The Future of Humanity Institute

The Future of Humanity Institute was established in 2005 with funding from the Oxford Martin School (then known as the James Martin 21st Century School). While direct funding from the School ended in 2012, new donors continue to support its work and we continue to work closely with the team.

the project

Since its establishment, the Institute has grown into a world-renowned interdisciplinary centre of research on long term and big picture questions for humanity.

The last few centuries have seen tremendous change, and this century might transform the human condition in even more fundamental ways.

Using the tools of mathematics, philosophy, and science, researchers explore the risks and opportunities that will arise from technological change, weigh ethical dilemmas, and evaluate global priorities. The Institute's goal is to clarify the choices that will shape humanity’s long-term future.