For 2023, undergraduate and postgraduate students from WTUN member institutions were invited to form a multidisciplinary team of up to four members and submit their team idea and/or project to the WTUN Student Competition.
The theme was INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY and students were given the following challenge:
“The CHALLENGE: Can you form an interdisciplinary team to come together to address one (or more) of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals?
We welcome all undergraduate and postgraduate students of our member universities to enter WTUN’s annual student competition.
All you have to do is produce and present an idea (via a video) to address one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
We are seeking new and innovative solutions to address the goals, and we invite project proposals from student teams (undergraduate, postgraduate or a combination and preferably multi-disciplinary).”
The assessment panel was thoroughly impressed by the student proposals and videos and the final results were very close.
We are delighted to announce our 2023 winner is Team ‘Umbrella Team’ from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
Students: Gabriel Sebastião do Nascimento Neto, João Pedro Araújo Ramalho, Kiev Luiz Freitas Guedes and João Igor Ramos de Lima.
In addition to cash prizes awarded to the top three teams, first place also includes an invitation to deliver their winning idea online as part of the World Technology Universities Network’s Annual Congress programme in October.
In second place was Team ‘Team GoodDay’ from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.
Students: Miss Thamida Parhootit, Mr. Chayanan Srirat, Mr. Pattarapol Sangsunee and Miss Chanikarn Swami.
In third place was Team ‘Yet in the Hoenhain‘ from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
Students: Yasmim Kamila da Costa Ribeiro, Israel Soares de Castro Filho, Victor Bruno Filgueira Gurgel dos Santos and Gabriel Mendonça De Queiroz
Congratulations to all 19 teams who took part this year.
We wish you all the best and hope to see you taking part in future WTUN competitions and activities.