Social change research makes sense of human progress, from the local scale to the global, enabling governments, businesses and communities to respond in ways that benefit and strengthen society.
Our research focuses on four key areas: health and social policy and practice; mobility, migration and security; digital transformations; and, work.
In the social sciences and humanities, impact is best understood as influencing a set of connections that we need to design into research and collaborations from the beginning, by listening to and working with collaborators outside universities.
While, for example, working on the beginnings of the Digital Asia Hub, a Hong Kong-based think tank incubated at Harvard University, we have seen how impact can be built into an international research network from the beginning, by involving a diverse group of academic, civil society, and private sector partners.
The Social Change ECP gives our partners access to experts who understand new and emerging technologies, their potential applications and likely implications for society.
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