The purpose of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) is to pursue interdisciplinary knowledge that can help students and societies navigate complex futures. EFI is building an Education portfolio around a set of strong principles for teaching which address the futures of higher education, work, scholarship and society.
EFI Education helps students connect across disciplines and forge new ways of knowing. Interdisciplinarity is at the heart of our teaching. Students will work in interdisciplinary groups, bringing natural, health and data sciences together with the arts, humanities and social sciences in new ways.
EFI Education teaches the skills students need to build careers in growth areas. Our courses will teach students how to be confident thinkers and citizens of the world, combining intellectual, analytic and people skills with the ability to work with data and apply critical thought to complex challenges.
EFI Education offers students a way to apply their work to live problems. Student learning will be built around projects linked to their own professional roles, personal passions or our community, industry or third sector partners. We give students time to ‘think big’ as they apply new understandings to specific challenges.
EFI Education is creating new, flexible ways to be a student. Our portfolio is designed to make the best use of online and on-campus teaching, and opens up new opportunities for lifelong learning and flexible student pathways. It places student experience and supported choice at its heart.