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SWIFT Institute Student Challenge

In 2022,  the SWIFT Institute Student Challenge, with the support of the Global Business School Network, comes to Latin America!  Hosting the competition in Colombia, and Mexico where the challenges have been defined by and have the support of the Colombian (ASOBancaria) and Mexican (ABM) banking associations. These challenges are open to all students attending higher level education institutions not in full time employment.

There is a cash prize of for the winning team and the opportunity of a lifetime to be exposed to the leaders of the financial industry at Sibos 2022. The top three teams from each challenge will be invited to give a 10-minute presentation, in English, as part of a virtual Sibos 2022 during the week of 10-13 October 2022.

The winning entry will be selected by a panel of expert judges and Sibos audience.

Welcome to the SWIFT Institute Student Challenge Colombia! 

How to implement digital banking agents through are E-Commerce Apps?

For full details, download the Colombia Challenge Brochure here. Also available in Spanish here.

Submissions will be accepted up until 15 July 2022.

Welcome to the SWIFT Institute Student Challenge Mexico! 

How can banks foster financial inclusion in Mexico by combining remittances inflows and new technologies?

For full details, download the Mexico Challenge Brochure here. Brochure also available in Spanish here.

Submissions will be accepted up until 15 July 2022.

Previous Winners of the Student Challenge

Lessons from Europe: Deployment of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sphere Webinar

DATE & TIME

Thursday

June 9, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am ET

OVERVIEW

The application of AI has been largely a private sector phenomenon. The public sector has advanced regulatory questions, especially in Europe, but struggled to find its own role in how to use AI to improve society and well-being of its citizens. The Wilson Center invites you to take a critical look at the use of AI in public service, examining the societal implications across sectors: environmental sustainability, finance, and health. Where are the biases in the design, data, and application of AI and what is needed to ensure its ethical use? How can governments utilize AI to create more equitable societies? How can AI be used by governments to engage citizens and better meet societal needs? The webinar aims to engage in a dialogue between research and policy, inviting perspectives from Finland and the United States.

This webinar has been organized in coordination with the Finnish-American Research & Innovation Accelerator.

Third Annual Virtual Regional Business Plan Competition: HACK 22


The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) of The American University in Cairo School of Business is calling all national and international undergraduate students! We’d like to invite you to participate in the Third Annual Virtual Regional Business plan competition “HACK 22” 

Through Hack22 we are looking for students who are passionate about finding and creating innovative technological solutions that inspire a more sustainable, accessible and resilient future for their communities. 

It is no secret that the world has been facing issues due to humanity’s unsustainable tendencies. Accordingly Hack 22 main target is UN SDG 13; “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” i.e.; sustainability, solutions for the climate change crisis, and recycling/upcycling. We aim at encouraging participating teams to develop a sense of awareness and understanding of the crisis and all of the interconnected aspects that surround them in their daily lives. Teams will create solutions that would advocate for a resilient and more sustainable future for the world.

Subsequently, climate change affects every sector and industry. Hack 22 encourages participating teams to develop ideas targeting specific corporate areas and sustainability problems in order to ensure an effective learning environment. Our aim is to produce solutions that would increase regularly sustainable behavior in order to help minimize the impact of climate change. The solutions could fall under a variety of categories, which include but are not limited to:

  1. Plastic waste, reduction and recycling ie banners, sim cards …..etc.
  2. Climate changes and actions 
  3. Hospital air pollution 
  4. Overexploitation of natural resources
  5. Energy efficiency
  6. Green sustainable fintech
  7. Others 

Gather your team, sign up, and get ready for a mind-blowing experience! Monetary prizes and other exciting valuable prizes

  • Deadline for submission: June 9, 2022
  • Hack dates: June 24-29, 2022

The deadline for applications Thursday, June 9th @ 12:00 AM (Cairo local time) GMT+2

Microlearning Instructional Design Level 1 Certification Workshop

MID Live Workshop

Wednesday June 1, 2022

12PM – 3 PM

Join the MID Live Workshop to be certified in Microlearning Instructional Design Level 1 for free!

While the program is self-guided and can be completed in an average of 2-3 hours, Gnowbe’s goal is to help you set aside a three-hour block of time to sit down and complete it in one sitting, with Gnowbe facilitators available to help you along the way with any questions you may have.

Don’t put it off another day – sign up now to join a community of content creators from around the world and complete the certification together!

