The Right Livelihood College

Right Livelihood Laureates Amy Goodman (2008) and Daniel Ellsberg (2006) speaking at an event at UC Santa Cruz, credit: Right Livelihood. Below: 1993 Laureate Vandana Shiva, credit: Right Livelihood

We connect change-makers and academia.

The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is our global capacity-building initiative in partnership with universities founded in 2009. By linking academics and civil society organisations with Right Livelihood Laureates, the College spreads awareness about and further expands the pioneering work of change-makers. The College operates as a global network of campuses and centres hosted by universities.

By receiving the Award, every Right Livelihood Laureate becomes a Fellow of the Right Livelihood College. The Fellows are invited to engage in education, scientific research and practical activities that spread and upscale their work.

The RLC has gained affiliate membership status with the UNESCO-based International Association of Universities (IAU). The IAU recognizes the key role higher education plays in the overall process of achieving sustainable development by pursuing the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge.