The Hult Prize which has been named as “Nobel Prize for students” from media sources worldwide, started in Nepal from TU (Campus Director from Pulchowk Campus) and KU in 2016.
The Hult Prize is awarded in partnership with the United Nations. It is hosted and supported by Hult International Business School, and generously funded by Swedish entrepreneur Bertil Hult and his family. It is also the world’s biggest student-centred event and crowd-sourcing platform. Each year thousands of college and university students from 121+ countries participate, and since its initiation, participants have represented 2,000+ institutions of higher education.
The Hult Prize is going on 11 years now. It will again take place on the Pulchowk campus this year by December and to be starred online.
This event will feature more than 10 participating teams. The On-campus Program aims to find student Prodigies on the “Food For Good” challenge.
Hult prize 2021 Challenge will create jobs, stimulate economies, reimagine supply chains, and improve outcomes for 10,000,000 people by 2030.
Basics to be remembered about “ Food for Good” Challenge
Food defines the human experience. Our associations with food merge to shape our bodies, our minds, our communities, and therefore the world we call home. Food is the ultimate equalizer. Yet increasingly over recent decades, food systems have become machines of extraction that reduce our well-being, weaken communities, and impoverish the world around us. Store aisles are filled with arsenals of cheap, addictive products that attack the soul through the hollowness of manufactured consumption. Even street Vendors peddle what has become a legalized weapon of mass destruction. Parents wage a daily battle to nourish and nurture their children, while supply chains funnel massive profits to corporations and billionaires.
In 2021, the Hult Prize returns to the origins of the human experience – food. We are challenging participants to transform food from a necessity for survival into a vehicle of change and prosperity for humanity.
This is also not a challenge for the exploitation of agricultural workers. This is a challenge about food and the human experience. This challenge is about our own life, our own family, and the possibility of turning a looming crisis into opportunity.
Note: In 2021 the Hult Prize aims to impact the lives of 10M people in the next decade while strengthening communities, increasing incomes, feeding the hungry, and creating jobs.
The Hult prize-winning team will be rewarded with:
- The winning team and participating teams will be certified by the Hult Prize Foundation.
- The winning team will go directly to a Regional Summit.
- The winning team in the Regional Summit will get a chance to win $1 million.
The Hult prize, Pulchowk On Campus program is Co-Organized by NxtGen and the Campus Director For The Hult prize is Mr Jay Kishan Panjiyar.
TIMELINE & KEY EVENTS
SEP – Challenge Announced (2021 Hult Prize Challenge on Food For Good)
OCT – Applications Open (Applications open and 2021 Hult Prize Challenge on Food For Good)
DEC – Application Deadline (Final application deadline 11:59 PM EST)
JAN – Regional Teams Selected (Regional Finalists Announced)
MAR – Regionals Begin (Regional semi-final rounds begins)
Note: Get to learn from sappers who are rethinking food for a better world. Your work will be drawn to build viable companies that will fundamentally change how we all think about food and food systems in the next decade and beyond.