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Gregorian University

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Gregorian University in Rome, Italy offers a program called ‘Futures Studies with a Human and Social Perspective’.  The program is towards Bachelor and PhD degrees.  The program explores why it is important to think about the future, and why it is important in a complex society; the terminology and characteristics of the discipline as seen in different parts of the world; development of the discipline in different parts of the world; spatial and temporal conception in futures studies; the philosophical and ethical elements in futures studies including the responsibilities of a futurist; the methodological success and failure of various approaches with examples at global, regional, national and  local; and, methodological exercises every year.  Each unit is a whole semester. The program has existed since 1976, with the PhD from 1992.  The PhD is a minimum of 3 year and maximum of 5 years. There were 28 students from 18 countries, mainly from Latin America, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe in 2002. Every second year there is  an average number of 25-28  students. 10 PhD’s have been awarded thus far and another 8 students are currently in the doctoral dissertation process.

Professors

Eleonora Barbieri Masini

Javier Medina

Gian Matteo Apuzzo

Giorgio Nebbia

Contact
Eleonora Barbieri Masini
Faculty of Social Sciences
Gregorian University
Rome
phone and fax: 39-06-8072529


Web
www.unigre.it
 

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