Sunday, June 15, 2008

Goldman Sachs Global Leaders

The Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Institute of International Education (IIE) announced that a group of 29 second-year students from the leading Indian colleges have been named as 2008 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders.Since 2001, the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program (GSGLP), developed by The Goldman Sachs Foundation and IIE, has been a pioneer in identifying and developing some of the world’s most promising future leaders.Participating colleges and universities in India include: the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur), Lady Shri Ram College (New Delhi), Loyola College (Chennai), Mt. Carmel College (Bangalore), St. Stephen’s College (New Delhi), The National Law School of India University (Bangalore), Nizam College (Hyderabad), Presidency College (Kolkata), St. Xavier’s College (Mumbai), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani), and Fergusson College (Pune).Over the past eight years, 900 students from over 20 countries have been honoured as Goldman Sachs Global Leaders.They have built an extensive network with each other and, with modest seed funding from the program’s Social Entrepreneurship Fund, have joined forces to launch innovative social ventures, including a school in rural India, a technology education program in China, an art therapy program for AIDS-affected children in Namibia, and a micro-enterprise initiative for women entrepreneurs in Macedonia.
Each Global Leader receives a 3,000 dollars grant for educational expenses, as well as continued support for their academic and professional advancement through an international alumni network.75 of this year’s 150 Global Leaders, including 15 from Indian universities, will be selected to participate in the annual Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute in July in New York City.

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