Register for the First Annual APRU Global Health Case Competition

Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program

The APRU Global Health Program invites you to participate in an exciting new opportunity for students—the first annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Case Competition.

Case competitions are increasingly popular around the world as a way for students to exercise critical thinking skills using a “real world” challenge. For this international, virtual competition, teams will receive a challenge relating to a pressing global health problem. One team of 5-6 students from each APRU member university is invited to compete.

Teams will be given two weeks to prepare a 14-16 minute video in English proposing a realistic, well-designed, innovative solution to the challenge. Then, they will submit their videos for judging by a panel of APRU Global Health Program members.

Three videos will be chosen for the final round to be shown at the annual workshop in Sydney, Australia. The winning team will be announced at the workshop and a prize of US$500 will be awarded. Student teams from low- or middle-income countries who are selected to participate in the final round may be eligible for travel scholarships to Australia. The competition is open to students at all levels and areas of study. 

2016 TIMELINE:

  • APRIL 1- Deadline for universities to register
  • MAY 15- Case challenge sent out via email
  • JUNE 1- Final video submissions due
  • JULY 1- Three finalist teams announced
  • SEPT 30- Final competition held at the 2016 APRU GH annual workshop in Sydney, Australia

To register: please email Mellissa Withers at mwithers@usc.edu.