During the 24-hour Future University Hackathon university students worked on innovative solutions to develop university community spaces and to enhance information exchange within the university.
Organized by the National University of Public Service and Design Terminal on November 13-14, the event encouraged common thinking and problem-solving among the students who will fulfill public service roles in various fields in the future. The event showed that they could successfully work together during their university years.
During the hackathon, university students developed their innovative idea for 24 hours with the help of mentors. 15 teams attended the event, who could work with 13 mentors from NKE experts and Design Terminal business mentors. For the hackathon, teams have come up with innovations that start building a “future university” within the community. The innovation could have been an organizational solution, technology development or other innovative project proposal for better utilization of campus space and information exchange within the university.
The students’ ideas included the creation of new university community spaces, the development of a university information platform and mobile application. Based on the pitches at the end of the competition, the jury selected a four-person team, Parkland, as the winner of the competition, who dreamed a new community space on campus that would be run by students, bringing university students closer together and strengthening student collaboration.