A team of five students(Reanasinta Diva, Claudia Pop, Daniel Coca, Tudor Dolhăscu, and Raul Ianoș) from the BA programme in Security Studies and MA programme Leadership and Communication in International Organisations from the Department of International Studies and Contemporary History participated in the GLOBE Simulation programme.
GLOBE is a mix of a traditional simulation game and crisis management exercise where students virtually navigate through a simulated conflict scenario in the Sahel region, focusing on Mali’s security and humanitarian situation.
The programme, run by the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg(Germany), has involved, for the first time, participants from Babeș-Bolyai University. The UBB team played the role of the Institute of Sahel Security Policy and, in partnership with students from the University of St. Gallen, had to draft a report on the non-state armed groups and the various actors involved in the conflict. The analysis was to support the work of the ECOWAS in the region, played by the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg(Germany).
During the three days of the simulation exercise, the students conducted research activities which allowed them to apply the knowledge acquired in the field of International Relations. At the same time, it was an excellent opportunity to enhance their transversal skills and practice real-life scenarios.