Call for applications: Summer School “Demography, Human Capital and Economic Growth”

1 JAN 2017

The Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) in collaboration with the Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) is hosting the first Asian Summer School on how demographic trends and improving educational attainment impact on economic growth around the Asia region. This will also include discussions about the so-called first and second Demographic Dividends and on the role of human capital as a determinant of economic development. Leading international scholars from the US, Europe and Asia will give lectures providing overviews of the state of knowledge in these fields.

Participants in the summer school will typically be pre-docs or recent PhDs. Applications will be considered from around the world. The number of participants is limited to 20 and acceptance is highly competitive. A number of participants will receive bursaries for travel and living expenses in Shanghai (upon request). There is no tuition charge.

How to apply

  • Pre-docs and recent PhDs and are invited to apply with a motivation letter (max. 1 page) and their CV.
  • Two persons should be named who can potentially serve as referees.
  • There are 20 places on the course. The main selection criterion is the quality of the application.
  • The list of participants will be announced by 6 May 2017.
  • Please send your application to Samir KC or Yu Zhang
  • A number of participants will receive bursaries for travel and living expenses in Shanghai (upon request).

Event details

Summer School on "Demography, Human Capital and Economic Growth"

Dates: 19-23 June 2017

Location: Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI), Shanghai University

Application deadline: 24 March 2017

Contact: Samir KC or Yu Zhang

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

Wittgenstein Centre Partner: WU Wittgenstein Centre Partner: OEAW Wittgenstein Centre Partner: IIASA