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Our dual curriculum consists of:
Key elements of our approach are:
GSAS participants come from developed and developing regions of the world.
Diverse global perspectives are needed to solve global challenges. GSAS Sessions include GSAS Scholars and GSAS Fellows from different regions of the world who contribute different strengths in scientific inquiry, engineering and design, technology transfer, and manufacturing.
A "Systems" View of Research and Development
To lead effective global initiatives, future science and engineering leaders will need a broader understanding of R&D that integrates advanced science and engineering skills with policy, technology transfer, manufacturing, and workforce development.
GSAS Scholars learn to consider the broader implications of their research, communicate their work to diverse stakeholders, and plan projects that cut across sectors and take advantage of international and regional strengths.
Research Planning and Implementation
GSAS Scholars are assigned to Global Research Teams, which design collaborative projects that leverage their complementary expertise and capabilities.
GSAS Teams are well-balanced with respect to research capabilities, discipline, gender,and national origin. Team formation is based on complementary expertise and research interests. In keeping with the GSAS mission of advancing major innovation in critical areas, GSAS organizers create novel teams of researchers who might not otherwise work together. This fresh approach to global team building produces exciting new projects and provides valuable collaboration experience for GSAS Scholars.
The most promising projects are selected for implementation. The winning team from each Session is awarded a Team Research Fellowship and hired as a team to carry out their project at a participating research institution.
Global Project Mentoring
GSAS Fellows provide a wealth of cross-cutting expertise in basic research, policy and manufacturing. Before the Session, they suggest background readings and are available online to guide the selection of research topics. At the Session, they offer guidance and feedback on project feasibility.
Information is shared among junior and senior researchers in an informal, collegial atmosphere.
What I appreciated most:
I am very honored to participate in this program and to collaborate with many outstanding scholars from overseas. Not only the new knowledge harvest, I also gained precious friendship during the session. So many ideas were emerged in the process of discussion in our proposal, which was really a wonderful and memorable experience to me. I do hope we can work together again in near future. Thank you! my partners.
How will your GSAS experience benefit your future research?:
Scholars from different backgrounds tend to analyze events from different perspectives, my GSAS experience not only broaden my vision of research and enrich my experience of study career, it further generate interest and confidence in my mind.
What I appreciated most:
"What I appreciated here most was this very intense atmosphere which you normally do not have at a workshop. There was this intense atmosphere between the ones giving the lectures but also then between the young researchers on the teams. In the end, I was astonished by the really high quality of scientific background they achieved in such a short time."