Asia-Pacific Case Competition 2018, presented by The New York Times and APRU (Application Deadline: July 31, 2018)


The Asia-Pacific Case Competition challenges students to critically evaluate the fast-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence. How we can harness the full potential of this promising technology? How do we effectively mitigate the risks?

The competition is open to university students in the Asia-Pacific region and the winner will have their work recognized and published in The New York Times International Edition. 


Aims and Objectives

  • To bring together students from the Asia-Pacific region and provide them with the opportunity to apply quantitative and qualitative analytical skills to real-life events, and enhance communications skills.

  • To encourage students to develop a global mind-set and sharpen their critical thinking by reading news from reputable and trustworthy sources covering a diverse range of subjects and keeping abreast of current affairs.

  • To highlight the leadership of students on key issues facing the Asia-Pacific region among university presidents, international officials, policy makers, and industry leaders.



The topic for this year's competition is Artificial Intelligence: How A.I. is Edging Its Way Into Our Lives



-  Winning entry published in The New York Times International, Asia Pacific edition

-  The New York Times-APRU trophy

-  Work to be showcased at across various APRU platforms, including, events, publications, and the website

-  New York Times gifts

-  4-week digital subscription to The New York Times for all participants

Important Dates

-  Submissions due by July 31, 2018 to

-  Winners announced in October 2018



Please refer to the official website at