Since the 1950s, the USC Price School has fostered opportunities to engage with international entities. Today, our school has formal relationship with institutions across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the World Bank. Our faculty’s impactful research has contributed to expanding health insurance coverage in India, underground housing in Beijing, elderly income security in Mexico and urban planning inequality in Latin America, and public-sector leadership in South Africa.
“It is no longer a luxury to have an international fabric to our school. It’s essential for the kind of research we do and we educate students.”
“I have a mission and motivation to want to serve my community, serve the world and change the world.”
In this era of globalization, today’s and tomorrow’s leaders must be adept at addressing issues that arise both locally and globally. Among the unique opportunities for faculty and students, the Price Schools offers more than 60 years of innovative international partnerships and projects; relationships with government, business, and community leaders worldwide; and cross-disciplinary initiatives to research and solve current, critical issues in international settings.
USC Price’s Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB) innovates ways to create data and stories, particularly of marginalized populations and places. Synergizing with the arts and humanities, SLAB’s experiments seek to advance the visualization of the social sciences for public service through research, public engagement, and teaching.
Students can take classes in Price’s Spatial Analysis Teaching Laboratory where they are encouraged to innovate in producing knowledge with new data, cultural media, and public engagement.