UCL-Japan Youth Challenge
Started as the UCL-Japan Young Challenge in 2015, renamed to the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge in 2017.
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.
Theme: In the Footsteps of the Pioneers: New Pioneers in Dialogue
Participants: 85 (51 from 9 Japanese high schools, 34 from the UK)
Theme: Facing Disasters: International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Responses
Participants: 49 (28 from 9 Japanese high schools, 21 from the UK)
Theme: Social and Business Entrepreneurship: How to Improve Our Society
Participants: 66 (41 from 12 Japanese high schools, 25 from the UK)
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)
Theme: Accessibility for All: Sports, AI and Robotics
Participants: 91 (52 from 16 Japanese high schools, 39 from the UK)
Theme: COVID-19 and Beyond
Participants: 46 (35 from 12 Japanese high schools, 11 from the UK)
Theme: Art and Design for Sustainable Future