In addition to the 49 total tertiary courses majoring in futures and foresight, we also found 7 programs that are not expressly futures or foresight but are related in some manner. In the academic world, the focus is obviously on teaching foresight to long-term students. Post-graduate diplomas are less common than masters degrees, but even they outnumber the undergraduate courses.
The list is split up by the scope of each association. We have categorized five associations as global in scope and ten associations that are more targeted on a specific region or nation. Another four associations are even more focused on particular sectors.
Besides making the work of a futurist more efficient, these services are helping to make futures thinking more accessible to a broader public.
A diary of my trip to NY for the Association of Professional Futurists conference: New York was awesome. They just have a higher tolerance for apathy while Seoul has a higher tolerance for cuteness than any place on Earth including Japan--at least when I was there. I went to the WTC several times. I had to take … Continue reading The Big A(pple)PF Conference