The Global Final Week 2021

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About the Global Student Challenge

The Global Student Challenge is the #1 Student Competition in the world, which allows students to gain valuable knowledge, further develop their skills, expand their professional network and much more. The Challenge pits teams from top business schools and universities from across the globe against each other in the search for the world’s Top Talent in Value Chain Management.

By participating in this Challenge, students experience the life of a Corporate Executive by running their own virtual company together with their team.

Only 10% of the best performing teams from curriculum courses gets invited to one of the three Global Qualification Rounds. During these GQRs, teams from around the globe compete against each other for a guaranteed spot in the Global Final.

It’s time for the Global Final!

The Global Final is taking place on our online event platform, Scoocs, on May 2nd till May 8th, 2021. It’s a week where all qualified teams battle against each other for the Champion title and EUR 10,000 in cash prizes! This will be an intense competition among the top value chain students around the world!


During the Global Final Week, students will be playing 4 rounds of supply chain business game, The Fresh Connection. The team with the best weighted score will win the champion title! Apart from game-play, there will also be a wide variety of fun activities for students to network with their peers from across the globe such as, ice-breakers, networking roulettes, and more!

Qualified Universities

A total of 33 universities have qualified and are participating in the Global Final Week 2021 (in random order):

  1. University of Twente 
  2.  McGill University 
  3. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
  4. Tilburg University
  5. Technical University of Munich
  6. Cranfield School of Management 
  7. Technische Universität Dortmund
  8. Universidad Tecnológica de La Habana José Antonio Echeverría
  9. Korea University
  10. Ajou University
  11. Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  12. ENSA Agadir
  13. Universiteit Antwerpen Management School
  14. Vietnam Logistics and Aviation School
  15. Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
  16. VSCC – Vietnam Supply Chain Challenge
  17. Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
  18. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) – MIPT, Phystech
  19. Jacobs University Bremen
  20. Universidad del Pacífico (PE)
  21. Avans Hogeschool
  22. Aarhus University
  23. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  24. UC Leuven-Limburg
  25. SRH Hochschule Hamm
  26. Kedge Business School Marseille
  27. California State Polytechnic University – Pomona
  28. North china university of science and technology
  29. PPA Business School (Pôle Paris Alternance)
  30. Politecnico di Milano
  31. Shanghai university
  32. Tsinghua university
  33. Universidade de Aveiro (ESTIEM)


As can be seen from above mentioned universities, teams from 17 different countries are joining:

Belgium Canada China Cuba Denmark
France Germany Italy Korea Morocco
Netherlands Peru Portugal Russia United Kingdom
United States Vietnam  


On Sunday, 2 May, we welcomed all 197 students on our online event platform, Scoocs. The day started with an introduction session with a quiz as an ice-breaker. During this session, the students got their first assignment: participate in the organized gaming activities after the introduction session to collect words.

After the gaming activities, each team needed to form a sentence with their collected words. If correct, the sentence was “At Inchainge, We Develop Value Chain Leaders”. The game activities consisted of Song quiz, Guess the Flag, Pictionary, I go on Holiday hands up, and more.

Furthermore, networking sessions were also organized for the students to get to know each other based on their role in The Fresh Connection: Sales, Purchasing, Operations, and Supply Chain. All of this really made it a great start to the Global Final!

What an experience to see so many students networking, engaging, and sharing experiences with each other despite the distance!

First day of the Global Final

Wishing all teams good luck. May the best team win!

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