Why UChicago Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program?

Rigorous interdisciplinary training: the program will teach students quantitative data analytical skills, expose them to a wide range of public policy issues, and prepare them with advanced English language training;

Rich on-campus resources and supporting system: the program will create a holistic student experience that allows them to fully utilize various on-campus resources. In addition, the program provides exclusive supporting system for program participants by recruiting designated student workers as full-time program coordinators and peer mentors.

Seamless connections with practitioners: the program will incorporate well-known practitioners from various public policy fields to help students understand how the reality works. Students will also have the opportunity to visit Chicago-based organizations to learn more about public policy practice.

About the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a private research University that has been ranked as the top 10 National University for many years. University of Chicago has had widespread influence in the social sciences where two prominent schools of thought have emerged: “The Chicago School of Economics” and “The Chicago School of Sociology”. University of Chicago is considered the birthplace of economic law and is the center of research in the fields of economics, sociology, law, and public policy. As of 2017, the University of Chicago is affiliated with over 90 Nobel Laureates with six in its current faculty. The University of Chicago Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program will apply the interdisciplinary nature of the University throughout the curriculum by integrating both public policy and data science. Members of the University’s faculty and staff, including senior professors, will teach the courses. These professors and lecturers all are leading researchers in their respective fields and have come from both the public and private sector and a variety of industries before coming to University of Chicago.

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