Cet événement appartient à: Geneva Summer Schools 2022 (30.05.2022 – 26.08.2022)
SDG Summer School: Open Source Health Solutions

SDG Summer School: Open Source Health Solutions


Course description:
In September 2015, world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. Over the following 15 years, governments are striving to achieve goals such as ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality, and tackling climate change. But to achieve these goals, we also need to enable today’s youth to play an active and meaningful role.
The SDG Summer School was launched in 2016, as part of the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative (GTI) and during the Covid-19 pandemic it has evolved into a hybrid online/in-person event, focused on “Open Source Health Solutions”, in collaboration with a number of academic institutions and international organizations, in particular the Institute of Global Health (Institut de Santé Globale, ISG) at UNIGE and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The main distinguishing features of the SDG Summer School are:
•A one-month hybrid format (local teams, global coaching)
•Challenge-based innovation by multidisciplinary teams of students
•Challenges proposed by partner organizations (ISG, Global Fund, WHO…)
•A methodological focus on open science (open source, open data…)
• An emphasis on rapid prototyping of solutions (hardware, software …)
• An evaluation through weekly pitching sessions and project documentation
A significant feature of the SDG Summer Schools is the curating of projects that are of real importance to International Organizations, and the recruitment of relevant mentors from those organizations to provide regular and qualified feedback to student teams, so that they can progress rapidly towards a functional prototype of their solution during the summer school.
High-school, Undergraduate and Master Students who apply to the SDG Summer School will be organized in teams based on their declared project preference and the complimentary skills and abilities that they bring to the team. Teams involve 2-4 students and will be spread over 5 sites globally, including University of Geneva and Tsinghua University.


Bâtiment: Campus Biotech

Organisé par

Rectorat et administration centrale
Relations internationales
Institut de santé globale

entrée payante, 350.00 francs (inscription requise)


Catégorie: Formation

Mots clés: SDG, open source, Global Health


Date limite d'inscription: 15.04.2022

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