Global Challenge

Global Challenge Powered by Practera

Hear institutions experience of the Global Challenge

Key dates

  • GC #2 Nov 2021
  • GC #3 Jan 2022

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 real projects.

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. In 2021 Global Challenge was launched and to date over 140 students located in 21 countries  from 17 institutions have participated with more Global Challenge  programmes planned for 2021 and 2022.

Each Global Challenge program will run for 4 weeks and include:

  • cultural intelligence workshop and program orientation and induction session
  • a 3-week virtual project where multidisciplinarystudent teams work collaboratively to solve a challenge for a real client
  • a reflection and presentation session .

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

Global Challenge:17 Universities in 11 countries, students located in 21 countries (cohorts 1 & 2)