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Leadership Program on Global Challenges is a unique opportunity for those interested in engaging with global challenges and creating sustainable solutions
BY BrainGain Magazine Staff Writer |   30-10-2019

Leadership Programme on Global Challenges at Cambridge

GCRF COMPASS Cambridge has exclusively collaborated with BrainGain Academy for a ten-day “Leadership Program On Global Challenges. The program will take place at the University of Cambridge from February 9 to 19, 2020 and will focus on global challenges and sustainability. Admission to the program is highly competitive and only a few applicants will be accepted.

Deadline to apply for the program is January 15, 2020.

The fee for the program is GBP £5500 / USD $7100

About the program:

This program is organised by Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project on Comprehensive Capacity building in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia project supported by UK Research Councils, otherwise knowns as the GCRF COMPASS project.


The program will be taught by faculty at the University of Cambridge, Prof Gil Lonzarich, Senior Professor, Department of Physics, Cavendish Labs; Dr Patricia Alireza, Experimental Physicist and Dr Richard Sidebottom, Scholar at University of Cambridge’s Centre for Development Studies, to name a few.

Cambridge Experience:

Open to young professionals, university students, and entrepreneurs, this program will focus on global challenges such as economic crisis, climate change, and health and well-being. World-class scientists will help participants familiarise themselves with physical, sociological and economic processes behind upcoming technologies. These issues, which need to be tackled with comprehensively, will require political systems and scientific knowledge.

The program will also give its participants an opportunity to network with future leaders in academia, politics, and the industry. Ultimately, the program is an excellent opportunity to enable future researchers, entrepreneurs, and the leaders to take brilliant decisions for their businesses, countries and the world. As Dr. Siddharth Saxena, Chairperson of Central Asia Forum, University of Cambridge said, “The program will provide the changemakers of the world, a platform to address challenges like the climate crisis using scientific solutions.”

Student Life:

The participants of the Leadership Program on Global Challenges will visit iconic landmarks of the university like Cavendish Labs where significant advances like the discovery of the DNA structure, electrons and neurons were made. They will also get to experience student life at University of Cambridge by going for trips to museums, picnics at Botanic Garden and go for meals and drinks at pubs in the campus.

According to Harjiv Singh, Founder and CEO of BrainGain Academy, “With its reputation for academic excellence and traditional scholarly values, the University of Cambridge has cultivated 109 Nobel Laureates, 11 Fields Medallists, 7 Turing Award winners, and 14 British Prime Ministers as students, alumni, faculty and research staff. Combined with our expertise in attracting young talents, we think that the program will achieve an impressive outcome.”

How to apply:

Participants applying for the Leadership Programme on Global Challenges at Cambridge must submit their application online and must be above 18 years old.

You will need: 

  1. A completed online application, including personal details
  2. Current or most recent transcript
  3. CV or resume (optional)

For enquiries, email:

Alternately, you can call or WhatsApp +91 9999613734 /

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