Map the System is a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social and environmental change.

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Map the System helps you to deeply explore an issue that matters to you, find the levers for positive change and share your findings with the world.

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Want to bring Map the System to your campus? Learn how to run your own competition and register your institution as a global Map the System partner.

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“Seeking to understand systems requires more than just technical know-how and mapping skills; it also requires heart and a connection to our own and others’ humanity.”


Joe Hsueh, 2020 Judge and Founder, Omplexity




Map the System 2020 in numbers


3,500+ teams registered globally:

comprising interdisciplinary teams of students and recent graduates passionate about social and environmental issues

54 higher education institutions:

each running internal Map the System competitions

16 countries represented:

Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, UK, and USA


Previous Competitions

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Supported by

Global Partners:


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Canadian Partners:

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