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SNEAK PEEK | What is GSS SDG Hackathon?

Tsinghua GSS 2022, themed A Healthy Planet for Sustainable Development, will explore innovative ways to solve critical challenges related to public health, society, economy, and environment, with sustainable development as a core reference point.



Included in this year’s class schedule is an SDG Hackathon, which is a practice course aimed at cultivating student’s leadership, creativity, mobility, international competence and teamwork skills.


The SDG Hackathon has the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals in mind, designated as different themed sub-tracks, also known as hacks, to attract student innovators to participate. There are no restrictions on grades, majors or schools.

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Students can freely choose challenge topics based on their interests, form interdisciplinary innovation teams on site, and work hard to develop innovative solutions for challenges related to their respective topics. At the end, the solutions would be presented to the panel of judges. The outstanding teams will be then chosen to present their projects during the GSS closing ceremony.


Participants of GSS SDG Hackathon will have opportunities to interact with the most innovative professors and students, learning to think out of the box; and to be inspired by diverse cultural and technical backgrounds. Participants will also receive 1 credit and an honorary certificate issued by Tsinghua University and UNITARUnited Nations Institute for Training and Research.


Please check the website below for more information of the 11 hacks of this year’s GSS SDG Hackathon:

To get a sense of previous year’s student presentations, below is a link to the winning teams of GSS SDG Hackathon 2021: