The development of human sciences and their social implications and extensions, by fostering research on human change and on the sociocultural transformations currently taking place.
(Chapter II of the Foundation’s Bylaws)
The founders define the Foundation’s aims and activities based on:
The concern about human development (of children, societies, and cultures)
The conviction about the role of science, especially human sciences, in the transformation of society
The belief in the power of historical consciousness creation processes in scientists, professionals, and cultures, as a way of influencing the future
The search for a creative balance between the development of local cultures and the needs aroused by the globalization of science and culture; between the planet’s material and ecological development; and between psychic and moral human development
The trust in the role of independent scientific institutions for undertaking and maintaining stable lines of scientific and cultural development