National Chengchi University

National Chengchi University (NCCU) is based in Taipei, Taiwan and has upheld its motto of “Harmony, Independence, Balance and Pre-eminence” since 1927.

Students accepted to compete in this competition will pair up with students from National Chengchi University to form teams of four.


In 2015 all UN Member States adopted 17 goals for sustainable development. These goals are part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentGoal 14 is to “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”.

Identify and research a problem related to the oceans, seas, and marine environments (Goal 14). Apply economic theory to develop and propose a sustainable solution to the problem. Examples of problems you could research include:

  • Threats to marine life (e.g. whales, dolphins)
  • Threats to marine environments (e.g. coral reefs)
  • The impact of commercial fishing,
  • Pollution in waterways and oceans, etc.

Your proposed initiative does not have to propose a large-scale, far-reaching project. However, you must demonstrate the economic value and impact of your proposal. You could do this for example by drawing upon relevant facts, statistics, and literature to analyse economic costs and benefits of your proposed initiative. 

Present your work in a video of no more than five (5) minutes. A strict time limit applies, with judges ignoring everything beyond the fifth minute. You can use any visual and/or audio aids.

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For inspiration, view student videos from past Borderless competitions.


Applications close 28 March 2022.

Please note this application form above is for UQ Students only. National Chengchi University students are subject to their own application process. Please email your lead coordinator at for more information.

Key dates

Applications open on 21 March and close 28 March 2022.

The competition starts 4 April and ends 6 May 2022.

The winners for this competition will be announced on 24 May 2022.


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

$250 AUD

$150 AUD

$100 AUD

Prizes are per UQ Student as outlined in The University of Queensland’s Borderless Terms and Conditions (PDF, 126.9 KB).

Please note, these conditions only cover students currently enrolled in The University of Queensland. National Chengchi University students are subject to their own competition rules and conditions. Please email your lead coordinator at  for more information. 

Image credit: Photo of National Chengchi University By Wjck00383 via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.