About Parmenides Foundation  Structure


The Parmenides Foundation scope of activity is structured in three pillars: The main pillar is Research, the complementing pillars are Education and Application.The results of basic research are brought alive in educational programs as well as tools and services for the private and public sector.



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. The Parmenides Center for Art and Science was founded in 2009 to investigate the relation between art and science. The Parmenides Center for the Conceptual Foundations of Science was established in 2012 and the Parmenides Center for Digital Humanism at the beginning of 2020. 



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 (Learning to Think), over customized courses for post-doctoral students heading for careers in academia or industry (MCA), to cognitive excellence programs (CEP) for executives from economy and politics.



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.