The main purpose of the ISGP is to enable qualified graduate students to pursue advanced interdisciplinary research exceeding the provisions of existing departmental programs. It is designed for a highly motivated and superb student who can steer an independent course.
The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.
Where the mind without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls
- From a poem by Rabindranath Tagore, quoted by Professor Amartya Sen upon receiving an Honorary Degree from ISGP in April, 2011.