Global Challenge

What is Global Challenge?

WACE 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. To Date 500+ students from 34 Universities have participated in the 4 Global Challenges.

Each Global Challenge program will run for 4 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.

For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

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