ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I strongly believe in Benjamin Franklin’s saying that “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. Nowadays, the process of learning itself is becoming increasingly social and creative offering those who benefit from it the perspective to identify issues beyond their personal horizon and the means to act accordingly. The Millennium Fellowship follows this trend very closely. For me, becoming a Fellow means I will get to continue on my college campus the kind of work I used to do in my native country. I am confident that this process will help me better define my emerging identities of Penn student and freshly settled Philadelphian, heavy labels that imply many societal responsibilities.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Sustainable Solutions is a Spring 2019 competition that will invite University of Pennsylvania students and Philadelphia high school students to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of Philadelphia. In the 4 months during the fellowship, Alexandru will be working closely with our competition partners to broadcast the competition to over 13,000 students, host training/information sessions to educate competitors on how to localize the SDGs, and provide the necessary resources for each competitor. Their target goal is to have at least 500 students participate in our 4 information sessions, in total. Sustainable Development aims to advance SDG 11 and UNAI principle 9.
About the Millennium Fellow
Alexandru Zanca is a sophomore from Romania at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, pursuing a concentration in Statistics and a certificate in Public Policy Research. He is interested in inequality issues and market inefficiencies, hoping that a thorough investigation of such topics could reveal solutions to many of the problems that humanity faces today. In his free time, Alex enjoys engaging with the local community through educational projects and shooting short creative films with his friends.
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