The idea for SIMagination goes back to the inception of the SIM program, when Omid Aschari set out to build a SIM community that allows students to learn and interact in a socially energized and inspir-ing environment. We believe that this initiative has significant potential, particularly in advancing top management education and in addressing the key development needs of leaders in the 21st century.
Our students work in teams of 4-8 members to multiply their individual creative capacities. They are free to choose whether they would like to start a new project or to expand and substantiate already founded projects from a preceding SIM generation. Often, students work with experienced partner organizations and have become treasured contributors thanks to their exceptional effort and innova-tive thinking to solving social issues.
SIMagination projects need to have their focus areas outside of any country of citizenship of all team members. Students are therefore encouraged to enter a new cultural context and find constructive ways to profit from cultural diversity.
SIM students have proven to be able to sustain remarkable effort over the life-cycle of their projects and to reach long lasting positive impacts as a result of their work (click to see our current and past projects).