leaders for the future
Why study at the Norman Foster Institute?
The Norman Foster Institute is intended for unconventional thinkers seeking a holistic education that encourages experimentation through research and projects. The NFI provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary educational experience, ensuring its students gain a diverse set of advantages and skills.
Scholars train using advanced tools that are applicable to diverse types of global cities.
Scholars engage with the NFF’s global network of experts, practitioners, civic leaders and alumni.
In 2024, scholars will focus and work on three European cities, although the techniques used will have a global application.
Go to Programme
Course Period January – December
Location Madrid, Spain
Cohort Size 30
January – December 2024
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NFI City Lab
Learn more about the NFI City Lab
The NFI has an innovative laboratory to support the scholars in the creation of their strategies for the pilot cities. It is furnished with large format displays, touch tables and an assortment of digital equipment to equip the scholars with tools for creatively and collaboratively discussing and presenting their work.
A Consulting Entity for Cities
The NFI City Lab aspires to become a trusted consulting entity for cities and entities around the world. The urban analytics workflows and toolsets, which will continuously grow alongside the work of the Institute, benefit not only the scholars but also the cities, policymakers and urban enthusiasts seeking sustainable solutions.