The Institute For the Future (IFF) is a cross-disciplinary research institute at the University of Nicosia (UNIC) founded to explore the hypothesis that exponential technologies will cause rapidly accelerating societal change over the coming decades.
Technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence are highly disruptive, even individually. However, as they reach commercial maturity and start becoming synergistic, they are expected to have compounding effects on the economy, social structures, legal systems, income distribution, governance, education, and warfare – and raise fundamental questions on how future society is organized.
The goal of IFF is to push students, faculty (at our University and others), policy-makers and business leaders to prepare for these changes and aim for societally beneficial outcomes. The Institute’s mission is interdisciplinary by nature and it works across Schools and Departments to support academic programs, research, training and conferences.
News & Updates
International Symposium on Forecasting Explores M4 Competition Findings and their Applicability to Business
The 39th edition of the Symposium took place over four days in Thessaloniki, featuring IFF’s Professor Spyros Makridakis and the findings of his latest M-Competition
The Institute For the Future (IFF) at the University of Nicosia, has joined enterprise software firm R3’s collaborative initiative to [...]