Dear All,
The submission deadline has been extended to July 31st, 2020, considering that the dates of the School are under review by the Organizing Committee given the COVID-19 crisis.
Please, keep checking the page to get informed.

Call for Application

The Institute of Economics at the University of Campinas (Unicamp) is pleased to host the 1st Unicamp International School on Development Challenges. The Institute of Economics at Unicamp has a long tradition of discussing development issues and participating actively in public debate.

The School aims to address development concerns of our time by selecting a different topic every year. This first edition will focus on the productive aspects of development, with special attention to the case of developing countries. The School will consist on lectures, debates and study groups on sustainable development, industrialization/deindustrialization, industrial policy and global value chains.

The first edition of the School will be held in Campinas, Brazil, between August 3rd and 7th, 2020 (Monday to Friday).

Confirmed lecturers are:

  • Ademar Romeiro (University of Campinas)
  • Alicia Bárcena (ECLAC’s Executive Secretary)
  • Antonio Andreoni (University College London)
  • Fiona Tregenna (University of Johannesburg)
  • Luciano Coutinho (University of Campinas and ex-president of the Brazilian National Development Bank, BNDES)
  • Yin Li (Fudan University)

How to Apply

Graduate students (MA and PhD) and junior researchers are welcome to apply. Firstly you have to register on the website:

After the registration, you must send the following documents to Este endereço de email está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa do JavaScript ativado para vê-lo. with the subject “Application to Unicamp International School”:

  • a short CV
  • a short statement (max. 500 words) of your motivation to participate, particularly addressing how the School relates to your study and research interests
  • a reference letter

There are no application nor registration fees. Accommodation in shared rooms will be provided for non-residents in Brazil. Traveling costs cannot be covered.

Submission deadline: July 31st, 2020

Please, note that the number of positions for the Unicamp International School is limited. Selected candidates will receive an email with all the details at the beginning of May, 2020.

More information on the website: