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Future of Work

The Future of Work Research Centre pursues ground-breaking interdisciplinary research to understand the changing nature of work and employment relationships, the forces that support these changes, and their impact on organisational effectiveness and human wellbeing. The centre’s research is anchored in the belief that work is a distinctively human endeavour through which individuals live meaningful and fulfilling lives as they strive to build prosperous, fair and inclusive societies.

Our mission

Our mission is to generate rigorous and actionable knowledge to create learning-oriented work environments that facilitate employee flourishing and enhance organisational effectiveness and societal wellbeing.

Meet the team

Professor Ying Zhou

Director of the Future of Work Research Centre

Professor Ying Zhou is Director of the Future of Work Research Centre at the University of Surrey. Her research is focused on job quality, occupation, and employee well-being. She has won research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, the UK Government, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, and the Chartered Institute ...

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We offer a range of courses taught by world-leading academics.

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Surrey Business School
Rik Medlik Building (MS)
University of Surrey
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