March 23, 2012
MSc student Émilie Nollet, Organizational Studies option, and research assistant with the Office of Sustainable Development, has been selected to attend the 42nd edition of the prestigious St. Gallen Symposium, in Switzerland. The event will be attended by 600 internationally recognized figures from the business, academic, social and political arenas of over 60 countries. The symposium, organized by the highly reputed Universität St. Gallen, will be held on May 3 and 4, 2012.
Émilie earned this honour thanks to her essay entitled “Going back to go forward: Learning from traditional knowledge to diminish risks,” which presents permaculture and its potential for tomorrow’s economy. She is one of 100 graduate and postgraduate students from around the world who were chosen as part of the Universität St. Gallen student competition.
Participants had to submit an essay related to the symposium theme, i.e. Facing Risk. The authors of the 100 best essays received have been invited to the symposium, where as tomorrow’s leaders they will have the opportunity to share their vision and thoughts with today’s leaders. In addition, the three most outstanding contributions will be awarded prizes of 20,000, 15,000 and 10,000 euros.