ITU Home Page International Telecommunication Union Franšais | Espa˝ol 
Print Version 
ITU Home Page
Home : Office of the Secretary-General : CSD : Young Minds Programme
How to apply for the 2007 ITU Young Minds competition


We wish to inform all students and recent graduates interested in participating in the 2007 ITU Young Minds in Telecoms competition that the deadline for submission of applications has elapsed and the winning candidate selected.  For information on the results of the competition, please see the Young Minds homepage.

The ITU Young Minds Programme has been cancelled for 2008.


Information about the 2007 Competition

The 2007 ITU Young Minds in Telecoms competition was open to current students and recent graduates in economics, political science, law, literature, computer science, information systems or a related field.

Application procedure:

In addition to the online registration form, applicants were asked to submit the following two documents, before 15 April 2007:


A one-page curriculum vitae including basic information, educational background and work experience (if applicable)


An essay of no more that 1'000 words on one of the topics listed below.

What do you understand by the concept of technological convergence and what are its key trends?

In your view, what are
(a) the main benefits arising from technological convergence as they relate to the information and communication technologies (ICTs) sector? (e.g. new devices, new applications, new services etc.), and
(b) the biggest challenges brought about by technological convergence? (e.g. regulatory challenges, cybersecurity threats, socio-ethical implications etc.)?

How can we ensure that the drawbacks of convergence do not outweigh its benefits?

Once selected:

The selected applicant(s) will have the opportunity to have their work posted on the ITU Strategy and Policy Unit website and/or cited in an ITU publication. In addition, the Young Minds competition winners are offered the opportunity of a short-term research contract in the Strategy and Policy Unit for three months during the summer or autumn of 2007 and a contribution to the cost of an economy class flight from their current place of residence, plus CHF 10'000 towards living expenses while in Geneva.


Application Process

Top Essays

ITU Young Minds 2006

ITU Young Minds 2005









International Telecommunication Union
Young Minds Programme
Corporate Strategy Division
Place des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva

Tel.: +41 22 730 5203
Fax: +41 22 730 6453
strategy (at)

<< Back to main Young Minds page
<< Back to SPU home page


Top -  Feedback -  Contact Us -  Copyright ę ITU 2011 All Rights Reserved
Contact for this page : Strategy and Policy Unit
Updated : 2011-04-04