Redesigning higher education in the spirit of donut economics

Bryan Alexander
5 min readMar 13

How can higher education reimagine itself in response to the climate crisis?

I’ve been exploring this question for years, and was very happy to encounter a new paper offering an intriguing call for academic design. It’s about donut economics.

To explain too briefly: professor Kate Raworth introduced the donut economics concept in a paper, a book, and a lot of public appearances. She wants us to rethink economics in terms of two boundaries, the environmental limits which ultimately constrain human life…

Bryan Alexander

Futurist, speaker, writer, educator. Author of the FTTE report, UNIVERSITIES ON FIRE, and ACADEMIA NEXT. Creator of The Future Trends Forum.