Academics have a responsibility to future life

Current working culture and structures are not set up to ready society for an era of colliding environmental and social crises.

We can change this.

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Academics have a responsibility to future life

Current working culture and structures are not set up to ready society for an era of colliding environmental and social crises.

We can change this.

Join us


Thousands of academics feel a duty of care over Earth’s colliding social and environmental crises.

Faculty for a Future’s goal is to help them transform their research, teaching, engagement, and institutions towards the pursuit of a safer, fairer, and more sustainable future.

Explore our newly launched Seed Library – a database of educational resources fit for the socio-environmental crisis

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Engagement for a Future

We support academics to tell more complete and authentic stories about today’s entangled social and environmental crises – without overstepping professional responsibility or eroding credibility.

Our Communicating Complex Crises toolkit is a crucial resource for any academic keen to hone their skills in communicating the broader and more complex discipline-spanning reality of the emerging world

Access the toolkit or sign up for training here.

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Karen Toro/Climate Visuals Countdown
Karen Toro/Climate Visuals Countdown

Our story

Faculty for a Future was formed in summer 2021 by a group of academics who felt similarly constrained in their roles in the face of a complex and precarious future.

To find out more about our perspective on this future, please read our 'diagnosis', a distillation of research at the intersection of social and ecological crisis into six key points describing the world ahead. It outlines our understanding of the emerging world and informs the objectives and development of all of our projects.

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Kathryn Hansen / NASA
Kathryn Hansen / NASA

Our values

Academia has never been value-free. To orient objective academic work towards a safer, fairer, and healthier future, our community is guided by four values.

Acceptance: We join the dots between different academic disciplines and lived experience, actively acknowledging the severity of environmental and social crises.

Care: We feel a duty of care to those most affected by these crises, and a responsibility to prioritise life, wellbeing, and justice.

Integrity: We aim to conduct our personal and professional lives with respect, courage, and modesty, towards a better and more equal future for all living things.

Freedom: We seek ever greater freedom to act with care and integrity, so that others can enjoy ever greater freedom to live well.

Don’t work or study in academia? Explore our hubs to see how you can get involved

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