Academic Partnering

One of the primary objectives for holding the United Solar Challenge in the MENA region is to encourage and assist local institutions of higher learning to get involved in building and driving solar powered cars in the future.

The organisers are coordinating with a select number of local universities and colleges to form collaborations with international teams which will see the twinned institutes working together prior to, during and after the challenge.

Prior to the event the local host will assist with logistics and challenge preparation. During the challenge, the team will comprise members from both institutes, giving local students first-hand experience of the challenges and excitement of participating.

While in the MENA region the international team members will conduct lectures and hands-on sessions covering a comprehensive set of topics dealing with solar car design, fabrication, testing, and driving. 

It is expected that the professional interaction and friendships forged through this collaboration will extend beyond the challenge as the MENA teams embark on building their own solar cars, and competing in the USA, Australia, and Japan.

Teams and local universities wishing to learn more about the academic partnering opportunities please contact