IO, Bandung – Aisyah Moulyni, a student at the School of Business and Management, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), secured a 2nd place, Best In Class Campus category, at The Hult Prize International event. The Hult Prize is an annual, year-long competition that gathers ideas from university-level students after challenging them to solve pressing social problems, including food security, water access, energy, and education.
Founded by Ahmad Ashkar and funded by Bertil Hult and his family – the founders of EF Education First – US$1 million in start-up capital was donated to help the winning team launch a social enterprise. In the competition process that screens millions of people from all over the world, there is the first stage, namely the on-campus program stage, which is chaired by the campus director.
“One of the campuses that held the Hult Prize on Campus was ITB, so the Hult Prize at ITB was created, chaired by me as campus director. During 2020-2021 there are more than 2000 campus directors such as those from Harvard University, Monash University, University of Indonesia (UI), Gadjah Mada University, and many more, who are trying to occupy or win the Best-in-Class Campus Director,” said Aisyah, as quoted by Itb.ac.id, Wednesday (2/6/2021).
She stated that in early May, the Top 20 Best Campus Director Nominees were announced for each continent. From the Asian continent, only ITB and UI made it into the nomination. The announcement of the winners was held on the Awarding Night and stated that ITB and UI had successfully qualified for the Worldwide TOP 20.
“It doesn’t stop there: in the announcement of the Best-In-Class Nominees from three countries, I was from Indonesia, besides others from Kenya and Jordan. Finally, I got the Best 2 In the Class position after the one from Jordan was ranked first,” she said cheerfully.
According to Aisyah, based on the analysis, the Hult Prize at ITB could have won 2nd place in the world because it has wide media coverage, top-notch programs, and top-tier judges. In addition, there is also a sustainable program that is the main attraction of the Hult Prize at ITB. (est)