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Scholarships presented in a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of Freie Universität

Jul 11, 2016

Feierliche Verleihung der Stipendien
Feierliche Verleihung der Stipendien Image Credit: Hans-Christian Plambeck
Die Deutschlandstipendiaten der Freien Universität Berlin im Dezember 2013
Deutschlandstipendium recipients of Freie Universität Berlin in December 2013 Image Credit: Christian Plambeck
Stipendiaten und Förderer auf dem anschließenden Empfang
Schoalrship recipients and sponsors during the reception Image Credit: Hans-Christian Plambeck

Back in October, 45 students were pleased to receive notification that they had been granted a Deutschlandstipendium scholarship at Freie Universität. The scholarships were officially awarded on December 4, at a ceremony held at the university’s Henry Ford Building for Ernst Reuter Day, which also marked the 65th anniversary of the founding of Freie Universität Berlin itself.

After a welcome address given by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter André Alt, the focus turned to this year’s award winners: Four scholars and scientists received the Ernst Reuter Prize in recognition of their outstanding dissertations. The DRS Award was also presented to two instructors from Freie Universität for their exemplary supervision of doctoral candidates.

Afterward, university president Peter-André Alt and Peter Lange, Director of Administration and Finance, presented the official certificates to this year’s recipients and supporters of the Deutschlandstipendium at Freie Universität Berlin. After the ceremony, Freie Universität invited attendees to a reception in the foyer of the Henry Ford Building, where new scholarship recipients and supporters had the chance to get to know each other personally. Past and current recipients took the opportunity to catch up with others.

Click here to access the gallery of photos of Ernst Reuter Day for 2013:

Another article, published in the Freie Universität magazine campus.leben, is available here:

Special thanks

Freie Universität Berlin extends heartfelt thanks to its supporters, friends, and partners for supporting students as part of the Deutschlandstipendium aid program.

Our supporters for the 2013/2014 academic year:

  • A&B One Kommunikationsagentur GmbH
  • August Joest Stiftung
  • Bayer Stiftungen – Bayer Science & Education Foundation
  • Bundesdruckerei GmbH
  • Waldtraut Braun, in memory of Günter Braun
  • Deutsche Kreditbank AG
  • DIS AG Information Technology
  • Ernst-Reuter-Stiftung
  • Fritz-Senss-Stiftung
  • GLS Sprachenzentrum Berlin
  • Hans Sauer Stiftung
  • Helga-und-Hans Dittner Stiftung
  • Dr. Roland Hoffmann-Theinert
  • Ketchum Pleon GmbH
  • Netzwerk Unternehmertum der Freien Universität Berlin
  • AG
  • relevantec GmbH
  • Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
  • Ursula Steinbuch-Strauch in memory of Volkmar Strauch

Warm thanks also go out to those of our supporters who did not wish to be named.