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UCL-Japan Youth Challenge

 

Started as the UCL-Japan Young Challenge in 2015, renamed to the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge in 2017.

Summary

The UCL-Japan Youth Challenge is an annual summer school programme for pre-university students from UK sixth forms and Japanese high schools for cultural interaction through various educational activities and events held at UCL and the University of Cambridge, since 2015, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Japan’s Choshu Five and Satsuma 19, all of whom studied at UCL in 1863 and 1865 respectively.

Data

2015

Theme: In the Footsteps of the Pioneers: New Pioneers in Dialogue

Participants: 85 (51 from 9 Japanese high schools, 34 from the UK)

 

2016

Theme: Facing Disasters: International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Responses

Participants: 49 (28 from 9 Japanese high schools, 21 from the UK)

 

2017

Theme: Social and Business Entrepreneurship: How to Improve Our Society

Participants: 66 (41 from 12 Japanese high schools, 25 from the UK)

 

2018

Theme: Our Life in an Ageing Society: How the Young Generation Solves Various Problems Associated with Ageing

Participants: 76 (43 from 12 Japanese high schools, 33 from the UK)

 

2019

Theme: Accessibility for All: Sports, AI and Robotics

Participants: 91 (52 from 16 Japanese high schools, 39 from the UK)

 

2020

Theme: COVID-19 and Beyond

Participants: 46 (35 from 12 Japanese high schools, 11 from the UK)

 

2021

Theme: Art and Design for Sustainable Future

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Created by Japanese calligraphy artist Mr Kamari Maeda in 2018.

 

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