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Graduate Student Competition


The Hinrich Foundation and Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) are calling on graduate students from Asia Pacific to participate in a competition to rewrite the rules for better trade.

Join the #SustainableTradeChallenge and develop innovative policy and industry sustainability solutions to make trade more beneficial for societies and economies.


Gain Recognition Your submission will be reviewed by top trade researchers from multilateral organizations including the Hinrich Foundation, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the APRU network.
Build your network Join a community of students and global experts who share an interest in trade and participate in policy discussions on our online platform.
Build experience on your CV Gain valuable experience applying what you’ve learned to solve real global challenges.
Shape the future of trade Help make the world a better place for generations to come.
Win cash prizes
Prizes (USD) Policy Solutions Industry Solutions
1st $1,000 $1,000
2nd $500 $500
3rd $300 $300


Registration Deadline – October 30, 2018

Submission Deadline – January 22, 2019

Winners Announced – March 15, 2019


Register now

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