Become an Associate

The core members of the Human Economy Programme are the two co-directors, the administrator, and a group of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows (currently about 15 persons).

However, we strongly encourage researchers, students, and anyone with an interest in our work to join our programme as an associate.

Our aim is to inform our associates about our activities, to facilitate relevant research, and to encourage participation in developing our programme. Associates will join a mailing list to receive regular updates about our activities, events and current research, and are invited to attend our bi-weekly seminars and annual conferences. Associates are also welcome to propose and discuss new and creative ways of collaborating with the HE Programme, as well as ways to grow and develop our network.


There are four different kinds of HE Associates:

Research Associate: A research associate can be anyone who has done, is currently doing, or will do research through the HE Programme and who retains an active interest in our work.

Visiting Research Associate: Visiting research associates are short-term visitors doing research through and with the HE Programme.

Associate: Associates are friends of the HE Programme who wish to be involved on an informal basis or who would simply like to be updated about our activities, events, discussions and publications.

Student Associate: This group is made up mainly (but not exclusively) of UP students who are interested in the HE Programme, who attend our bi-weekly seminars, and who are interested in our research and discussions.


How to sign-up as an associate?

Send your full name and title, department, institutional affiliation and email address to [email protected] and indicate which status you would like to be registered as. Please also indicate the nature of your interest in our programme, how you hope to interact with us, and what we can do for you.

Please also feel free to participate in a more informal intellectual exchange by joining the Human Economy Facebook Group and the Human Economy Blog.


- Author Lena Gronbach

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