Foresight in Higher Education: The US Perspective


  • Andy Hines University of Houston Foresight Program


foresight, future, futurists, higher education, University of Houston


The state of foresight in higher education in the US remains precarious. Only a few programs have been able to maintain a long-term presence in academia. The landscape is littered with programs that have been started and unable to survive very long. Indeed, a new graduate program is launching in the Fall. There are single courses scattered across the country, but overall the climate for small niche programs has been historically and currently very challenging in US higher education. A mini-case study of the University of Houston program is offered, as it is the longest-running and currently only dedicated graduate program in the US. Its ups-and-downs may be instructive for others considering the establishment of a foresight graduate program.   



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How to Cite

Hines, A. “Foresight in Higher Education: The US Perspective”. Journal of New Horizon in Higher Education, vol. 1, no. 1, June 2023, pp. 47-53,