Skip to main content

2019 SFI Global Sustainability Summer School

Presented by the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Chicago Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation.

The Program
The Global Sustainability Summer School (GSSS) provides an intensive two-week program on urban sustainability. This school is available for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, early-career scientists, policymakers, and business professionals. The school is for participants who seek background and hands-on experience to help them prepare to conduct interdisciplinary research in areas related to urban sustainability.

About this Course
The Global Sustainability Summer School 2019 will focus on cities, urbanization, and their connection to problems of global sustainability. The school will provide an empirically-based assessment of the challenges to sustainability in light of urbanization and will ask what is necessary for emerging scientific perspectives and technologies to solve the issue of sustainable development.

The school is organized around a set of cutting-edge, interdisciplinary lectures and discussions that focus on many interdependent aspects of cities. These include the nature of social and economic networks in cities, their role in economic growth and human development, their demands on resource consumption, and characteristics of new technologies that may shift the balance between the benefits and impacts of development.

Apply Now
The deadline to apply is March 8, 2019. 

Select "Sign Up" in the top navigation to create an account with a password to begin the application process. 

Note: All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by 23:59 MST on March 8, 2019.

More Information
All activities will be conducted in English. Participants are expected to attend the entire session.

Applicants are welcome from all countries. Women and members of underrepresented groups, regions, and institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited. Accepted students will be notified in mid-to-late March.

Additional info can be found on our website: