Students and doctoral candidates of the University of Warsaw can apply for this year’s edition of the 4EU+ Urban Health Case Challenge. Participants will strive to develop the best solution to a real-world issue regarding obesity in an urban environment. The deadline for submitting applications is 27th October.

The Urban Health Case Challenge is a contest open to students and doctoral candidates from 4EU+ Alliance member universities, including the University of Warsaw, Uppsala University, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The initiative aims to strengthen competence and commitment to solving real-world problems through practical, theoretical, innovative and interdisciplinary learning.


This year the participants will deal with the problem of obesity in an urban environment. Obesity is one of the main civilisational challenges of our times. According to the WHO, it is “often the result of environmental and societal changes associated with development and lack of supportive policies in sectors such as health, agriculture, transport, urban planning, environment, food processing, distribution, marketing, and education.”


Lectures and the challenge

After a series of introductory online lectures in November, mixed teams of four representatives of different universities and disciplines will gather at the UW’s Faculty of Economic Sciences in Warsaw between 9th and 12th December to work on the specific case question, which will be revealed. Each team will present their solution to an expert jury at a pitching session on 12th December.


The event is organised by the 4EU+ Alliance in collaboration with the 4th International Scientific Conference Interdisciplinarity of Health and Healthcare.


UW students and doctoral candidates can apply for the Urban Health Case Challenge by filling in this application form and sending it before 27th October to uhcc2023(at)


The competition is in line with the goals and objectives of Flagship 1 “Health and demographic change in an urban environment”. The flagship is one of the four priority research areas for the 4EU+ Alliance.