Global Health Case Challenge

Student participants in the case challenge

Each year, the University of Copenhagen's School of Global Health hosts an annual global health case challenge titled "Global Health Solutions". Students participate in teams to come up with the best solution to a real-world challenge provided by an external partner. University students from all disciplines are invited to apply and take part in the case challenge.

What is a case challenge?

In a case challenge (also often called a case competition) the participating teams strive to develop the best solution to a real-world issue presented by a business or organisation most often within a short time-span. Each team pitch to a jury (5 minutes). All teams receive pitch training to prepare them for the final presentation.

Watch this short film from our Global Health Case Challenge in 2016:


The Global Health Case Challenge is open to university students from all disciplines. You normally participate in a team of four to five students. Students are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. These will not be reimbursed.

Want to become a case challenge partner?

Are you a business/organisation with a global presence and a challenge related global health? Then do not hesitate to contact us about next years' potential case challenge and the collaborative development of this. Write us on

Best Practice Guidelines for Case Challenges

You can read more about the purpose of a case challenge and how to organise one in best practice manual here.