REQUIREMENTS

Make a free Gnowbe account before jumping on, then you will receive a link to Gnowbe’s FREE MID Level 1 Scholarship at the beginning of the workshop on June 1st. Be sure to get there on time!

Localized- Virtual Career Fair

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 28-29

Time: 5:00am EDT-6:0am EDT

Location: Online

Launch your career with the Localized Virtual Career Fair, 2022 #LocalizedVCF

Localized is bringing employers, industry experts, and career coaches together, under one virtual roof, to launch your career the right way. This is your opportunity to interact with Employers seeking to recruit exceptional and diverse talents in meaningful roles across different industries and geographies.

Here’s what to Expect:

  • Meet with relevant recruiters looking for talent like you to learn about open positions
  • Attend Expert Sessions to help you explore different career paths and gain tailored advice
  • Attend Career Development Workshops to improve your CV/Resume and Cover Letter writing skills
  • Apply for open positions

Agenda:

  • June 28 Day 1 [10:00 GMT – 17:00 GMT] – Tech & Business Remote Jobs
  • June 29 Day 2 [10:00 GMT – 17:00 GMT] – Tech & Business On-site Jobs (regional)

Full schedule and links to more sessions will be posted here shortly.

In this opening session, we will walk you through the platform to help you navigate the Virtual Career Fair and provide further instructions on how you can interact with Employers and Experts.

Click “Register” to secure your slot. When the webinar launches, that same button will say “Join with Zoom.” Click to join the event.

IIM invites applications for Scholar in Residence Program, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and Faculty Positions

Scholar in Residence Program Contact

dean-faculty@iimidr.ac.in

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Contact

facultyapplication@iimidr.ac.in

Scholar in Residence Program

IIM takes pride in active collaboration with prestigious management institutes around the world. IIM invites applications under the “Scholar in Residence” program, where a faculty member can spend about two weeks at IIM Indore for collaborative research with a host faculty member, engage in various academic & research activities such as research seminar, interaction with Ph.D. students and related area faculties. The Institute will cover the economy class flight tickets and local hospitality within the campus. Interested faculty colleagues are requested to send an email to dean-faculty@iimidr.ac.in

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

IIM is looking for young, motivated individuals for doing research in different specializations of management. A PDF will work with a mentor who is expected to provide ample opportunities to develop the fellow as an independent researcher. The fellow will be expected to conduct high quality academic research with the mentor and engage in teaching activities at the institute. Interested candidates are requested to send an email to facultyapplication@iimidr.ac.in

Faculty Positions

IIM Indore invites application for faculty position at all levels in all areas. The applications are accepted all year round and processed periodically. Interested candidate are requested to check the website for more details.

Algo Crypto Trading Challenge 2022

Algo Challenge Association (ACA) in Hong Kong is organizing Algo Crypto Trading Challenge 2022 (Global) this July. ACA would like to invite students from any business school in the world to join this competition. This online crypto contest will last from July 2022 to Jan 2023. There will be 3 stages: ideate, test, and compete. Participants will brainstorm an algo strategy, code the trading logic, test them on our back-testing platform, and then run a 2-month live paper trading to compete for best return, best Sharpe, and best strategy design awards. From the contest, they can learn more about professional industry knowledge and practical skills to qualify as a next-generation algorithmic trader.

About the Challenge

Ideate your trading algorithms, test on a robust back-testing platform, and compete to make a name for yourself! Gain professional industry knowledge and practical skills to prepare yourself as the next-gen algo-trading professional.

This Challenge is open to public. Create teams of 1~4 members with diverse skills (maths, statistics, finance, coding, presentation) and register by 17 Jul 2022.

Schedule

DateEvent
17 Jul 2022Deadline of Registration
21 Aug 2022Deadline of 1st Round: Idea and Strategy Proposal Submission
31 Aug 2022Announcement of 1st Round Winners
23 Oct 2022Deadline 2nd Round: Back-testing Completed and Code Submission
31 Oct 2022Announcement of 2nd Round Winners
31 Dec 20222-month Live Paper Trading Completed
8 Jan 2023Final Day and Award Ceremony

Awards

There are 3 award categories: (A) Best Return, (B) Best Sharpe, and (C) Best Strategy Design.

