18 December 2016

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

Between 19-23 June 2017 IIASA, the Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI), and the Wittgenstein Center (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) are organizing this Summer School. Application deadline: 24 March 2017.

Wittgenstein Summer School 2016 © Heike Barakat

Wittgenstein Summer School 2016 © Heike Barakat

IIASA in collaboration with ADRI and the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) 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. 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 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
  • Funding can be provided for selected participants. Please, indicate whether funding is needed.  

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

Print this page

Last edited: 03 March 2017


Wolfgang Lutz

Senior Program Advisor:Acting Research Group Leader

Population and Just Societies Program|Social Cohesion


and Wellbeing Research Group

T +43(0) 2236 807 294

Samir K.C.

Research Group Leader

Multidimensional Demographic Modeling Research Group

T +43(0) 2236 807 424

Research at the World Population Program

IIASA Human Capital Projections

Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313