Student case competition at Kühne Logistics University

Published: 3 July 2017 | by Thomas Graf

Announcement from the Kühne Logistics University (KLU):

The English-language case competition for bachelor's and master's students is now in its fourth year at Kühne Logistics University. Due to the many recent events requiring humanitarian aid, KLU has again decided on a humanitarian focus for this case study competition. KLU will receive professional advice and support from an external professional. The last case competition was targeted to the food crisis in South Africa. The teams had to examine the implications on the distribution chain rising from genetically modified food donations. The two-person teams had to analyze an English text, activate their transfer thinking, demonstrate a solution-oriented approach, and make a professional presentation. Once again, KLU is calling all ambitious students and recent bachelor’s graduates with a business administration background to master the logistical challenges of a humanitarian aid mission, based on a true case. The winning team will receive a scholarship to one of the master’s programs at KLU. The application deadline is April 1, 2014. For more information, see

To qualify for the case competition, the bachelor’s student or recent graduate must solve a humanitarian logistics task in advance. All participants preferably have some knowledge of business administration and / or logistics. The applicants who submit a convincing solution to the task will be invited to participate in the case competition at KLU. On campus, two-person teams will be randomly assigned and presented with the realistic logistics task related to humanitarian aid. The teams have only a few hours to draw up and present a useful strategic solution. A jury consisting of Prof. Sandra Transchel, Prof. Maria Besiou, and an external logistics expert will vet 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.

A brief email with the subject "Case Competition" to is sufficient to receive the case study for qualification. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2014. The case competition itself is planned for April 12, 2014 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.

Press contact – Christine Sänger- Tel.: +49 (0)40 328 707 152; Email:

The contact point at KLU is Christine Sänger, + 49 40 328 707 152,
Case Study at KLU: April 12, 2014