Faculty of Economic Sciences bid farewell to Spring graduates

The Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Göttingen bid farewell to Spring graduates on Friday, 4 May 2018: In the winter semester 2017/ 2018, 397 students received their degrees: 237 students received degrees in the Bachelor's programmes and 160 students successfully completed a Master's programme. In 2017, 49 doctorates received their doctoral diplomas.

Vice-President Prof. Dr. Andrea Bührmann and Dean of Study Prof. Dr. Stefan Dierkes welcomed the participants to the festive event. Then spoke Prof. Dr. Waldemar Toporowski, chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Economic Sciences, and Anika Bittner as representative of the alumni.

The former Göttingen basketball player, Wilbert Olinde, as an alumnus of the Faculty, spoke about the topic of "Simpel aber nicht Einfach" (simple but not easy). Olinde studied business administration at the University from 1979-1984. During his basketball career with the SSC Göttingen (since 1980, ASC 1846), he was the German champion three times and twice, the winner of the German Cup. He lives and works in Hamburg since 1995, and since 2003, is an independent trainer for individual and team sports and business, as well as an instructor of the University of Goettingen. Olinde is married and has three children.

Awards for outstanding graduates from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the amount of 1,000 Euros each were also given. The internationally active laboratory and process technology provider Sartorius donated the prize for graduates that is named after the founder of the company. The "Florenz Sartorius-Preis" is awarded to the best graduates in the discipline of Business Administration, Economics, Business Information Systems, and Business and Human Resource Education as well as two distinguished doctoral theses.

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(f.l.t.r.) Dr. Markus Mandrella, Philine Krebs, Gerrit Hollatz, Sebastian Steiner, Lisa Simon and Ines Majewski, Head of Sartorius College (Dr. Rahul Lahoti could not participate due to a research stay abroad) (Photo: Fotostudio Wilder)

The recipients of the graduate prizes in May 2018 are Lisa Simon (Master of Science in Finance, Accounting and Taxes), Gerrit Hollatz (Master of Arts in Economic and Social History), Philine Krebs (Bachelor of Arts in Business and Human Resource Education) and Sebastian Steiner (Master of Science in Business Information Systems). Dr. Markus Mandrella (Business Administration) and Dr. Rahul Lahoti (Economics) were awarded for their doctoral theses.

  • Dr. Markus Mandrella: "IT-Based Value Co-Creation in Inter-Organizational Networks - Theory Integration, Extension, and Adaptation to the Wood Industry" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe)
  • Dr. Rahul Lahoti: "Essays in Poverty, Inequality and Political Economy" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. h.c. Stephan Klasen, PhD)

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