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The Responsible Projects course celebrates 10 years and 32 projects

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A special event was organised on Thursday 12 May to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Responsible Projects course and the 32 projects that were developed over the decade. Following presentations from three 2021-2022 groups, the Foundation for Responsible and Equitable Education (FERE) awarded the best initiative. The evening was sponsored by Professor Céline Carrère, Director for Interdisciplinarity and Governance of Interfaculty Centres at the University of Geneva.

The « Responsible Projects » course was created in 2012 by Honorary Professor Michelle Bergadaà with the support of the FERE Foundation. Since 2020, it has been taught by Dr. Samad Laaroussi (GSEM Lecturer) and assisted by Yelena Saltini (GSEM Ph.D. Student and Teaching Assistant).

The Responsible Projects course focuses on acquiring managerial skills in the context of a humanitarian project. Each year, within the course framework, students develop knowledge and skills through creating a microstructure of a humanitarian project that is of meaning to them. They are supervised by a teaching team consisting of GSEM professors, teaching staff, and former students.

The course received the Grand Prize for Pedagogical Innovation 2019 from Conférence internationale des Dirigeants des institutions d'Enseignement supérieur et de recherche de Gestion d'Expression Française (CIDEGEF), the Fondation nationale pour l'enseignement de la gestion des entreprises (FNEGE) and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF). The same year, it was a finalist in the international Reimagine Education Awards.

> Click here to see the program (in French).

May 13, 2022
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