XTU Wins First Prize in Enactus World Cup China (Shanghai) Regional Competition
The Enactus World Cup China (Shanghai) Regional Competition kicked off on April 21, 2017. Sixty-three university teams from Shanghai, Zhejiang, Anhui, Hunan, and Hubei, such as Nanjing University, Hunan University, and Wuhan University, competed for the access to the national finals.
XTU Business School won the regional first prize, and successfully entered the national finals. It also won the “Best Entrepreneurship Spirit” award, and the team supervisors Ou Dingyu and Sun Minghui the “Best Supervisor” titles.
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial actions. Founded in 1975, it includes students from more than 1,700 universities of 37 countries, academic experts, and commercial leaders of Fortune Global 500 companies. Headquartered in the USA, it is one of the three largest international college student organizations. The Enactus World Cup China Regional Competition has been held for 16 years, with 270 participating universities. The 2017 regional competitions will be held in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Dalian, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, and Shanghai. All the 215 university teams will compete for the only access to the global finals, which will be held in London this September.
XTU students’ project is aiming at treating the environmental pollution caused by direct pig manure discharge in rural areas. The organic substances produced during the pig manure fermentation will be used to raise maggots. The maggots will be used to feed poultry or fish. Besides, after fermentation, the organic matters can be effectively reduced in the pig manure, which becomes a high-quality and environmentally friendly organic fertilizer for crops. Focusing on the re-development and utilization of pig manure, the project will not only increase the farmers’ income, but also reduce environmental pollution caused by pig breeding. Both ecological benefits and sustainable development will be achieved.