Doughnut Academia

Inspired by Doughnut Economics, the academic doughnut reimagines academia so that it works better for people and planet.

As scientists concerned about the climate crisis, we set out to rethink the role and goals of the university in tackling the 21st century’s challenges. Building directly on Doughnut Economics, we suggest seven principles for rethinking the norms of academia and scientific practice so that our universities can work better for people and respond to the climate and ecological crisis.

These ideas, and our call to action, are described our paper: Urai AE, Kelly C (2023) Rethinking academia in a time of climate crisis. eLife 12:e84991.

You can find more information and resources, including recorded talks and an open source workshop we are developing here.




    Erica Hinckson

    New Zealand

    The Doughnut economics framework resonates with me and direction of my research. Interested to know more.

    Rick Feldman

    Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St, Economics Depart...

    DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS is required in my courses to establish the context of my teaching. It perfectly captures my 35-year career.


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