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Futures studies in Asia Pacific: the case of Taiwan

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  • Kuo-Hua Chen

    (Universidad de Tamkang, Taipei (Taiwán))

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Until date, studying the future has been linked mainly with economic development and the creation of wealth, but settings of the world economy and education are changing in a drastic way. Asia is emerging as an, or better said, the world centre. Taiwan is entering the critical stage of generating for the future alternatives on an environmental and cultural-spiritual level. The future studies department at the University of Tamkang in Taiwan is on a different level to the rest of the world, as it’s the only university on the planet that has «to futurize» as a mission statement. This work analyses how the fact that being a university orientated towards the future has meant being orientated towards change, and, having a clear, defined vision and strategic direction. Through a social learning process, a forward looking culture and by visioning, change and development has had a bearing in practically all strategic Taiwanese spheres. The broader context continues not just to be the teaching of future studies but also to completely «futurize» the university, Taiwan and even mankind.

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  • Kuo-Hua Chen, 2011. "Futures studies in Asia Pacific: the case of Taiwan," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 76(01), pages 124-143.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:2011110
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    Keywords

    Futures studies; Futures network; Taiwan;

    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations
    • E66 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General Outlook and Conditions

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