The Institute for Sustainable Futures offers an award-winning postgraduate program for Masters and Doctoral research students.
When Prof. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Applications from domestic students that wish to commence postgraduate study in January 2018 are due to ISF by 11 October 2017. Please note that all prospective students must be pre-approved by ISF before applying through UTS.
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.
If you are interested in studying at ISF, please follow our internal application process.