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Mission and vision

We all share a stake in the future. The College of Global Futures is dedicated to creating a sustainable, equitable and vibrant future for everyone.

Our vision

A fulfilling future for a thriving, healthy planet.

Our mission

To foster learning, discovery and partnerships that empower people to make positive, lasting change.

The future we want and need increasingly depends on our ability to think, act and manage on planetary scales. Our world-class faculty will prepare next-generation leaders with the knowledge, skills and mindsets to tackle complex global challenges. With a diverse group of partners, the College of Global Futures will develop enduring solutions that benefit all people everywhere on a thriving, healthy planet.

Home to the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the School of Sustainability and the School of Complex Adaptive Systems, the College of Global Futures will foster new interactions between students, staff, faculty and partners that will elevate our ability to understand complex, integrated social, environmental and technical systems, drive responsible innovation; and lead to ethical interventions that ensure a just, healthy and fulfilling future for everyone.

It is an honor and privilege to serve as the inaugural dean for the College of Global Futures. I look forward to working with all of you to achieve the critical and necessary goals of the college.

Dean Christopher Boone