The One Young World Summit 2015 in Thailand


Deadline: July 1, 2015

Location: Bangkok, Thailand.
Date: November, 18, 2015.
Type: Fully Funded/Self Funded.

The annual One Young World Summit brings together the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations. Delegates to the Summit meet and make lasting connections with peers from almost every industry, sector and country. No youth led movement outside the Olympic Games represents as many nationalities as the One Young World Summit.

During the Summit delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. They will hear and be heard by world leaders acting as the One Young World Counsellors. Past Counsellors include Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Mary Robinson, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington.

If you are a leader aged 18 – 30 with a passion for global issues and a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organisation then you could be part of this year’s One Young World delegation.


One Young World is committed to ensuring that the opportunity to attend the Summit is available to as many as possible regardless of their ability to pay. As well as our core scholarship, All Bar None, we are working with our partners to create further scholarship opportunities suitable for candidates with a range of backgrounds, skill sets and nationalities. Find out if you are eligible to attend the One Young World Summit 2015 in Bangkok on a scholarship.



One Young World has partnered with more than 500 of the world’s leading organisations including Fortune 500 companies, foundations and top universities. Partners play a huge role in each Summit by sponsoring talented young people to attend.

If you have been nominated to attend the upcoming Summit as a member of a partner’s delegation please register below. Make sure you have your delegation code to hand as you will need this to register.



If you are a leader aged 18 – 30 with a passion for global issues and a track record of making a significant impact, we welcome you to apply to attend the Summit as an independent delegate.

If your application is accepted the next step towards attending is to secure funding to pay your delegate fee.

The fee to attend is £2,750. You can pay this fee yourself or find an organisation or individual to sponsor you. Once you apply you will receive advice on how you can raise the delegate fee independently.





crossroads-589x328I’ve been thinking for about a week about the rightness of my action taking Biomedical Engineering major for my bachelor degree. Since joining International Student Energy Summit 2015 in Bali, my thought and my dreams resurfaced and beating a new life. When I was in high school I dreamed in taking Environmental Engineering or Biotechnology for Agriculture. Because it has a big impact in society. However, I can not pursue that dream so I took Biomedical Engineering instead.

Because of ISES 2015, I’m considering taking major in environmental or renewable energy for my master degree. The impulse is very huge and clouded my judgement for days. The only thing in my head is I want to take major in renewable energy in my master. I want to take it. I have to take it. I even contact my friend from Nederland, asking about his opinion and my chance in getting the major that I want. I even done my research which university that has good reputation in that major and the requirements needed.

Before I decide anything. I step back and remember why I’m taking Biomedical Engineering. I put my shoes in another perspective and doing my SWOT analysis in my potential, my ambitions, my dreams, and my values. Thanks to AIESEC that remind me my values and everything in Management Board Academy that held after ISES 2015.

I knew that I want to be beneficial for my community, taking major in sustainable energy technology will make me apply my major easily. Because the impact is real. Compared to Biomedical Engineering, the impact is only for certain of people, not everybody need benefit that this major bring.

I also knew that in taking sustainable energy technology I have to be excellent in mathematics and physics that I am not mastered. In Biomedical Engineering, especially in the focus that I take (Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering) I have the superiority in mastering Biology and Chemistry. In taking sustainable energy technology major also put me in the hard way because I have to struggle with my new surrounding, adapting to the new competitiveness that I’m unfamiliar with. However, If I’m continuing my journey in my major, I could be excellence student and have a big chance to create something meaningful to my community, although not something related with my major.

The thing is, I want to make a change in society. After ISES 2015, the change that I saw is about environment. However, as a student in Biomedical Engineering I could make a change in another social problem, like education. That’s why I need something to motivate me to continue on my journey.

After doing some research which university has a major in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, I found Imperial College London. I decided to pursue my major in this university, although I still have my hope for Oxford or Cambridge.

International Student Energy Summit 2015

This is some of the photos that I took during my first international conference about energy, ISES 2015 in Bali 10-13 June. It was fabulous event and very inspiring. Because of this event, I am considering my option for my master degree. Taking major in Renewable Energy seems pretty exciting.

Delegates networking (Actually, these 3 person known each other, but this is the atmosphere when you do the networking)

Cultural night, very busy.

