New institutions point to upsurge in research and teaching on philanthropy

Ashoka University in India is opening a Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy.

The recent opening of new university centres and chairs suggest that this is a growing phenomenon and not confined to the global north.


In Scotland, the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good was opened at the University of St Andrews at the beginning of October 2016. The centre’s aim is to strengthen the theory, practice and policy relating to philanthropy and its relationship to public good. As well as research, the centre will provide an intellectual forum for policy and practice on the subject, not only in the UK but internationally. Its research partners include the Cass Business School, the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP), the Global Donors Forum and a number of UK universities.

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