The IFK focuses on five themes, each championed by a research group: Data Science Across Disciplines, The Future of Health, Green Futures, The Future of Diplomacy, and Metaphysics and Machines.
Green Futures seeks to positively understand, appreciate and harness earth’s plant life and the socio-ecosystems they interact with for the betterment of humanity and nature. The Group draws on a range of disciplines, not limited to science, and has a strong grounding in sociology, history and policy. At the core of the group research on the generation of green energy, renewable energy, and energy storage. The later, energy storage, can play a pivotal role on decarbonisation. The group is also championing hydropolitics (water politics) in the region. The group contributes to the UN’s SDG 7: “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all; and SDG 6: “Clean water and sanitation for all”.