The winning teams from each category will be entitled to:

  • Cash Prize
  • Certificate
  • Free Subscription of Back-testing Engine
  • Algo NFT
  • Internship/Full-time Employment Opportunities
  • Join Algo Challenge Association (ACA)

2022 Africa Business Concept Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony

DATE: Wednesday, May 4

TIME: 9:00am EDT / 1:00pm GMT / 2:00pm WAT / 4:00pm EAT

LOCATION: Zoom

GBSN are pleased to present a virtual business concept competition for African undergraduate and graduate students, sponsored by AACSB International and Thunderbird Africa Center for Excellence and supported by Peaqs, Association of African Business Schools, Stanford Seed and em lyon business school. The competition challenged student teams to design a viable business concept that addresses a locally-relevant challenge or problem related to Agenda 2063, and inclusive and sustainable development.

Over 78 student teams from 46 institutions in 17 countries across Africa have signed up to participate. Join us as we celebrate the power of entrepreneurship in sustainable development and celebrate the work of all the student teams as well as announce the winning project.

The Virtual Awards Ceremony will recognize the Top Six teams and their incredible pitches made in the week prior to our outstanding international panel of judges, with the winning team being awarded a $5,000 scholarship! The awards ceremony event will be open to the public in celebration of this momentous achievement.

Presenters

  • Dan LeClair, Ph.D

    CEO
    Global Business School Network
    USA
  • Tim Mescon

    Executive Vice President and Chief Officer of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Headquarters
    AACSB International
    Netherlands
  • Professor Rickie A. Moore

    Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, MSc in Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    emlyon business school
    France
  • Philip Thigo

    Director for Africa
    Thunderbird School for Global Management, Arizona State University
    USA

Pearson College London International Exchange Program Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Pearson College London International Exchange Program’s Scholarship. 

PCL is providing a limited number of partial Scholarships, each covering 70% of tuition fees, that can be applied toward enrollment in 2022.

The registration period is September 8th to September 19th, 2022.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM SUMMARY

Designed to give the students the opportunity to gain the expertise needed to rapidly advance in their career, a certificate with Pearson College London enables them to expand their knowledge and skills, build a professional network, and have a pathway to be more competitive in the job market through a 3-week program.

  • Benefit: 70% of the full tuition  
  • Program Areas: Advanced Topics in Business Management, Contemporary Topics in Business Strategy, Applied Data Science for Business
  • Host institution: Pearson College London 
  • Exchange period: 3 weeks 
  • Intake: Summer 2022 and Winter 2023 
  • Registration Period: September 8th to September 19th, 2022

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?

Any student who, by the time of the chosen intake, has met all three requirements below is eligible:

  • Being 18 years old. 
  • Having successfully completed the 4th semester of undergraduate degree for the regular tracks; or finished their graduation for the advanced tracks. 
  • Having at least an intermediate level of proficiency in English.

STEPS OF THE PROCESS

  1. Complete the online application here. In the online application, you will be asked to briefly describe the reason you are applying for this scholarship and describe how the program will help you attain your personal and/or professional goals.
  2. Delivery of final documentation by the selected candidates in this selection process.
  3. Scholarship recipients will be notified individually after 10 days.

Woxsen University Student Exchange Fall Semester 2022 Nomination is Officially Open

Woxsen University is pleased to announce that Woxsen University Student Exchange Fall Semester 2022 Nomination is officially OPEN!

The nomination deadline for the Fall 2022 (August to December) Semester is May 31st, 2022. Please send your nominations by completing the online google form below:

General Information

The Incoming Students Factsheet (please refer to it for any details, however, this is an old version of the factsheet) shall guide you with all the relevant details pertaining to the mobility. The Student Exchange Program is available for both Undergraduate and Masters level students in the schools of Business, Arts & Design, Technology & Architecture.

You may view the programs available on their website.

As part of immediate next steps, the International Office Coordinator at your university can share nominations by filling in the google form attached above. Kindly send all the filled in incoming application forms after the google form submissions. Subsequently later on, Students must be ready to submit the following docs to support the applications as per the given timelines:

1.         Official Academic Record or Transcript of classes at the home institution

2.         Proof of English language competency if English if NOT the native language (TOEFL/IELTS Documentation or a Certificate issued by your university (duly stamped and signed) stating the English language proficiency)

3.         Photocopy of the biographical information page of the passport.

Key Dates

Nomination Deadline: May 31st, 2022

Application Deadline: June 10th, 2022

Submission of documents: 30 days before the start date of the exchange 90 days before for in-person delivery.

Please Note: Food and Accommodation will be provided for FREE on campus.

The Fall Semester will be held in-person for all international students. 

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