Commencement for the bachelor's and master's programmes of the Faculty of Business and Economics


At the end of every semester, there is an official graduation ceremony for students in the auditorium of Göttingen University in Wilhelmsplatz. In addition to speeches by faculty members and alumni and the awarding of graduation certificates with musical accompaniment, the best graduates in the fields of business administration, economics, business education and information systems are awarded the Florenz-Sartorius Prize.

Once a year (within the framework of the celebration in Spring), this prize is also awarded for an outstanding doctoral thesis in the fields of business administration, information systems, and business education; and another for the best dissertation from the fields of economics, statistics, econometrics, and economic and social history. Recipients each receive 1000 Euro funded by Sartorius AG of Göttingen. The company is an internationally leading provider of laboratory and process technology in the segments of biotechnology and mechatronics.

Next dates (each planned as an event in attendance):

  • Graduation ceremony for graduates of the summer semester 2022 (due to the already very high occupancy of the Aula and Alter Mensa, unfortunately no other date was possible): 3 February 2023, 2 p.m., Aula am Wilhelmsplatz
    Registration will be possible from December onwards via an online form (in German) provided by the University's Alumni Association, Alumni Göttingen.
  • Graduation ceremony for the graduates of the winter semester 2022/ 2023: 2 June 2023, 2 p.m., Aula am Wilhelmsplatz
  • Graduation ceremony for the graduates of the summer semester 2023: 3 November 2023, 2 p.m., Aula am Wilhelmsplatz