Students tasked with saving failed state at World Government Summit

Global Universities Challenge invites 100 graduate students to come up with ideas to improve governments

Among the 4,000 decision-makers that packed the corridors of the World Government Summit in Dubai this week, 100 graduate students huddled to come up with ideas to improve governments.

They were taking part in Shaping Future Governments: Global Universities Challenge, which draws graduate students from renowned universities from across the world.

The students were tasked to come up with ways to improve a failed state. The teams were given two days to analyze the situation and come up with a solution, which they then have five minutes to present to judges.

This year's winners were the Tuck School of Business from Dartmouth College, US.