Record figures for #DigitalChallenge “Future Education”, the first digital call from the Commissioner’s Office for Italy’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai aimed at the international student community and dedicated to the future of education.
This extraordinary response from participants was also validated at the opening session on Saturday 24th October which, with a digital event, gathered all 633 admitted students. The students, grouped into 70 teams to reflect the utmost diversity in terms of country, school and university of origin, will be involved for four weeks, until 24th November, in a unique design acceleration path in the digital arena: the aim is to imagine, propose and experiment with innovative solutions capable of rethinking the future of education with bold and far-sighted solutions.
“Aside from the extraordinary figures, we must underline the exceptional regional and geographic representation which makes this first Digital Challenge on the future of education the first real international digital engagement system for young people, put in place by a participating country, in view of Expo 2020 Dubai. As we have shown, Italy will play a leading role in the educational programmes during the build-up to the forthcoming Universal Exhibition,” declared the Commissioner General, Paolo Glisenti.
All the figures of the #DigitalChallenge “Future Education”
- 633 participants
- 47 different nationalities
- 411 female students
- 222 male students
- 18 years: the average age of the participants
- 59 schools represented (for a total of 365 candidates)
- 61 universities represented (for a total of 257 candidates)
- 75 Italian cities involved
- 82 foreign cities involved
- 10% of the total: the participation of students from cities and universities of the United Arab Emirates
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