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
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.
In addition to the
registration form, applicants were asked to submit
the following two documents, before 15 April 2007:
one-page curriculum vitae
including basic information,
educational background and work experience (if applicable)
essay of no more that 1'000 words on one of the topics listed
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?
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.