It's all about thinking...—


In an increasingly complex and constantly changing knowledge society thinking is the key success factor in economics, politics and education.

Parmenides Foundation has made the support and fostering of advanced thinking skills subject of its research, education and application agenda.



Studying the Foundations and Frontiers of Thinking

Research is implemented at the Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking (PCST), the Parmenides Center for Art and Science, and the Parmenides Center for the Conceptual Foundations of Science. The purpose of these three centers is to provide a supportive infrastructure for multi-disciplinary research on thinking.
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Fostering Cognitive Excellence

Parmenides Education engages in designing science-based educational programs. The scope ranges from evidence based kindergarten training program that fosters cognitive abilities in pre-school children, over customized courses for post-doctoral students heading for careers in academia or industry, to cognitive excellence programs for executives from economy and politics. > More


Mastering Complexity

Parmenides Application translates findings in basic research into practical applications. Progress in scientific research on thinking enables us to develop services for executives in the private and public sector, which enhance their thinking and decision making. The visual reasoning language, Parmenides EIDOS™ as well as consultancy and training programs are examples of applications.
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