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a global outlook

a global outlook

Every region, nation and community is unique.

The RSA ensures that creative ideas can reach a global audience. We help innovative projects and citizens to get the resources, backing and visibility they need to flourish, wherever they are in the world. 

By unleashing the talents of others we can empower communities to meet their challenges in their own unique way.


The RSA has over 3000 Fellows in more than 90 countries, affiliate organisations in the USA and Australasia, and a growing range of partnerships around the world. Our current work includes:

World Map

Student Design Awards

Our annual Competition, the RSA Student Design Awards, challenges hundreds of young people from all around the world to tackle social issues through design thinking.


Inclusive Growth

Our connection with the OECD and its Inclusive Growth in Cities campaign is part of the RSA's own Inclusive Growth Commission.


IDEO Partnership

Our Partnership with IDEO inspires teachers around the world to redesign parent-teacher meetings.

Global partners

We work on innovative projects with a range of global partners who share our values and our commitment to a 21st century enlightenment.


"WISE believes that quality education can empower individuals and transform societies. To this end we are delighted to collaborate with the RSA on research that explores innovation in global school systems." 


Chief Executive Officer, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)



"We are really proud to support the RSA – an organisation that brings together a unique combination of cutting edge action research, local social action and national thought leadership to be a powerful force for change. Through our partnership, we’ve been able to engage with our stakeholders, community and the public at large with an exciting vision of the future of self-employment.

Nicole Vanderbilt

VP, Etsy International


At the heart of the RSA is a Fellowship of 28,000 people who believe that the power of creative ideas to change the world should be open to everyone, everywhere.

As well as our global network of Fellows, the RSA works in partnership with businesses, charities and public services to undertake cutting edge research and provide a platform for promoting powerful new ideas.

Working with this international community and our partners, the RSA seeks to support 21st century enlightenment by enriching our global society through ideas and action.


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