http://www.perimeterscholars.org/course-curriculum.html Perimeter Scholars International is an interesting 10 month educational concept where you earn a Masters degree in theoretical physics (cosmology, quantum gravity, condensed matter, string, foundations, quantum information---broad range curriculum, you take your choice of specialty). The plan is innovative. They bring in international experts to do a 3 week lecture gig. Then they have local experts for advisor/tutor, who are there the whole 10 months. They have several Perimeter people of international stature in QG. But in addition they are also bringing in Renate Loll to do a 3-week series. I don't know when her course will run. Sometime between August 2009 and June 2010. The PSI school will run for those 10 months. It is an interesting idea because you don't have to hire some top expert like Philip Anderson away from Princeton, or get X-G Wen away from MIT. You just hire them as temps, and they go back home afterwards. They have some very prominent people lined up in pretty much every department. Hopefully the talks will be recorded and online at PIRSA. Perhaps the most interesting thing is the list of topics that PSI considers hot. They have reviews of major subdisciplines, like QG, cosmology etc. But besides that they have shorter "exploration" courses where once you have done the broad review you go into some hot research sub-sub-discipline, specializing in a particular problem or set of problems. I have to go, but when I get back I want to look over that list of "hot" areas where they have the shorter exploration minicourses. It is listed at the website.