Doughnut Academia

Inspired by Doughnut Economics, the academic doughnut reimagines academia so that it works better for people and planet.

As scientists concerned about the climate crisis, we set out to rethink the role and goals of the university in tackling the 21st century’s challenges. Building directly on Doughnut Economics, we suggest seven principles for rethinking the norms of academia and scientific practice so that our universities can work better for people and respond to the climate and ecological crisis.

These ideas, and our call to action, are described our paper: Urai AE, Kelly C (2023) Rethinking academia in a time of climate crisis. eLife 12:e84991.

You can find more information and resources, including recorded talks and an open source workshop we are developing here.




    Prajval Shastri

    Perth, Australia (till December, 2023)

    The refreshingly blatant critique of the prevalent “economic model” and mindset about what life is about.

    Fran Sánchez Díaz

    Valencia (Spain)

    Readings by Herman Daly, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen and Kate Raworth brought me here.


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