Pioneering a Paradigm Shift

The Laszlo Institute

The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research is an APS (Association for Social Promotion, Italian Non-Profit). The Laszlo Institute offers Educational Programs, Publications, and Consulting Services. The Laszlo Institute is also pioneering transdisciplinary New Paradigm research which acts at a causal level systemically addressing the key challenges our world is facing today. Currently our key areas of New Paradigm Research are in Education, Healthcare and ‘Systemic Impact & Leadership’ (SIL).


The mission of the Institute is to foster open transdisciplinary inquiry into current science-based conceptions of the human being and his and her world. The Institute is to bring together open-minded and dedicated scientists and lay people from all parts of the world and all walks of life, to develop the emerging ideas and communicate them to people in their particular fields as well as to society at large. This mission embraces the task of eliciting, welcoming and responding to comments and responses to the reviewed conceptions, and inviting further comments and original ideas, creating an ongoing multilogue between the members and staff of the Institute and its respondents worldwide.

The Objectives

  1. The Institute seeks to become a leading-edge, internationally recognized center of research, promoting the new paradigm emerging in science and society, and exploring and disseminating its implications and applications in regard to human wellbeing and social and ecological sustainability.
  2. In the more technical dimensions of the pursuit of its objectives, the Institute is to clarify the scientific basis of the emerging new paradigm, thereby enhancing its credibility and promoting its application
  3. The Institute is to create prototypes and projects that apply new paradigm methods, worldviews and principles, using the principles of the new systems sciences as conceptual framework and scientific foundation.

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Fields of Research


Health & Medicine

Canvassing new concepts of health and disease as they appear in the work of health-professionals in both clinical and theoretical fields. Concentrating on avant-garde circles in the West, but paying due attention to parallel developments in the East, as well as in indigenous cultures.



Reviewing new trends and conceptions that promote open multicultural and multidisciplinary learning rather than the traditional teaching of traditional materials. The areas to review include curriculum-development and the practical application of emerging conceptions in beyond-the-school real-world settings.


Systemic Impact & Leadership

Researching the applicability and utility of the heuristic and worldview conceptions of the systems sciences in order to find and develop models, prototypes and practical tools for ethical and sustainable practices and conceptions in business, politics, the new cultures, and society at large.


Ervin Laszlo

Ervin Laszlo, Docteur d’Etat (Sorbonne) is Director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Founder/Co-Director of the Ervin Laszlo Institute of Advanced Study (Denmark), Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. 

He is the recipient of the Goi Peace Prize (2001), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (2005), the Conacreis Holistic Culture Prize (2009), The Polyhistor Prize of the Enrivonmental Protection Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2015) and holds Honorary PhD’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary.

Author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into twenty-four languages and about four hundred research papers and articles, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005.