"Students from all over the world participated in the event, so we could learn about their cultures, as well. It was a great opportunity to widen our business and personal networks in this wonderful, positive atmosphere." Leonardo Stenico, Galena Kostoska, Alberto Parrella, and Julia Wache of Team feelSpace from the University of Trento, Italy. Read More!
Each university or institution that is sending a student team to compete in the Global Student Challenge is expected to send at least one faculty or staff member to participate in the University Track during the Global Partnership Week. While in Blacksburg, Virginia, designated faculty or staff members have a unique opportunity to participate in university-to-university networking opportunities hosted by Virginia Tech, and to gather for cooperative brainstorming sessions and best practices exchange.
Benefits to participating include:
· Roundtables that explore and facilitate multi-university cooperative arrangements
· Brainstorm sessions to exchange best practices
· Overview of Virginia Tech and introduction to university executives
· Celebratory meals and banquets with global students, faculty, and business professionals
· Downtown Roanoke tour and shopping
· Admission to Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Workshop
· Admission to the Global Student Business Concept Challenge and Awards Banquet
· Opportunity to network and partner with other Universities
Faculty/staff will receive special rates for hotel lodging at The Inn at Virginia Tech and the Hotel Roanoke, and are included in some meal-time events, but will, unfortunately, not be fully subsidized. They should contact the hotel in advance to arrange their own personal lodging. Please contact the VTKW staff if you have any questions.
Learn more about the University Track Agenda and Registration.