Experience a week of exchange on global issues in a Canadian university
For the second year in a row, UNIL will select 3 students to participate in the international World’s Challenge Challenge at Western University (Canada) in June 2019. An information session is organized on 12th December at UNIL.
Global issues such as poverty, food security, public health, inequality and environmental degradation are the product of global relations in which we as global citizens bear some responsibility. The World’s Challenge Challenge encourages young minds from different disciplines to come together to address a global issue, offering solutions to implement in partnership with communities. UNIL will select a group of 3 students to represent our university based on an internal competition.
Conditions to participate
- Team of 3 people (all students or PhD students at UNIL)
- The problem addressed can either be global or local
- The solution proposed must be new, sustainable and eco-friendly
- The enterprise / project that would offer the solution should not exist yet
- The documents to submit could either be in French or in English. Presentations are to be held in English.
Western University encourages student teams to consider the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of their presentation.
December 12th 2018 at 5:30 pm : Information session at Château de Dorigny, Room 106
March 1st 2019 : Submit a written document of max. 10 pages (Arial 12) containing the following elements (in French or in English):
- Problem description
- Solution description
- Preliminary market analysis
- SWOT Analysis
- Finance projections
March 20th 2019 : Present your project in front of a public and a jury that will select the best solution (7 minutes presentation + 5 minutes for questions)
What can you win ?
The winner team will be offered 3 plane tickets by UNIL to go to Canada and present their solution at Western University in the international World’s Challenge Challenge (2-7 June 2019). Accommodation and food will be paid for throughout the trip by Western University.
The winners of the international World’s Challenge Challenge will win :
1st place : 30,000 CAD (approximately 23'500 CHF)
2nd place : 15,000 CAD (approximately 11'750 CHF)
3rd place : 7,500 CAD (approximately 5'875 CHF)
par Marc Pilloud (Service des relations internationales)