Tuck Team Wins Global Universities Challenge

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Students took top honors in the Global Universities Challenge at the World Government Summit.

Students posing with a Tuck banner at the World Government Summit in Dubai
The Tuck students and the other teams had two days to come up with a 10-year strategy for the sustainable development of the fictional war-torn country of Urmania. (Photo courtesy of the Tuck School of Business)

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A team of five Tuck School of Business students has just won the Shaping Future Governments: Global Universities Challenge at the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai, overcoming teams from the Harvard Kennedy School, Wharton, London Business School, and 15 other elite MBA and public policy institutions.

The WGS is billed as the “largest global platform dedicated to exploring the future of government driven by technological advances and evolving citizen expectation,” and brings together more than 4,000 leaders and thinkers from 125 countries to advance sustainable development goals around the world. Keynote speakers included managing director of the IMF Christine Lagarde, American economist Paul Krugman, American economist Jeff Sachs, former president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame.

This is the second year Tuck students have attended the summit, and the first time the school has been invited to participate in the elite Global Universities Challenge, a competition within the WGS that tasks participating student teams with crafting quick and creative solutions to global problems.

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