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.
The Future of Health Research Group takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding humanity’s efforts to improve health and deal with sickness, in the conviction that gaining perspective will improve future medical and public health efforts. The Group’s broad mandate includes philosophical, sociological, anthropological, and other disciplinary approaches, and covers clinical medicine, public health, epidemiology, biomedical research, and other health knowledges. The group researches existing medical crises and the management thereof, in order to examine and critique the potential medical techniques and strategies of the future. This group contributes towards the attainment of the UN’s SDG 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”.