Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Giordano Bruno University


Dr. Ervin Laszlo
The Giordano Bruno University fills a burning need in the contemporary world: education that’s meaningful for our present and relevant to our future. It also acknowledges an urgent and growing demand in the world: young people everywhere are asking, what kind of world we live in, what kind of future can we expect, and what can we do to create a better world for ourselves, and for our fellow members of the human community on this planet.
Filling this need and responding to this demand calls for expert, informed, down-to-earth and at the same time visionary education. It calls for a curriculum that embraces all the facts and events, whether they belong classically to the physical, the biological, or to the human and social sciences. We live on a shared planet: on Spaceship Earth, and everything that happens here affects every one of us. And every one of us is an architect of the future of humankind, for what each of us does affects, and so concerns, everyone else.
The recognition of our interdependent present and shared future calls for an evolved sense of responsibility, for a better, more life- and evolution- adapted consciousness. It is the purpose of the Giordano Bruno University to make this kind of education available to young people wherever they live on the five continents.
Dr. Ervin Laszlo Chancellor of the Global Council for Higher Education of the Giordano Bruno University


About Dr. Ervin Laszlo

Ervin Laszlo is the author or editor of sixty-nine books translated into as many as nineteen languages, and has over four hundred articles and research papers and six volumes of piano recordings to his credit. He serves as editor of the monthly World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution and of its associated General Evolution Studies book series.

Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, serving as founder-director of the General Evolution Research Group and as past president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. He is the recipient of the highest degree in philosophy and human sciences from the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, as well as of the coveted Artist Diploma of the Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest. His numerous prizes and awards include four honorary doctorates.

His appointments have included research grants at Yale and Princeton Universities, professorships for philosophy, systems sciences, and future sciences at the Universities of Houston, Portland State, and Indiana, as well as Northwestern University and the State University of New York. His career has also included guest professorships at various universities in Europe and the Far East. In addition, Laszlo worked as program director for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). In 1999 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Canadian International Institute of Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics. Laszlo serves as president of the Club of Budapest and head of the General Evolution Research Group, which he founded. He is an advisor to the UNESCO Director General, ambassador of the International Delphic Council, member of both the International Academy of Science, World Academy of Arts and Science, and the International Academy of Philosophy. He is the former president of the International Society for Systems Sciences.

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