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SU REAL LIFE/COMP

SU REAL LIFE/COMP

SU REAL LIFE/COMP

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WE DARE YOU TO REDEFINE SUSTAINABILTY

The American University in Cairo

December 2020- April,2021

 

 SU REAL LIFE COMPETITION 

The Student Union's Real Life Competition (SURL) is a well-established academic initiative under the American University in Cairo (AUC). It is no ordinary competition. This competition gives you the chance to contribute in solving real life challenges that intertwine between different societies all around the globe. Being a student led multidisciplinary competition, SURL has the mission of combining skills and encouraging collaboration between students with several academic disciplines. Apart from having a global impact, the competition has a prominent role in making its participants more aware of the strategies to have or solutions to generate throughout their professional life. 

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First Edition

2018

In 2018, the Student Union Real Life Team launched the Tourism Competition which was the first interdisciplinary team competition to target a specific issue facing Egypt today. The Competition was in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism. Further, the competition was open to students in the American University in Cairo (AUC) only. Nonetheless, the competition’s success grabbed the attention of various media outlets, having been covered my  leading channels in Egyptian Media such as OSN and OnTV. The winning team received a monetary prize and were presented with award shields.

Second Edition

2019

In 2019, the Student Union Real Life Team launched Egypt’s First Nationwide Competition, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The competition involved 8 participating universities from all over Egypt; and had over 70 participating students. The competition’s magnitude was unprecedented, whereby it received exposure and recognition from various government officials, corporates and media channels. Significantly, Egyptian Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Tarek Shawky, had witnessed some of the proposed solutions presented by the participating teams, and awards were provided to the winning teams.

Third Edition

2020

In 2020, the Student Union Real Life Team launched the First Global Competition, in collaboration with UNDP and Ministry of Environment. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic the competition was not completed. However, this didn’t stop us it motivated us to do it this year either virtually or on ground depending on the global situation.

GALLERY

 

THIS YEAR

 THIS YEAR'S THEME 

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we believe it is of utmost importance to focus on the development of our cities and communities in a smart and sustainable manner.

This year, SU Real LIfe's proposed theme is building Smart/Sustainable Cities and Communities with an emphasis on digital transformation. What this year’s theme will do is sum up the core dimensions of sustainability, being economic, social, and environmental dimensions within the proposed solutions.

What the competition will specifically focus on is making cities sustainable through smart applications. Meaning through creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies. It involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in participatory and inclusive ways.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

This is an opportunity to practice your case cracking skills, whilst applying your knowledge to solve a real-life challenge

BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN

Get the chance to engage with individuals from different cultures in this unique global educational experience , whilst proactively developing a foundational element in our society

TOP TRAVEL DESTINATION

Tour one of the World' Top Tourist Destinations; from learning more about Egypt's rich history to its beaches and incomparable culture, this experiential education competition has it all

WIN BIG IN FUNDING; up to $3000!

Compete for a Cause, and win a grand monetary prize to kickstart your journey towards redefining sustainability!

1st Place: $3000

2nd Place: $1000 

EXPERT TRAININGS

Develop your skills and knowledge from professionals and experts, building a foundational base upon which your professional skills and knowledge can further be improved

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“A smart city is a city where humans, trees, birds and other animals can grow with all their glories, imperfections, freedom, and creativity. They are not just cities of technology but cities of love, life, beauty, dignity, freedom and equality.”  

– Amit Ray

 

TIMELINE

CASE LAUNCH AND OPENING CEREMONY IN AUC

Sunday December 22, 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Monday December 28, 2020

FINAL PITCHES AND CLOSING CEREMONY

Sunday January 17, 2021

SIGN UP DEADLINE

Thursday December 6, 2020

JUDGING

Monday January 11, 2021-Thursday 14, 2021

 

 MEET THE TEAM 

 

 OUR PARTNERs

 
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 COME JOIN US!

December 2020-January 2021

American University in Cairo, AUC Avenue, Cairo, Egypt

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 CONTACT US

Tel:+20 106 495 8088

Tel. +20 112 047 7771

Tel. +20 127 388 6674

Tel. +20 128 100 1002

Email:  sureallife@aucegypt.edu

 Visit US

Sunday - Thursday 8:30 - 20:00

Friday 13:00 - 18:00

Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 

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