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Meet the Global Student Prize Winner for 2022!

Igor Klymenko, a student from Ukraine, has been named the winner of the Global Student Prize 2022.
20 Sep 2022
United States of America
Global Student Prize
Igor Klymenko after winning the Global Student Prize
Igor Klymenko after winning the Global Student Prize

We are delighted to announce that 17-year-old Ukrainian student prodigy Igor Klymenko has won our sister prize, the $100,000 Global Student Prize 2022!

Selected from over 7,000 nominations and applications from 150 countries around the world, he will accept his award at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting during UN General Assembly week in New York.

Passionate about raising awareness of and solving the global landmine problem, Igor developed the ‘Quadcopter Mines Detector’. Having received two official patents from Ukraine, his device detects anti-personnel and anti-vehicle landmines and provides coordinates of their location within centimetres.

Alongside his research, Igor has remained steadfast in his desire to learn and help Ukrainians throughout the Russian invasion of Ukraine, conducting online maths and physics lessons for his peers. He recently started volunteering with the Ukrainian Global Scholars, a non-profit that helps Ukrainian students obtain scholarships to attend some of the world’s best universities.

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