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The Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is hosting the 2011 Global Sustainability Summer School in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. IBM is co-sponsoring the program. The deadline for application is March 15.

The structure, topics, and lectures for the 2011 school will be similar to previous Global Sustainability Summer Schools held at SFI. (The 2012 school is expected to be held in Germany, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.)

This intense two-week program explores sustainability from the technology perspective with a particular focus on modeling and analysis. The school provides a unique opportunity for students and speakers to address the challenge of applying and adapting broad principles of sustainability to specific problems. The 2011 program will emphasize issues specific to the Asia-Pacific region. 

The program includes hands-on demonstrations, interactive sessions, field trips, and group projects. Students will implement their ideas in student projects and will participate in a series of debates. All activities will be conducted in English. 

The cost of housing and meals are covered for selected participants. Students are expected to provide their own travel funding. A few travel scholarships may be awarded based on the needs and availability of funds. 

Applications are solicited from advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior and senior faculty in any discipline, as well as individuals from government agencies and the private sector. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.

For application requirements, visit the 2011 GSSS website. Applications must be received by March 15, 2011 for full consideration.

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