ULI Hines Student Competition Asia Pacific - Q&A Session
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How does Registration process work?
Interested competitors who are final year or recent graduates of a university or similar institution in the Asia Pacific region will be able to form teams of up to 5 people to enter the 2023 ULI Hines Student Competition – Asia Pacific.
Teams must represent at least 2 property-related disciplines and be sponsored by their relevant University. All registrations must be verified by the appropriate relevant person from their sponsoring University. The verification must be received with the registration, and submitted via the appropriate channels prior to the close of registrations on the 13th February, 2023.
All accepted, eligible teams will be advised by ULI by 20th February, 2023.
For more detailed information about the jury process, review How to Apply.
How does the Competition process work?
On the 27th February, 2023, ULI will announce the site for the 2023 ULI Hines Student Competition – Asia Pacific.
On the 3rd March, ULI Asia Pacific will issue the competition brief to all eligible teams that have been approved for the competition. The competition brief will include all relevant information on the competition site, the requirements of the competition and the process to undertake the competition and to complete their entry.
Teams will have just over three weeks to produce their proposal and to prepare the deliverables required by ULI in the competition brief.
Prior to close of business on the 27th March, teams must submit all deliverables electronically in the manner set out in the competition brief.
How does the Jury process work?
The Competition Jury acts as the governance overview of the 2023 ULI Hines Student Competition – Asia Pacific.
This is chaired by Ong Choon Fah and Peter Hyland and will include 6 – 9 ULI leaders from across the Asia Pacific region.
Following receipt of entries at the closing of the competition on the 27th March, ULI will correlate all entries, for evaluation by the Jury. The Jury will meet to assess entries against the agreed evaluation criteria set out in the brief.
The Jury may shortlist up to 3 teams to present to the Jury on the 20th April. Note the Jury will determine if a formal presentation is required.
Following the presentation, the winning entry will be selected by the Jury for announcement by the 28th April, 2023.
Can I form a team with students from different universities?
No, all team members will need to come from the same university.
Five of us are in a graduate programme in real estate studies and want to form a team. Our undergraduate degrees are in three different real estate−oriented disciplines: planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. Does that qualify as a multidisciplinary team?
No. Previously earned degrees are not considered when determining whether a team meets the multidisciplinary requirements.
Our team comprises one MBA candidate, three MA candidates, and one pursuing a joint-degree MA and MUP. Does that qualify as a multidisciplinary team?
Yes. Students enrolled in joint- and dual-degree programmes must choose which programs they will represent on the team. That decision is entirely up to the students and team members.
What are design disciplines?
For the purpose of this competition, design disciplines include architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Other design-related programmes will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Will ULI Asia Pacific require certification that student team members are enrolled graduate students in relevant programmes?
ULI Asia Pacific requires that the director of a school, college, department, or degree programme from the Sponsoring University, must verify the team members’ eligibility to participate.
I am a part-time student registered in a graduate programme. Can I be part of a team?
Part-time graduate students may participate in the competition provided they have completed one semester by the start of the competition and will be part-time student during the entire competition period from 3 March to 27 March 2023. During team registration, they must submit to ULI a verification of their status from a programme director. They can request this verification via the online registration form.
When the competition site is announced, may we visit the site?
Yes, but you may not contact the site owners or public agencies involved.
Under what circumstances will a team be allowed to continue after a team member resigns or is replaced?
ULI Asia Pacific will respond favourably if the team leader requests a waiver in writing and if the circumstances are exceptional and unavoidable.
Can a team replace a faculty or professional advisor?
Yes, you must share with ULI Asia Pacific the name and contact information for the new advisor.
To what extent can other students, faculty, and professional advisors participate in the team’s efforts?
Only in an advisory capacity. They may not draw or write anything that appears in the team’s presentation at any stage of the competition.
Can a foreign national participate on a team?
Students who are citizens of any nation may participate on a team.
I am a fifth-year student in a five-year degree professional programme. Am I eligible to form or join a team?
Yes. You must complete additional verification of your eligibility in the submission portal.
Can a faculty or professional advisor advise more than one student team?
Yes, as long as the teams are aware of the situation.
Can a graduate student be on more than one team?
Are members of previous winning teams eligible to participate in the current competition?
No, members of winning teams are not eligible to participate as competitors again.
Members of the jury, the competition advisers, all employees and officials of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the employees, associate interns, and immediate family members of any of the aforementioned parties are ineligible to compete.
All participants from finalist teams from the two prior years of the competition are ineligible.
I am graduating in June 2023, but my coursework should be completed by February 2023. May I participate in the 2023 competition?
Only if you are enrolled in the semester during which the competition is conducted (i.e., the spring semester).
Enrolled means that you are registered in a degree-granting graduate programme and are a full-time or part-time student who is eligible according to the requirements for part-time students.
You may participate if your programme is structured as a work/study programme leading to a graduate degree.