EF & the Nobel Museum: An Educational Partnership

February 2017

At EF, forming strategic partnerships with organizations like the Olympics and the Clinton Global Initiative through Hult Prize is just one way we offer students and educators more creative and engaging learning opportunities. That’s why we’re excited to announce EF’s partnership with the Nobel Museum.

Winning the Nobel Prize is one of the world’s most prestigious professional accomplishments, and the Nobel Museum helps chronicle the meaningful stories of Nobel Laureates with a focus on inspiring visitors to dream big as they pursue their passions. United by our common belief that, in order to change the world, you need to experience it, we set out to create a program that shows students the amazing things that happen when we take risks, set bold goals, and dare to think differently.

We launched the partnership by sending high school teachers a book we co-authored with the Nobel Museum’s Curator,Nobel Journeys: The Inspiring Stories of 10 Nobel Laureates and the Life-Changing Events that Set Them on Their Pathways to Success.

The goal of the book is to get teachers and students excited to learn in new ways, highlighting how obstacles can teach more than successes and inspiration can be found in unexpected places – and that anyone can become a Nobel Laureate.

To support this mission, the partnership also includes our annual EF Global Leadership Summits, where student attendees are asked to come up with groundbreaking solutions to the most pressing global challenges.

When I arrived here and saw what we were going to do, I didn’t actually think it was possible. But we got together as a group and combined our strengths; in the end, we were all surprised by what we were able to accomplish as a team. – Soffia S., Innovation Village winner

The top two winning teams are rewarded with an exhibit at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. Last year’s winners attended our Summit in Iceland focused on the future of energy. One winning team proposed a design for a new electrical outlet that automates energy conservation, while the other proposed a water filtration system for developing countries powered by renewable energy sources. The winning teams’ work is currently on display in the museum.

We’re excited about the future of this partnership and opportunities to make the collaboration even more meaningful. To learn more or help put these ideas into action, download the free e-book and complementary teacher’s guide here.