What is UNIV?

UNIV is an unforgettable experience: an international encounter of young university students who seek to deepen their faith and their life and fill their work with meaning.


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The UNIV Hack is a UNIV cultural activity that consists of working in a Hackathon. The Hackathon is an online marathon in which teams – made up of people from 5 continents – work in a very short space of time to find powerful ideas, innovative and creative solutions to the challenges proposed by each year’s UNIV theme.

Theme of UNIV 2022:
"Rebuilding together: the strength of human relationss”

The participants, organised in international teams, will learn to use methodologies such as Design Thinking to work on their chosen challenge.

The final work can be both a solution to the challenge they have worked on or a proposal to the world with the ideas they have matured.

All this, encouraging entrepreneurship, innovation and the acquisition of skills and abilities to be agents of transformation in their own environment, in a climate of joy, respect and collaboration.

As the current circumstances in some countries do not allow for travel to Rome, we offer the possibility to participate in the UNIV Hack from the country where you are, connecting online with participants from all over the world. On the virtual platform of the UNIV Hack, there are no geographical barriers: if it is not possible to go to Rome, Rome comes to you.

How can I participate?

Choice of language and work challenge (from 21 January to 28 February 2022)

💬 Choose working language: English or Spanish
💪🏻 Choose the challenge, under the overall theme of UNIV 2022 «Rebuilding Together. The strength of human relations»:

  • Social Networking: building bridges, not walls
  • Trusting others: so different and yet so alike
  • Caring together for the future of humanity and the planet

🌍 The UNIV Hack Team forms international teams – between 6 and 8 people – according to the challenge and working language chosen by the participants.

Learn, be inspired, share

🗒 We will soon have material on this website for research and in-depth study on the proposed theme for the UNIV Hack and on each of the challenges. This allows us to explore, reflect and discover creative ways or proposals to approach the challenges to be solved.

💻 Inspirational days: 3 Webinars with international speakers to broaden knowledge and perspectives on the main theme and each specific challenge of UNIV Hack 2022. 

Webinar saturday 15 January

8.30am Dallas | 15.30 Rome | 22.30 Philippines

“Presence in Place and Time: Cultural Revival through Face-to-Face Community”

Profesora y Directora del Departamento de Historia en la Universidad de Dallas. Durante el verano de 2008 fue profesora adjunta de la James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation en la Universidad de Georgetown. Fue becaria Garwood en el James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions de la Universidad de Princetown.

Webinar saturday 12 February

8.30am Dallas | 15.30 Rome | 22.30 Philippines

"Good Burdens: How to live
joyfully in the
Digital Age"

Christina Crook is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication. She’s worked for some of Canada’s most recognized media organizations, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Rogers Digital Media.. She has wrote two books with the Titles The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World and Good Burdgens. How to live joyfully in the Digital Age. She also has a bog and a podcast series where she visits the topics of our Joy and the effect of technology in our lives.

Webinar saturday 5 March

8.30am Dallas | 15.30 Rome | 22.30 Philippines

"Like the Phoenix from the ashes, Beirut will rise again. A testimony of rebuilding together"

Civil Engineer. Executive Director of the Virtuous Leadership Institute in Beirut. Consultant, life coach and trainer in Virtuous Leadership. Specialist in temperament (https://hvli.org/en/test-de-temperament/). Coordinator of the LEAD program to empower girls aged 15 to 20 in active citizenship and volunteering actions. Career coach and trainer in a Career Orientation program for young women. Doing a Master in Theology of the Body.

Setting up the international task forces

🗓 12 March 2022, 3pm-4pm (+1GMT): Action Day: first online plenary session of all participants. All participants will be connected online and you will receive information, learn Design Thinking tools, and spend some time working with your team. The session will be closed with a sharing session. 👋🏻 You will find the access link in the Participant’s Guide you received when you registered.

👐🏻 Online teamwork: with the support of a Team Leader, each team will work flexibly on the chosen challenge to find solutions, make innovative and creative approaches, share learnings, formulate improvement proposals, etc. The results of the work will be presented in video format (max. 5 minutes).

Face-to-face plenary session

📣 On Holy Wednesday 13 April 2022, the Sharing Day will take place: the face-to-face Plenary Session that concludes UNIV Hack 2022.

🤗 This is the time to meet your team members and participants from all 5 continents in person.

🥇Several works from each challenge and language will be chosen for presentation at the Sharing Day. Both the content and the presentation (videos, posters…) will be taken into account.

Key dates

21 January to 28 February 2022

Inspirational days:
15 January 2022
12 February 2022
5 March 2022

Action Day: 12 March 2022
3pm-4pm (+1GMT)

Sharing Day: 13 April 2022


Now you can apply for your place in Univ Hack 2022!


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