China Case Center for Public Policy and Management (CCCPPM), School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM), Tsinghua University
Institute for Sustainable Development Goals of Tsinghua University (TUSDG)
2. Theme: Sustainable Development Goals（SDGs）
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice, and so on.
The 17 SDGs are integrated - that is, they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability. For example, the coronavirus pandemic has shocked the world with the agility and speed of its spread. Millions of people are experiencing untold misery and suffering as the virus overwhelms our bodies and economies. The pandemic has not only influenced the achievement of the SDG 3 - good health and well-being, but also affected education, economy, environment, and social development. The pandemic has forced us to reconsider almost every aspect of how we live. It presents both an enormous challenge and tremendous opportunities for reaching the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
Each team of participants should focus on a case topic that is relevant to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. You are supposed to showcase your policy knowledge and application through the analysis of a public policy case study concerning SDGs topics. You have the opportunity to pick an issue in local community or one that affects people around the world. The topic you focus on should allow you to investigate an issue from various aspects, but it should not be too broad.
3. Why participate in?
The competition will provide a platform for you to cooperate, interact and compete with students from various countries, disciplines and cultures.
You will have a chance to work in teams to research real-world challenges, interview organizations and people, discover exciting cases and find innovative public policy solutions for sustainable development problems.
You will deepen your understanding of case study method, and develop skills in analytical thinking and reflective judgment by discussing complex, real-life scenarios.
SPPM will select excellent candidates from the competition to study at Tsinghua-Geneva Dual Degree Master of Public Policy for Sustainable Development Goals (MPP-SDG) and its PhD program.
Current undergraduate and master students are eligible to take part in this competition without any geographical restrictions.
You can participate in the competition as an individual or in a team of up to four people. Each student can only be enrolled in one team. If there is a master student in the team, the team needs to register as a master student team on the online platform.
Case studies must be written in English, and should be original work that has not been submitted elsewhere and be free of copyright disputes.
CCCPPM holds two case analysis competitions (one is in Chinese and the other is in English) this year. You are only allowed to participate in one competition.
* Under the premise of complying with the requirements of epidemic prevention and control, the participants are encouraged to conduct field research or online interviews.
* SPPM’s Admission Information Session will be held on August 22, 2021.
6. Submission Requirements
Please refer to the attached Submission Guidelines for the format and submission requirements.
First Prize $3,000 USD per team
Second Prize $2,000 USD per team
Third Prize $1,000 USD per team
Other finalists will receive honorable mention certificates.
* The number of awards may vary depending on how many teams are participating.
(2) There will be a bonus for the best two members of each team who gets the first, second and third prizes.
Chinese students who apply for the Tsinghua-Geneva Dual Degree Master of Public Policy for Sustainable Development Goals (MPP-SDG) will qualify for exam exemption and have the opportunity to attend interviews (即获得推免面试资格).
Overseas students will be given prior consideration if they apply for the Tsinghua-Geneva Dual Degree Master of Public Policy for Sustainable Development Goals (MPP-SDG).
Students who apply for SPPM’s PhD program will directly enter the stage of comprehensive assessment based on the consent of the supervisor. Applicants need to have good Chinese skills to complete the study. 报考清华大学公共管理学院博士项目的硕士生须有良好的汉语水平，在所报导师同意的基础上，可以直接进入博士项目综合考核环节。
* Please check the attachment for admission requirements for MPP-SDG. Applicants for MPP-SDG must meet English language requirements for admission.
(3) Excellent cases will be archived by the China Case Center for Public Policy & Management, which is the first professional producer and repository of public administration cases in China. Authors will be paid for the copyright according to the Case Center’s Management Measure, and will receive certificates of acceptance.
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9. About MPP-SDG
On January 16th, 2017, President Xi Jinping of China and the President Doris Leuthard of the Swiss Confederation jointly witnessed the signing of the memorandum between Tsinghua University and the University of Geneva (UniGe) on comprehensive cooperation on SDGs. During the roundtable, President Qiu Yong of Tsinghua University and President Yves Flückiger of the University of Geneva signed an agreement on a dual Master of Public Policy for Sustainable Development Goals (MPP-SDG) .
Within this cooperative framework, the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) of Tsinghua University is partnering with the Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S) of UniGe to start a highly interdisciplinary 2.5-year dual master’s program for the SDGs from September 2018. This program focuses on defining and developing concrete solutions for the SDGs through hands-on, team-based and project-driven activities, in parallel with courses on the fundamentals of sustainable development. Candidates from a broad range of backgrounds will gain both theoretical understanding and practical field experience that will prepare for employment on sustainable development projects.
This program can be started either at Tsinghua University or the University of Geneva, depending on where the student registers first. Tsinghua University delivers a Master of Public Administration (MPA), organised by the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) and called Master of Public Policy for Sustainable Development Goals (MPP-SDG). The University of Geneva delivers a highly interdisciplinary Master of Science (M.Sc.) hosted by the Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S), the Master in Innovation, Human Development and Sustainability (MIHDS).
10. About SPPM
The School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) of Tsinghua University was founded in the year of 2000. As the first graduate school in public administration in China, the mission of the SPPM is to foster a new generation of leadership in Chinese and global public affairs, to generate policy impacts for public benefits, and to pursue academic excellence in public policy and management research. The School's long-term objective is to become a world-class institution that actively engages in teaching, research, and consulting in global public affairs.
11. About CCCPPM
The China Case Center for Public Policy & Management (CCCPPM) was established in 2004 as a subsidiary of the School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University. It serves to write and store professional case studies on China and other countries for the courses developed by SPPM in order to improve teaching quality and train qualified professional public administrators. The Center also organizes seminars and workshops on case teaching and writing to promote teaching techniques and use of case studies among domestic educators. Meanwhile, the Center organizes national case analysis competitions for Chinese undergraduate and master students annually with different themes. From 2018, the Center started to hold yearly SDGs case analysis competition targeting to global students.
12. About TUSDG
Housed in the School of Public Policy and Management in Tsinghua University, the Institute for Sustainable Development Goals of Tsinghua University (TUSDG) was founded on May 14, 2017. It aims to establish a leading platform to conduct interdisciplinary research and collaborate with global partners to address challenges in implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By integrating theoretical learning and practical experience in the field, TUSDG strives to cultivate a new generation of talents who are dedicated to the implementation of SDGs and the improvement of global governance. In addition, TUSDG will make every effort at creating a high-end open platform in the research field of SDGs, attracting world-class experts and scholars to engage in teaching and research activities. Finally, TUSDG aspires to become a leading think tank in China on SDG-related policies through cooperative partnerships with relevant government agencies.