Right Livelihood Center at UC Santa Cruz
The Right Livelihood Center at UC Santa Cruz is a partnership between UC Santa Cruz and Right Livelihood. Housed at the Institute for Social Transformation, the Right Livelihood Center links faculty and students with ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ winners for research and education about proven solutions to the world’s most pressing global problems.
A global network of scholar-activists dedicated to social transformation
The Right Livelihood Center (RLC) was created to link the activism of the Right Livelihood Award Laureates with the research, teaching and service of universities. In 2013, UC Santa Cruz become the first RLC campus in North America, joining campuses in Mumbai/India, Bangkok/Thailand, Port Harcourt/Nigeria, Addis Ababa/Ethiopia, Córdoba/Argentina, Valdivia/Chile, Bonn/Germany, and Lund/Sweden.
Please visit the Right Livelihood Center at UC Santa Cruz website to explore more.
What is the Right Livelihood Award?
‘The Alternative Nobel Prize’
The Right Livelihood Award (RLA), widely known as ‘the Alternative Nobel Prize’, is given annually to 4 people or organizations who provide practical solutions to the root causes of global problems in human rights and the environment. There are now over 170 Laureates in 70 countries, including Wangari Maathai, Wes Jackson, Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben / 350.org, Amy Goodman, and David Suzuki.
Right Livelihood is based in Stockholm, Sweden with an office in Geneva, Switzerland and has consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council.
Right Livelihood Campuses and Centers
Disseminating and strengthening knowledge, wisdom and skills for a positive future
The Right Livelihood College is organized as a network of Campuses and Centres to educate the next generations of change-makers around the world.
- University of California, Santa Cruz – Institute for Social Transformation
- University of Bonn, Germany – Center for Development Research
- University of Lund, Sweden – Sustainability Studies
- University of Zurich, Switzerland – Sustainability
- University of Austral, Valdivia, Chile – Institute of Economics
- National University of Cordoba, Argentina – Faculty of Psychology
- University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria – Faculty of Gender and Conflict Studies
- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India – Center for Livelihoods and Social Innovation
- School for Wellbeing Studies & Research, Thailand