Global Health Case Challenge

Each year, School of Global Health together with internal partners at University of Copenhagen hosts the annual Global Health Case Challenge. An external partner provides the case challenge, which is a real-world issue the partner is working on. University students from all disciplines are invited to apply and take part in the 24-hour challenge.

The case challenge normally takes place in October or November.

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

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 24-hour time-span. Each team presents their solution both in writing and as a short oral pitch to a jury (5 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.

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 participate in a team with maximum five and minimum four participants. Applicants without a team are invited to join a matchmaking group on Facebook in order to find team members.

Students are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. These will not be reimbursed.

Previous Global Health Case Challenges:

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. We need to hear from you in March of the year that the event is to be held.