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23rd ASEF Summer University

The 23rd ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU) is an interdisciplinary Hackathon journey on “Liveable Cities for a Sustainable Future” for Asian and European students and young professionals. Taking place between October and November 2021 (2 programme blocks a 2 weeks each), the programme will connect young hackers, designers,  innovators, urban planners and SDG experts from 51 countries to collaborate & develop  urban solutions in three of the most populated countries in ASEM: Bangladesh, India & Pakistan

ASEFSU23 Hackathon Teams will tackle one of three interdisciplinary urban challenges, linking SDG11 with other socio-economic issues that are part of the UN Agenda2030:

  • Bangladesh (SDG11, SDG12 & SDG13): Creating Clean Cities: Tackling Urban Waste Management
  • India (SDG3 & SDG11): Creating Healthy Cities: Tackling Obesity among Children
  • Pakistan (SDG4, SDG8 and SDG11): Creating Accessible Cities: Enhancing Urban Mobility

The most innovative solution for each country challenge will receive an award.


Participants will

  • Receive certification of participation by all partner universities, as well as up to 10 university credits from University College Cork (UCC).
  • Play their role towards Sustainable Urbanisation by transforming ideas into concrete impactful solutions in Bangladesh, India & Pakistan.
  • Build up their network of innovators & experts for future partnerships & collaborations.


Eligible participants

There is no registration or participation fee.

Deadline: 29 September 2021, 23:59 UTC.


Find out more here.