My team for Innovation Jam! We were such a serious group. We had an idea to make a self powered medical device. My team was great! Consist of student in Biomedical Engineering (Me!), Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Medical, and Finance. IMG_1361 IMG_1363

Justin, the most popular guy in the summitIMG_1365


From around the world Asia, Europe, Australia, USAIMG_1370

I and my roommateIMG_1372

This is fake! The guy who won the case is wearing suit and grey tieIMG_1382Fabulous!



Biomedical Engineering; Hardest Major Ever

This writing actually from, a student asking his/her decision on majoring BME. Below is the best answer that I cited from the web, which most of them are true. Biomedical Engineering is complex subject. We learn everything or lack off (as said in the answer below). Enjoy your reading.BMENOT


Do NOT major in biomedical engineering in college, unless you want to go into biomedical consulting, medical school, or anything that does not actually require you to do real engineering. Nobody told me this when I chose my undergrad major (well my mom told me, but I didn’t believe her). I am telling you now.

I wanted to build medical devices, so I chose a biomedical engineering major. This is a serious career mistake that I am still trying to make up for, nearly 6 years after I made that fateful decision.

Your friends are right. Very few companies (even medical device or pharma) will hire a ‘biomedical engineering’ graduate over an electrical or chemical or mechanical engineer. A BME major cannot design a product, build electronics, or model a process half as well as an ME/EE/ChE major.

As a BME major, I did not even know or learn Maxwell’s equations. For a person who claims to be passionate about medical devices, this is an incredible embarrassment.

Christopher is right. In graduate school, you will find that the meager (if any) real technical skills that you were superficially trained in as a biomedical engineering undergrad will serve you no meaningful purpose, except to expose you as a fraud to your peers who were trained in traditional engineering disciplines and actually know how to build stuff and make things work. You may be able to make up for lost time in the course of your graduate work but you will be stressed and miserable.

Biomedical engineering graduates know a little about everything and nothing about anything. This is essentially career suicide, unless you want to be a consultant, in which case you will be very effective due to your broad perspective.

A BME major teaches you perspective – a strong understanding and instinct for the biomedical industry, what clinicians and patients need, what makes good medical design. This is extremely helpful for a medical student or a consultant in this field. But none of this is useful for a junior engineer or graduate student who simply needs real, concrete skills to execute an idea. No combination of glorious disruptive whims in a BME major’s head can beat a single idea that you can actually realize with your own hands and not just talk about.

It is absolutely true that biomedical engineering requires an extremely broad range of engineering abilities, so there appears to be a rationale for a broad engineering curriculum that a BME major is known for. However, this is the worst possible start for a young budding engineer.

An engineering student should be developing a core proficiency to as advanced a level as possible. Branching out after that as your work requires becomes relatively easy. It is very important to attain an advanced level in something. Anything. Once you miss that short undergraduate window during which you are allowed to learn and grow at your own pace and screw up gently with little consequence, you will find yourself rudely thrown into the deep end of the pool, and if you only know how to dog paddle then you are in big trouble.

If you enjoy biology, take 1-2 more courses in the biology department. If you enjoy chemistry, take 1-2 more chemistry courses. If you enjoy physics/math, take courses. If you enjoy medicine, borrow Robbins and Cotran from the library and try reading the first chapter. BUT DO YOUR CORE TRAINING IN AN ENGINEERING SPECIALTY.

EE/ME/ChE is indeed ‘broad’ as you say, in a sense that you will learn a range of skills at a relatively basic level for a bunch of different applications, although you will typically end up focusing on a sub-area, especially in a senior year design project. But imagine if you tried to learn stuff about all these different types of engineering in a single major (BME). That is actually really hard. BME is a hard major. It is also mostly useless.

Imagine if you knew how to say hello in 20 different foreign languages, but couldn’t say “help” or “I’m hungry” in even one. Maybe you could get a job in a circus (which is a perfectly fine job, mind you) but you certainly couldn’t even begin to live in a foreign country, let alone become a writer or an interpreter in that language. Would you choose to be a writer, or a clown? Choose wisely.

Additional context: I attended a highly ranked BME program as an undergrad. I was lucky and privileged to have enjoyed an amazing research opportunity and mentorship under a brilliant professor, which got me into a strong graduate program. But you can access great undergrad research with a biomedical slant in any engineering department. I deeply regret my undergraduate coursework and training (or lack of), and would do it completely differently if I could turn back time.