The Tournament In Management and Engineering Skills (TIMES) is today considered the largest pan-European case study competition for Industrial Engineering and Management students. This prestigious, highly acclaimed event is the flagship project of the Europewide student organisation ESTIEM. The idea was to make the organisation better known among professors and companies, and to encourage students to learn to master the increasingly important case method embraced by academics in business schools around the world. The first tournament was set to be held in 1994 and was immediately an absolute success for ESTIEM. Since then enthusiasm for the competition has grown over the years and a TIMES tournament has been organised faithfully each year.
Two qualification rounds are required to be selected for the TIMES Final, which takes place in an annually changing venue in Europe. Before reaching this final stage, all the participants take part in a Local Qualification at their home university. The winning team is then allowed to take part in one of the six Semi-Finals, which are organised throughout Europe. The Final Week eventually brings together the winning teams from every Semi-Final to determine Europe’s best Industrial Engineering and Management students.
The Vision Project is a Europe-wide series of seminars organized annually by ESTIEM. Each year a new topic is chosen in order to study current trends and substantial phenomena that appear to have a great effect in the European economy, business and industry. Vision Seminar series explores innovative approaches and useful tools to understand the emerging issues. It also encourages communication between students and business world.
Individual seminars are organized by different Local Groups throughout the Europe, and each of them has a unique approach to the general theme. These subtopics are usually chosen after the organizing Local Group’s special knowledge about a certain issue related to the main topic.
ESTIEM Summer Academy
The ESTIEM Summer Academy was set up to bring international students together during summer holidays to engage in open discussion, group work, debate and private study under a senior Academic Leader. By talking, studying and mixing with students from all over the world all participants gain new ideas and perspectives, not just on their profession but also on other cultures.
Within a 5-day seminar series the participants should get a basic picture of the hosting country. A special focus thereby lays on national characteristics in politics and economy. For a better understanding of basic local parameters that exist in European states also cultural differences are considered. Lectures given by experts from politics, science and economy shall provide the participants with a theoretical insight. On the other hand our aim is to integrate our guests actively in this seminar. Especially to include the practical aspect we want to cooperate with companies for excursions and lectures.
ESTIEM Magazine is the official publication of ESTIEM, the European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management. It is published semi-annually and distributed at the Council Meetings. The run of 5000 magazines reaches 62 universities all over Europe. ESTIEM Magazine aims to give an insight about forward-looking topics of industrial engineering and management. In addition to this there are a career part as well as articles about activities, Projects and Committees of ESTIEM.