Compete and win a scholarship: Student case competition at KLU

Humanitarian Aid

KLU is calling all ambitious bachelor´s students to participate in its fifth case competition on Saturday April 25, 2015. KLU has again decided on a humanitarian focus for this contest due to the high interest of students in this field.

Humanitarian logistics is a sector full of emotion. Events requiring humanitarian aid like typhoons, earthquakes or floods always touch us - that is why it generally receives a very high attention. The teams will have to examine a real-case on logistics within the field of disaster response. The two-person teams will have to analyze an English text, activate their transfer thinking, demonstrate a solution-oriented approach, and make a professional presentation. KLU is inviting all ambitious students with a business administration background to master the logistical. The winners will receive a scholarship to one of the master’s programs at KLU. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.

To qualify for the case competition, applicants must solve a short humanitarian logistics task in advance. Participants preferably have some knowledge of business administration. The applicants who submit a convincing solution to the task will be invited to the competition at KLU. On campus, two-person teams will be randomly assigned and presented with the realistic logistics task. The teams have only a few hours to draw up and present a useful strategic solution. A jury consisting of Prof. Maria Besiou and an external logistics expert will assess the presentations. This is an exciting task for strategists, analysts and everyone who is interested in acquiring insight into the key role logistics plays in humanitarian aid programs.

Write a brief email to study@the-klu.org and receive the case study for qualification. Applications must be submitted by April 7, 2015. The case competition itself is planned for April 25, 2015 on the Kühne Logistics University campus in Hamburg’s HafenCity (Großer Grasbrook 17, 1st floor, 20457 Hamburg). Travel expenses must be paid by the participants.

The contact point at KLU is Anja Bartusch, + 49 40 328 707 160, study(at)the-klu.org.