UNIV Forum in Rome

UNIV Forum is a yearly gathering in Rome of students from different parts of the world in order to exchange ideas, find solutions and expand perspectives on relevant issues in the present society.  Started by the Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria (ICU) in 1958, UNIV Forum “annually offer a profound experience to roughly 3000 young people, where their ideas can come to life and grow, all in the context of Rome’s cultural, spiritual and artistic heritage. Year after year, students have met and listened to the protagonists of diverse areas of culture as well as those who can testify to and explain the challenges facing our society.” [1]

A different theme is selected each year.  For 2018, the theme is Rethinking the Future which offers a challenge to students to be a protagonist of history by confronting the hardest questions to answer:  Where do I come from? Where am I going? What do I want to do?

Students can participate and compete in UNIV Forum in any of the following ways:

  • research paper
  • case competition
  • social project presentation
  • film contest
  • art presentation
Kapuluan delegates present their research during one of the UNIV Forum sessions.

The UNIV Forum is held in Rome during the Holy Week. This offers an excellent opportunity for the participants to also make a spiritual pilgrimage in the Eternal City, attending the Holy Week services with the Pope in the very heart of Catholicism.

Visit UNIV Forum’s website for more details.

Kapuluan UNIV delegates at St.Peter’s Basilica[1] History of UNIV from http://www.univforum.org/en/history