2019 Global Competition on Design for Future Education (GCD4FE)

date:2019-10-11 11:31author:小编source:Smart Learning Instituteviews:


      In 2012, President Xi Jinping put forward the initiative of "building a community with a shared future for mankind". This initiative aims to pursue China’s interests as well as focus on what other countries concern. It also aims to develop commonly with all countries while in pursuit of China’s development. The sustainable development of education is not only the call of the times, but also an indispensable part of the process of building a community with a shared future for mankind. Training new international talents with innovative ability has become one of the trends of today's intelligent age.
      In response to the call for promoting international cultural communication in the new era, Beijing Normal University will hold the Global Competition on Design for Future Education with the theme “Future Education in the Intelligent Era”. Participants from multiple disciplines will work in teams and complete their designs within 48 hours. During the competition, participants will explore the possibility of interdisciplinary creation and enhance their practical ability. Besides, they can learn and understand more effective communication skills and the key role of education in the establishment of the “global community with a shared future for mankind”. Meanwhile, the competition will promote the development of "future education design" concept and models. 


      GCD4FE is a new event to make students challenge themselves and has capability in innovation and cooperation. The competition is in the form of promotion. According to the proposition of the competition, all the team will continuously modify and optimize their design, plan and make prototypes, under the guidance of supervisors who are in areas of education, design and computer science. GCD4FE is made for communication and learning for students in all respects. All members of teams will explore learning model in future during the competition, dealing with the problems in teaching and learning by design thinking. This will be an unprecedented competition that challenge student themselves breaking their limits in aspects of physics, mentality, and creation.
      The team who will win the competition will get generous gifts, and the participants also will have chance to get employment or internship of enterprises in Fortune Global 500.

Competition Theme

Future Education in the Intelligent Era

Competition Keywords

Education, Design, Innovation

Competition Spirit



Beijing Normal University
Beijing Design Society


Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University
Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University


UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education
Arab League Education, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALESCO)
Joint Virtual Lab for Future Education (China and CEEC countries)
Elernity Educational Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Academy of Educational Sciences
Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Vocational Education Alliance
Zhongguancun MOOC Times Building
University of Novi Sad, Serbia
University of Kairouan, Tunisia
Art Design Union of China Agriculture and Forestry Universities
Creative China Design Confederation
Zhongguancun Industrial Design Association
Beijing Tourism Derivatives Association
EEO Empower Education Online


The Chinese Society of Education
Committee of Beijing Design Week

Competition Schedule

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2019
Online Learning: October 20th - November 9th, 2019
Finals for Sub-Contest Areas: November 22nd - November 24th, 2019
Global Finals: TBD, December 2019

Competition Venue

China: Beijing Normal University (Shahe Campus)
Serbia: University of Novi Sad
Tunisia: University of Kairouan 

  • Stage 1: Application Submission (September 9 to October 15, 2019):
In the stage of application submission, students from all the colleges and universities in China who are interested in the future education can apply for the competition. The deadline for application is October 15, 2019.
  • Stage 2: Online Learning (October 20 to November 9, 2019):
In the stage of online learning, candidates who passed the primary selection will participate in a three-week online learning to master relevant design theories and skills through the study of design methodology.
  • Stage 3: Finals for Sub-Contest Areas ( November 22 to November 24, 2019):
In the stage of finals for sub-contest areas, students in three division zones, China, Serbia and Tunisia, will simultaneously start 48H Design Education Promotion Competition. Students are required to complete the product design according to the competition proposition within 48 hours. Judges will review the design plan based on the innovation, market prospect and social responsibility of the product. The winning teams from each area will compete in the global finals in Beijing.
  • Stage 4: Global Finals (TBD, December, 2019):
The qualified teams from three division zones will meet in Beijing to present their team works in the form of roadshow report, and compete for the champion of 2019 Global Competition on Design for Future Education.


Best Award for Innovation
Best Award for Social Responsibility
Best Award for Application Prospect
The Best of the Best Awards- 2019 GCD4FE

  • Application Requirements
The students who have passion, strong motivation and strong ability to innovate in designing educational products can apply for the competition. Those whose majors are pedagogy, psychology, product design, art or graphic design, software engineering and other related ones will be given priority.
  • Application Deadline
October 15th, 2019
  • Online Application
Please scan the QR code, and submit the application form and upload related materials online.
Chinese Region
International Region

Contact Information

Address: Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University, 12F, Block A, Jingshi Technology Building, No.12 Xueyuan South Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China.
Tel: 86-010-58807203, 86-010-58807264
E-mail: d4febnu@126.com (China),
d4febnu@outlook.com (International)