KLU is calling all ambitious bachelor´s and master´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 7, 2015. For more information, see www.the-klu.org
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.
About KÜHNE LOGISTICS UNIVERSITY (KLU)
Kühne Logistics University – Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (KLU) is an independent, state-certified private university based in Hamburg’s HafenCity and sponsored by the non-profit Kühne Foundation. KLU offers English-language degree programs covering the entire range of specialized education: a Bachelor of Science in Management, two Masters of Science in Global Logistics or Management, a PhD program, and a part-time Executive MBA in Leadership & Logistics.
KLU’s executive education program organizes excellent open enrollment and customized continuing education programs like the International Summer and International Autumn Schools for practitioners and managers. A successful combination of cross-cultural professors and students with teaching and research expertise in logistics and management, KLU is the only university of its kind in the world.
The new, modern KLU campus is equipped to serve over 400 students and 25 professors in the future with programs covering all of the relevant areas of research and teaching in the fields of logistics, supply chain management, and business management.