Institute for Change

ACTAsia’s Institute for Change is an innovative online community for those in education and a portal for research run in collaboration with industry and universities.

What is ACTAsia’s Institute for Change

The Institute for Change acts as an accelerator for learners, industry and the media, as well as the ACTAsia team by providing an online academic platform for ACTAsia’s education programmes and research projects, in collaboration with international universities. Institute for Change supports a holistic approach in addressing the challenges of life and of progress, recognising the interrelationship between humans, animals and the environment.

Who benefits from the Institute?

Institute for Change can be a starting point for degree students, providing a collaborative platform for discussion of government policies around welfare or environmental protection. The vision is that the Institute for Change will build into more than just education and research, growing to serve as a recognised policy think tank for policy makers and industry players, enabling and informing discussions around policy and behaviour change.

It can help students to weigh-up the costs and benefits of progress such as industrialisation and urbanisation, and the challenges presented by ageing populations in a world where family units have changed in character so much.

How we create change

The three pillars of the Institute of Change are to:

  • Promote compassion and empathy through accredited CPD courses
  • Build a library of ACTAsia commissioned research that helps to shape the Institute’s courses and advances knowledge of the attendees
  • Build a library of ACTAsia commissioned research that helps advance knowledge of the public, industry and other key stakeholders, including policy makers

By implementing these three pillars it will allow multiple sectors to communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes by recognising that all forms of life are interrelated and interdependent.