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challenges with top companies

What is AU Challenge? 

AU Challenge is a ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary case competition for AU students. In November 2020 up to 200 students from across all five faculties at AU are invited to collaborate in solving real life cases for 3 large Danish companies - Aura, Danske Bank and Novozymes.  

AU Challenge has a strong focus on collaboration and learning experience. Therefore, each team gets a chance to present their solution to professional judges and get feedback. 

Focus on sustainability 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are at the core of each case, which participants are asked to solve.   

Students thereby are not only part of AU Challenge – you also contribute to solving the much bigger goal of making the world a better place for future generations. 

When does it take place? 

AU Challenge takes place on 18th-20th November 2020. The case, which you will be working on is handed out on the 18th, and you have the remains of the day to work on it before you hand in your solution at midnight. Semifinals for all are held on the 19th, and the three best team in each track participate in the finals on the 20th. The deadline for applying was 1st October 2020. During October, we hold a series of workshops to prepare you for AU Challenge, see Workshops 2020. Furthermore, between the 10th and 12th November you get a chance to meet up with your case company. 

Who can participate? 

AU Challenge is open to all Danish, as well as all international 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year students at Aarhus University. PhD students are also welcome.  

I know nothing about case competitions – can I still join? 

You don’t need any prior experience with case competitions to join, since you will be presented to an exclusive series of workshops, providing you with case solving and presentation skills

Participants in AU Challenge 2020 will also get a personal profile analysis as well as a team profile.

You don’t have to form a team beforehand – you apply individually, and we find you the best possible team. Applying is simple – try in here.  

About the workshops 

Workshops are conducted by top-professionals from Ramboll, and will provide you with thorough case solving skills and presentation techniques. You are not required to do homework between workshops.  

You can grow your network with company representatives and expand your ideas on how and where you can apply your competencies.  

The series of workshops culminate in a real life case competition, where the three companies invite you to solve challenges well suited for a cross disciplinary approach.  

And if you need more reasons to join – food, drinks and social events are included ;)  

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