A total of 387 students from 19 universities attended the closing ceremony of the International Students e-Exchange Programme on 22nd November 2020. Jointly organised by the Faculty of Business (FOB, Multimedia University (MMU), Universitas Mercu Buana,Indonesia; Birla Global University, India and Universitas Pakuan, Indonesia, the programme aimed to promote collaborative efforts among participants to generate the best social innovations idea in addressing economic, social, and environmental issues faced by the local communities.

With its theme “Making an Impact via Social Innovations”, the participants who came from India, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, United Kingdom, Japan, and Malaysia worked together to garner ideas on social innovation as well as to experience a series of interesting activities including workshops, talk on sustainability and social entrepreneurship by successful social enterprises and academicians, as well as panel discussion on social innovation featuring remarkable panellists from the join-organising universities.

Representatives from the organisers also delivered their closing remarks, and the ceremony was enlivened with cultural and contemporary performances. The closing ceremony also witnessed the announcement of awards namely Six “Most Outstanding Social Innovation Ideas” and “The Most Popular Facebook Post Awards” for both categories: ‘Local Food Culture and Heritage’ and ‘Iconic Cultural and Heritage Attractions: Issues and Challenges’. It is evident that this event has successfully achieved its goals and benefitted the participants in terms of knowledge acquisition and network building. The details of the winners can be viewed here.

Well done!