The International University Challenge

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The International University Challenge is held at six forums:

  • MPI World Education Congress
  • IT&CM Asia  (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • MPI European Meetings and Events Conference 
  • Meetings Africa  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Poland Meetings Week (Warsaw, Poland)
  • IT&CM China (Shanghai, China)

The winner of each challenge competition is invited to participate in the final of IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum International University Challenge at IMEX in Frankfurt. Transportation and accommodation costs are covered by the MPI Foundation. The final challenge is in the same format and has the same briefing as the previous rounds.

The Award/MPI Foundation Student Scholarship Award

  1. The finalists attend the IMEX Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony where the winner of the International University Challenge and recipient of the MPI Foundation Student Scholarship Award is announced.
  2. The overall winner is invited to attend the MPI World Education Congress in or MPI European Meetings and Events Conference. Flights, accommodation and registration fee are paid for by the MPI Foundation.
  3. The overall winner and university represented receive considerable worldwide publicity and exposure through the PR departments of IMEX, MPI and MCI as well as associated international media.

Winner of the 2015-2016 Challenge

Congratulations to Karolina Widawska from the University of Silesia in Poland. She won the Challenge with her project “Through the Looking Glass – The Future of Education Congress”

All contestants at the final at IMEX Frankfurt 2016:

  • Lauren Cuneo, San Diego State University (USA)
  • Htoo Myat Aung, Siam University (Thailand)
  • Karolina Widawska, University of Silesia (Poland)
  • Dananai Chiguvare, Namibia University of Science and Technology (Namibia)
  • Monika Dembinska, Poznan University of Economics and Business (Poland)

Past Winners

Year

Name

University 

FLF

2009

Miguel Neves

University of Westminster

MPI EMEC 2009

2010

Renea Anderson

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

MPI WEC 2009

2011

Michal Maziarczyk

Vistula University

Meetings Week Poland 2011

2012

Shannan Scott

Ryerson University

MPI WEC 2011

2013

Sunny Wong

Shanghai SUIBE

IT&CM China 2013

2014

Irina Nikolayenko

Vistula University

Meetings Week Poland 2014

2015

Anzelle Vorstmann

North West University

Meetings Africa 2015

2016

Karolina Widawska

University of Silesia

MPI EMEC 2016