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Affiliate Programs

IARU Global Summer Program - Cambridge, UK

  • Summary

    CAM1 - Visions of the Future 8

    Dates: July 2018 – 28 July 2018

    Hosted by University of Cambridge

    Predicting the future has been, and still is, a part of every society. Visionaries, philosophers, rulers, astronomers, economists, engineers, politicians and scientists all try to anticipate the future. Using specific examples from both past and present, our ‘visions of the future’ draw on beliefs, medicine, climate change, scientific discovery, international relations and development, financial crises, disease, war, and evolution. Which predictions came true? Which has proved, or are likely to prove, false? Debate - naturally – includes predictions about our own future. Additional plenary talks set discussions in context. Students write – and have supervisions - on related historical, philosophical or literary topics.

    The Global Summer Program (GSP) is an exciting learning experience that connects students from IARU universities with their peers from around the world. GSP participants have the unique opportunity to come together to explore and discuss critical issues in a global perspective that require multidisciplinary approaches.

    GSP courses are fun but intense. Days are full as the classes are rigorous, requiring a full-time commitment for the whole duration of the course.

    IARU universities include:

    The Australian National University
    National University of Singapore
    Peking University
    UC Berkeley
    University of Cambridge
    University of Cape Town
    University of Copenhagen
    University of Oxford
    The University of Tokyo
    Yale University

  • Eligibility

    All applicants should send two academic references at the same time as they send their application to Cambridge. (One referee can be one of the selection committee in the home institution. At least one of the referees should have taught the applicant.)

    High academic standing in current degree, high fluency in English. For non-native English speakers, one of the following test scores: minimum 7 IELTS, with not less than 7 in each element; Cambridge CAE, minimum score A; Cambridge CPE, grade A, B or C; TOEFL internet-based (iBT), overall score 100 (with no individual element below 24). (Intending applicants should ensure they have their proof of language proficiency in advance of their nomination.)

    The IARU Global Summer Program is open to students currently enrolled at one of the IARU universities.

    Due to limited spaces, applications are exclusively for IARU students. You need to possess a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English.

    Please contact the GSP Coordinator at your home university for criteria used to determine fluency.

  • Courses

    Predicting the future has been, and still is, a part of every society. Visionaries, philosophers, rulers, warmongers, astronomers, economists, businessmen, politicians and scientists all try to anticipate the future. Using specific examples from both past and present, our ‘visions of the future’ draw on beliefs, astronomy, medicine, climate change, scientific discovery, international relations and development, financial crises, disease, war and space travel. Which predictions came true? Which proved false? Debate - naturally - includes predictions about our own future. Additional plenary talks set discussions in context. Students write - and have supervisions - on related historical, philosophical or literary topics.

    For more information on the course, please visit the course page on the IARU GSP website.