From the biggest 'wicked' problems on down, finding solutions to challenges depends on working together collaboratively. Students think they're good at this, but they aren't. Here's what could help.
Brazil's scorpion infestation, which is terrorizing residents of São Paulo and other major cities, is a classic 'wicked problem.' That means officials must think outside-the-box to fix it.
Energy-efficient water supply is a wicked problem – and we might have found a way to solve it.
Science cannot ensure a sustainable future for the world’s population on its own. Artists are needed as well.
Our institutions are not solving the world's wicked problems, such as the refugee crisis and climate change. Can sustainable coffee – a bottoms-up, modular approach – provide clues to a better way?
Adopting an African philosophy of education can be a powerful tool to help the continent's universities create real social change and justice.
Africa has deep-rooted problems: poverty, disease, corruption and war. Could these be solved through mathematical science?
Evidence-based solutions to our systemic dilemmas won't be conjured out of thin air. Universities, governments and businesses all have to work together.
Analysis of the mindsets and responses of thousands of senior leaders tells us only about 7% are likely to have the right stuff to lead effective government responses to wicked problems.