mercredi 22 décembre 2010

About IFIS | IFIS - Institut für integrale Studien - Institute for Integral Studies

The Institute for Integral Studies (IFIS) catalyzes the recognition and further development ofintegral and likeminded approaches in academic research, higher education and research-based practice. IFIS is focusing
on the connections between i) the existing disciplinary and
interdisciplinary fields of academic study, ii) fields neglected or
dismissed by academic research, iii) the development of integral
(meta‑) studies, iv)  real-life challenges in our age of global crises,
and v) research into desirable futures and the conditions to bring them

Based on values and principles inspiring a broad, pluralistic, dialogical, critical, self-reflective and dynamic understanding and practice of integral studies IFIS is deploying a series of activities,
among them research and development projects, academic events,
high-level publications and consulting services. The shared commitment
of the members of the Institute is to develop, share and help to make
use of knowledge and wisdom of a new, integral quality
with the sole purpose to contribute to the common good and to the
well-being and sustainable development of the greatest number of
sentient beings and their sociocultural and natural habitats.

IFIS as a non-profit organisation allows likeminded and interested individuals and organisations toconnect in many ways,
from occasional to committed, from informal to formal, from online to
face-to-face, from informational to transformational. Most of its active members
are affiliated with a higher education or research institution and
generally have a background in integral studies for many years. This
unique community of research and learning is committed to quality processes and the resultsachieved comply with and go beyond common scientific standards.

More information can be found here

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