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What is Global Link
As we prepare ourselves to enter an unpredictable future, the social environment that surrounds us is undergoing a significant transformation.
As the pace of globalization accelerates and AI dramatically changes the way we work, the middle and high school students of today who will inherit our world will need to gain the skills required in the coming new age.
It is not enough to simply absorb knowledge. We must utilize that knowledge and collaborate with various people, engage in solving challenges with no clear sanswers, and disseminate the results to the world.
Global Link is not only a place where the participants pursue learning and make presentations on topics centered on the SDGs, which has been a subject covered increasingly in classrooms. It is also a place for nurturing the know-how and skills to achieve these goals, a place of interaction between companies and researchers, and a platform that provides a contact point with society.
As bearers of the future for creating a better society, Global Link will continue to create a place of growth for middle and high school students.
Global Link Singapore is an event that was created with the understanding of the speed at which globalization is progressing, as a place where the knowledge that we gain can be shared. The event started in 2014, and is set in Singapore, the heart of the ASEAN region.
Its purpose is to invite middle and high school students in the Asia Pacific region who have taken great interest in these matters as an ideas contest where students and researchers of similar generations engage in lively opinion exchanges in their respective fields of research.
As a place of disseminating ideas to the world using English as a tool, two divisions have been established: the Global Science Link, which focuses on scientific issues, and the Global Issue Link, which focuses on social challenges.
In 2018, about 260 students from nine countries and regions (Singapore, Vietnam, Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, and Japan) participated in this event, and helped it grow on a global scale where oral and poster presentations are held.
Following Global Link Singapore, a preview event titled Global Link Queensland was held in 2018 in Tangalooma, located on Moreton Island in Queensland, Australia. About 50 middle and high school students from Australia, China, and Japan participated in this event. Located 40 kilometers along the coast from Brisbane, the state capital, this island contains untouched natural landscapes, and is inhabited by various forms of marine life. Here, participants will consider and discuss the SDGs, which are centered on environmental issues, listen to lectures on environmental issues, and have meaningful interactions while making presentations.