The 10th annual One Young World (OYW) summit took place in London from Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 October 2019.


Building a better world

During the OYW summit, about 1,500 talented young people aged 18 to 30 from over 190 countries discuss solutions to pressing, worldwide issues. That’s also why the slogan of this summit is ‘Building a Better World’. The international delegates are supported and inspired by OYW Counsellors, a line-up of today’s leading world leaders and idealists. The line-up of 2019 included: Doutzen Kroes, Dr. Jane Goodall and Ellie Goulding.

The summit is the place for talented young people who want to change the world to meet and inspire and support each other. The delegates attend four transformative days filled with talks, panel discussions, networking and workshops. All representatives have the opportunity to give a keynote speech and share a platform with world leaders in the presence of media from all over the world.

In addition to listening to keynote speakers, representatives have the opportunity to challenge world leaders. They are also able to make contacts with influencers who are attending the summit. After the summit, they return to their home fronts as OYW Ambassadors and continue to work on their own or existing initiatives, with the support of the OYW network.

Delegates from THUAS

In October 2019, THUAS was represented at One Young World in London by 8 current students and 3 returning ambassadors. Our delegates:

    • Akash Aartsen, studying Information & Communication Technology
    • Simge Bagci, studying Skin Therapy
    • Hadiatou Barry, studying European Studies
    • Alizee Bollen, studying Industrial Design Engineering
    • Kätie Fallaux, studying Skin Therapy
    • Angelie Gopal, studying International Business
    • Yasmien Muradin, studying Communication)
    • Philippa Purrio, studying Safety and Security Management Studies


    Edwin de Wit, Ajatshatru Bhattacharya and Vincent Rump represented us as returning ambassadors.



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