BOSTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Hult International Business School today announced the regional winning teams of its 3rd Annual Hult Global Case Challenge. Carnegie Mellon University, Hult International Business School, ESADE, Aarhus University, Dartmouth College, UC Davis, NYU Abu Dhabi, Asian Institute of Management, Presidio Graduate School, University of Belgrade and HKUST will move on to the competition's global final at the New York Public Library in April. The regional competitions took place on February 25th in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. Student teams that were not selected at one of the physical events can still submit their solutions online through the Facebook platform.
The Hult Global Case Challenge brings together the top college and university students from all over the globe to generate solutions to the world's most pressing problems. This year, the Hult Challenge focuses on alleviating global poverty and student teams are tasked with devising solutions to provide affordable education, affordable energy and affordable housing to millions of people. The regional winners will now advance to the final on April 26th in New York City, where the winning teams are named and the benefactors - One Laptop per Child, SolarAid and Habitat for Humanity - will use the US $1 million prize to pilot the winning ideas.
"We congratulate all winners on their groundbreaking ideas and look forward to a game-changing competition in April," said Dr. Stephen Hodges, President of Hult.
The Hult Global Case Challenge has become one of the world's top platforms for social change. Students globally recognize it as the largest case competition and non-profit organizations consider it to be a major crowdsourcing platform for social good.
Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) at which Hult International Business School is based, said: "It is imperative that our future generations take an active lead in addressing global challenges and their unique implications. DIAC is pleased to support Hult in its initiative to inspire social entrepreneurship and encourage the youth to influence social change. The Hult Global Case Challenge is an extraordinary platform that opens up new, stimulating avenues of innovation and leadership for young minds for the eventual and long-term benefit of our communities."
Some of the most influential business leaders such as former New York Governor Mario Cuomo; Michael Treschow, Chairman of Unilever; and Mohammad Yunus, Nobel Prize Winner and founder of Grameen Bank will select this year's winning business plan. President Bill Clinton will serve as this year's keynote speaker and personally present the awards to the winning teams.
About Hult International Business School:
Hult is the world's most international business school with campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. The School offers a range of business-focused programs including MBA, Executive MBA, Master and Undergraduate degrees. Hult's one-year MBA program is ranked in the top 30 in the world by The Economist and among the top 100 by the Financial Times. http://www.hult.edu.