Global Challenge

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What is Global Challenge?

shipping container worldWACE has partnered with edtech start-up Practera to launch a Global Challenge student-industry project program. This program activates a global network of Universities and teams of diverse students to assist organisations to advance initiatives aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Through Pactera’s platform, global student teams undertake online projects to help business, government and community organisations identify practical ‘Shared Value’ initiatives to create social, environmental & economic value.

The Global Challenge program builds on the success of the WACE Global Student Collaborative Projects’ (WGSCP) pilot in 2020 which connected students from 9 WACE Institutional members from 8 countries in a transnational project experience.

Each Global Challenge program will run for 5 weeks and include:

  • cultural intelligence workshop and program orientation and induction
  • a 3-week virtual project where multidisciplinary teams of students work collaboratively to solve a challenge for a real organisation
  • a reflection and presentation component.

The program is to open to all WACE members and also non-members, dependent on capacity.

  • Global Challenge 2021-2022 opportunities

    New program dates and information session for Global Challenge #2 in November 2021 and Global Challenge #3 in January 2022.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Common questions about the Global Challenge
  • Fees for 2021 and 2022 programmes

    The fees apply for Global Challenge #2 and #3 Member statusNon-OEC per studentOECD per student WACE Institutional member $100 USD$175 USD Non-WACE Member $200 USD$250 USD  Global Challenge 2021-2022 opportunitiesNew program dates and information session for Global Challenge #2 in November 2021 and Global Challenge #3 in January 2022.Frequently Asked QuestionsCommon questions about the Global ChallengeFees for […]
  • Global Challenge pilot a success

    In late 2020 a 2-week virtual project of international teams of students worked collaboratively to solve a challenge for a real organisation.

Global Challenge #1

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What the institutions say about the pilot