DIISC is building up a network of affiliated universities and like-minded organisations around the world to support emerging scholars and further the study of compassion across a wide range of disciplines. DIISC promotes a new way of learning and working together, based on open dialogue between individuals and disciplines, reflective practice and compassionate action.
At present, DIISC has regional hubs in the UK and USA; further hubs are in development in Asia. Eighteen institutions have signed up as DIISC affiliates with the aim of hosting Darwin Scholars, with several more planning to join us.
In 2018, two new centres for the study of compassion will be established at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK and the University of New Mexico in the USA. DIISC’s network continues to grow and will eventually form a global community of academics working collaboratively to build a more compassionate world.