2021: Pandemic 2.0
What is the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition? The NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition is a day-long event that allows graduate students in public policy and related fields to test their skills on real-world data. Each year, the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming develops an original participatory simulation specifically tailored for students of public policy and […]
2020: Sustainable Cities
NASPAA and the Batten School Announce Global Winners of the 2020 Student Simulation Competition Today, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy announced the winners of the 2020 NASPAA- Batten Student Simulation Competition—the largest-ever student simulation competition in […]
2019: Global Migration
NASPAA and the Batten School Announce Global Winners of the 2019 Student Simulation Competition This year, nearly 600 students from 147 universities in 27 countries took part in the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. Participants competed at 11 global host sites from Dhaka and Cairo to Mexico City and San Francisco. Developed by experts at the […]
2018: Global Pandemic
Participants in the 2018 competition—the largest-ever student simulation competition in higher education--took on the Pandemic Simulation, in which players are confronted the spread of an infectious disease.
2017: Food Security
The 2017 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition was on the topic of Food Security and the world-wide effort to address UN Sustainable Development Goal 2.
2016: Global Warming
The second annual Student Simulation Competition was held on February 16, 2016 and focused on global warming.
2015: Rethink Health
NASPAA’s 2015 Inaugural Student Simulation Competition was held February 28, 2015. The competition featured the ReThink Health simulation, which required students to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom and implement systems thinking.