez.

El estado del arte en estudios de futuros, descrito en este sitio es una recopilación y complementación elaborada por Lucio Mauricio Henao Vélez  desde su experiencia, información secundaria indagada en sitios web de prospective, future studies, future research. foresight y otras fuentes.

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