Course (certified) on Tech Diplomacy

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01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021


The activity involves the collaboration between UPM undergraduate students and “Empieza por Educar (ExE)” foundation, through its project Change Your World (Cambia tu Mundo – CTM). ExE is an independent, non-profit foundation committed to promoting educational equity in Madrid and Catalonia, so that all students, focusing on the most vulnerable, can have the same opportunities thanks to education.

“Cambia tu Mundo – Change your world” (CTM) is a program that offers an opportunity to both teachers and students between 9 and 20 years old (Primary, Secondary, Baccalaureate and Basic Vocational Training) to respond to the needs in their environment, in order to promote the social and environmental commitment.

By training teachers in educational methodologies, Sustainable Development Goals, and technological tools, they replicate the learning methods in class to create projects that will be presented in a final event all together with the rest of the participants. Through the next link provided you can see a summary of the last edition, which was virtual (

The new edition pursues a hybrid format, where while the trainings are online, both the accompaniment of teachers and the final event, are in person.

By participating in this activity, UPM students will interact with the organizers of Change Your World as well as with the participating classes (teachers and students) to whom they are assigned, with the aim of providing technological support in the Learning and Service projects. This way, the UPM mentors will guide the professor through the design of the solution and creation of the prototype, backed by their knowledge in programming and robotics as well as relying on the training received.

Additionally, UPM students may also collaborate as volunteers or listeners in the final event. At the end of the school year, they will receive a diploma that will certify their participation throughout the development of the project.

Finally, volunteers will make a report about the needs detected and posible improvements to the STEM training of teachers and students, as well as a blog of the solutions designed and a summary of the Mentorized Service-Learning projects. Finally, an evaluation of the entire process will be carried out, both by the student mentors and the teachers involved, the school teams and the CTM organizers.

SDG info

Relevant SDGs

SDG10 - Reduced Inequality
SDG17 - Partnerships to achieve the Goal
SDG4 - Quality Education

Time format


Application deadline







Designing a Sustainable and Decarbonized University (DISCOVERY)




Activity provider / partner

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

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