The Tournament In Management and Engineering Skills (TIMES) is the largest pan-European case study competition for Industrial Engineering and Management(IEM) students. This prestigious, highly acclaimed event is the flagship project of the Europe-wide student organisation ESTIEM.
What is ESTIEM?
ESTIEM is the organisation for European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management, who combine technological understanding with management skills. Our goal is to establish and foster relations between students across Europe and to support them in their personal and professional development. Our network consists of 65 Local Groups in 25 countries, reaching out to 50 000 students.
The tournament has successfully been organised since 1994 and attracts around 250 top teams 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 participate in one of the seven Semi-Finals, which are organised throughout Europe. The Final Week eventually brings together the winning teams from each Semi-Final to determine Europe’s “IEM Students of the Year”.