The Institute for Sustainable Futures offers an award-winning postgraduate program for Masters and Doctoral research students
Our postgraduate students work at the leading edge of complex societal problems and sustainability challenges, across diverse sustainability topics. Our postgraduate research delivers real-world impact on sustainability challenges, contributes to the flow of knowledge, and provides transformative learning experiences for participants.
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We're tackling some of the most complex sustainability challenges facing our world, and this calls for innovative approaches. We take a holistic view that looks not just to technological solutions, but also the political, socio-cultural, organisational and individual factors that contribute to real change. Prospective research students must demonstrate their capacity to solve whole problems, integrating knowledge from several disciplines, drawing on experience from their past research, course work, employment or community activities.
ISF’s unique postgraduate program is an integral part of our path to a better future. We nurture and develop the brightest, most curious minds, giving them the skills to navigate this complex multidisciplinary environment. Our vibrant community of scholars brings fresh insight, inspiring new ways of seeing – and solving – wicked problems.
They are the change-makers of tomorrow.
Interested in studying with ISF?
Please note that all prospective students must be pre-approved by ISF before applying through UTS. Pre-approval applications from international students that wish to commence postgraduate study in Spring 2020 (from July 2020) are due to ISF by 6 December 2019. Pre-approval applications from domestic students will be due 10 April 2020.
When Professor Chris Riedy was working as an environmental consultant, he found he was often doing work that ended up justifying organisational and political decision making that was bad for the environment.
He had hit a wall.
Chris decided the only way he could make a real difference was by digging deeper into the problem, through joining ISF's postgraduate program.