About – University of Copenhagen


The Copenhagen Competition is an international negotiation competition in which students from all over the world simulate real multilateral negotiations. Previously, it was limited to law students, however, in light of the current trends in research and scholarship aiming to break down the barriers between different scientific areas, the competition is now truly inter-disciplinary.  The topic changes every year and is chosen in collaboration with senior officials from international organizations like the WTO.


The Copenhagen Competition was originally launched during the IARU Congress in the run-up to COP15 in 2009 where the students negotiated their version of the post-Kyoto Agreement.

Past topics and winners

  • 2014: The Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement (SETA) - Australian National University
  • 2011: Access to Food - University of Cape Town
  • 2010: Access to Medicines - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2009: Protocol on Climate Change - National University of Singapore