Iris-Stefania Petcu, President of the Undergraduate Student Government of Constructor University in Bremen, represented the university as Youth Delegate at the 17th International Human Rights Summit. The summit was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City from July 6th to 8th, 2023. Originally from Romania, she also represented her home country at the event.
“I was looking to discuss and get vital feedback from experts, to refine my trajectory in my domain of action - human rights – and to be able to implement certain policies at the university,” Iris explained her purpose for taking part in the summit. At the Summit, she also gave a speech on human rights in education. “The human rights sector is the source to all my current activities, interests, and work regarding research, business, and diplomacy”, Iris said.
This year’s Summit, marking the 75th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Right, (UDHR), was themed IMAGINE: EQUALITY. DIGNITY. UNITY – Youth Making it a Reality. More than 400 officials, ambassadors and representatives of UN permanent missions, representatives of NGOs, educators, human rights advocates and members of civil society attended. Constructor University applauds Iris’s work as a living example of the power young generations have in making a positive impact on the world.
About Constructor University:
Founded in 2001, Constructor University is a top-ranked, English-language, private university, with a campus in Bremen, Germany. With its interdisciplinary approach, advanced digital learning tools and accredited programs, it equips students with fundamental knowledge, critical thinking and practical skills to build their professional career and address the world’s most pressing challenges.
The University emphasizes a synergetic and entrepreneurial spirit, offering program mentoring from top-tier professors and industry experts. Partner collaborations include the Constructor Institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Carnegie Mellon, the National University of Singapore, the University of Geneva, and industry references such as Anisoprint, JetBrains and ChemDiv.
Internationality and diversity lie at the heart of Constructor University, with more than 110 nations at its vibrant and close-knit campus community in Bremen. There, students enjoy active campus life, with access to clubs, professional networks and academic counselling, essential to their personal and academic growth.
Research-centric faculty projects at the University are funded by the German Research Foundation, the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation, and globally leading companies.
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