TAMPA – A team of University of Tampa MBA students has advanced as one of 12 worldwide teams to the semifinals of the Geneva Challenge 2015.
The Geneva Challenge, formally known as The Advancing Development Goals International Contest for Graduate Students, is an initiative to get students to apply results from their university learning to find solutions to the socio-economic development challenges their generation is inheriting. This year’s challenge is the topic of return migration.
The UT student team, which calls itself Project Punaragaman and consists of Arnab Pandey, Christina Dove, Nandkumar Buxani, Rohit Shastri and Chenoy Ceil, aims to “propose multidimensional policies, amendments and perspectives to mitigate the negative aspects of migration such as brain drain, care drain and reduced labor force in India and promote the positive aspects of entrepreneurship and increase in remittances to alleviate poverty and to foster an all round human development and domestic savings.”
The final three teams will be selected in late July and will travel to Geneva, Switzerland in October to present their ideas at the Graduate Institute Geneva to United Nations Development Program representatives.
The winning team will be awarded more than $10,000.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on approximately 105 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves about 8,000 students from 50 states and approximately 137 countries. Approximately 65 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.