April 12, 2021
SEOUL – Today, WeGO participated in the closing Symposium event of the Civic Challenge project hosted by Minerva Schools at KGI, after collaborating with their students on research projects for the past couple of months.
One of Minerva Schools’ regular programs, the Civic Challenge project aims to bring together students and local professionals to engage in conversations and address pressing local and global challenges. WeGO was one of the 21 Civic Partners that the university collaborated with in Seoul during the 2021 spring semester, among others such as the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), SM Institute, and the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB).
WeGO accommodated two teams of students of various nationalities and backgrounds throughout February and March to conduct in-depth research on urban needs and challenges in Northeast Asia and LATAM, smart city trends and innovative projects by global corporations, and recent projects in the smart health sector globally. With the project coming to an end, the students presented the outcomes of their work during the online Symposium for all 195 students and partners in the program.
Minerva Schools at KGI is well-known for its unique curriculum and academic style with students completing their 4-year undergraduate program education in different cities around the world. Pleased to provide opportunities for students motivated by sustainability and smart city development, WeGO is expected to continue its partnership with Minerva Schools for this type of project-focused internships.