Monday, February 17, 2014

Chance to Win a Logistics Masters Scholarship Once Again

KLU Holds Free to Enter Event in April
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GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – For the fourth year Hamburg’s Kühne Logistics University is holding an English-language case competition for bachelor´s and master´s students to try for a free master’s programme scholarship. As last year, the many recent events requiring humanitarian aid have prompted the KLU to stay focused on this as a common factor for entrants to target in this latest case study competition.

Last time the subject that candidates were asked to work on was the food crisis in South Africa, with the teams examining the implications on the distribution chain rising from genetically modified food donations. The two-person teams had to analyse 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.

KLU is engaging the aid of an external professional to supply it with professional advice and support, and to qualify for the case competition the bachelor’s student or recent graduate must solve a humanitarian logistics task in advance. All participants preferably will have some knowledge of business administration and/or logistics and the applicants who submit a convincing solution to the task will be invited to participate in the case competition at KLU. Applications must be in by April 1, 2014 and a brief email with the subject ‘Case Competition’ to will be sufficient to receive the case study for qualification.

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) and participants will be expected to pay their own travel expenses. When on campus those selected will be placed into randomly selected two-person teams which will be presented with a 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 the appointed external logistics expert will vet the presentations.

This is an exciting task, and opportunity, for strategists, analysts and everyone who is interested in acquiring insight into the key role logistics plays in humanitarian aid programmes and the contact person at KLU is Christine Sänger, +49 40 328 707 152,  

Photo: The ‘Golden Egg’, the 300 seat Audimax which the KLU set up last year as the showpiece for its new headquarters.