Improving healthcare systems is truly an international effort—even within the upcoming generation of engineers. For the first time in the four-year history of the HSPI Student Simulation Competition, all three finalist teams represented universities outside the United States.

On February 22, shortly after the student teams presented their solutions to a panel of judges, Tsinghua University’s IME Team was declared the winner of the competition and its $2,500 USD first prize. The victory from this internationally-renowned Chinese university also represents the first time that an institution located outside the United States has won the HSPI Student Simulation Competition.