Global Health Case Challenge – University of Copenhagen

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Global Health Case Challenge

The University of Copenhagen's School of Global Health and EIT Health invite students to spend 24 hours over a period of two days in Copenhagen to develop solutions to a specific Case Challenge - next time is in November 2018.

Student teams awaiting the disclosure of this year's Global Health Case Challenge. Photo: School of Global Health, UCPH

Student teams awaiting the disclosure of the case question. Photo: School of Global Health, UCPH

Find more information on the event pages from each year, our Facebook page or by signing up for our newsletter. The 2017 challenge was provided by the UNFPA, in 2016 the two cases were provided by WHO Europe and Red Cross and Red Crescent respectively.

2017: Case Challenge on Migrating Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health w/ UNFPA
2016: Case Challenge on Antibiotic Resistance w/ WHO Europe
2016: Case Challenge on Refugees in Europe w/ Red Cross and Crescent

What is a case challenge?

Watch this short film (2m20s) from the Global Health Case Challenge in 2016:

In a case challenge (also often called a case competition) the teams participating strive to develop the best solution to a real-world issue presented by a business or organization most often within a 24-hour time-span. Each team presents their solution both in writing and as a short oral pitch to a jury (10 minutes). All teams receive pitch training to prepare them for the final presentation.

You can read more about the purpose of a case challenge and how to organize one in the Best Practice Guideline for Case Challenges by Kristine Sorgenfri Hansen, School of Global Health.

Practical information

The Global Health Case Challenge is open to students from selected universities. A team can have a maximum of five participants and a minimum of four participants. If you do not have a team, please visit the Matchmaking Group on Facebook - students have great success with finding the right team to join through this platform. NB: Student are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. These will not be reimbursed.

Are you a business/organization with a global presence and a Global Health Challenge then do not hesitate to contact us about next years potential Case Challenge and the collaborative development of this - latest in the month of March of the year that the event is to be held).