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Students receive their diplomas at the Graduation Week

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Published on Wednesday December 13 2017

The University of Luxembourg is celebrating its "Graduation Week". In a series of events that started on Tuesday, 12 December, Bachelor, Master, and doctoral students receive their diploma. Overall, 562 Bachelor and 387 Master students as well as 138 doctoral students graduated this year at the University of Luxembourg.

The Graduation Week was kicked off on Tuesday evening with the "Doctoral Graduation Ceremony". At the event, students were handed their PhD certificates. Dr. Matt Taylor of the European Space Agency, Project Scientist for the Rosetta Mission, gave a keynote speech entitled "The ESA Rosetta mission to a comet: what, where, how and why".

At the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication, 141 graduates will receive their diplomas on Wednesday, 13 December 2017. The Faculty will confer degrees to 86 students from four different Bachelor programmes in Engineering, Science and Engineering, Informatics and Life Sciences. In its Master programmes, the Faculty will award degrees to 35 graduates in Condensed Matter Physics, Information and Computer Sciences, Integrated Systems Biology, Information Systems Security Management, Mathematics, Sustainable Development, Science in Civil Engineering, European Master of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine, and Science in Engineering. Before the formal graduations, six Bachelor and eight Master students will be awarded special prizes for their outstanding academic results.

On Thursday 14 December, the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance will confer degrees to a total of 182 graduates from its Master programmes in Accounting and Audit, Economics and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Banking and Finance, Wealth Management, and its six Master of Laws (LL.M.) specialisations. The best students from the Master in Economics and Finance, and the "Master en Droit et Contentieux de l'Union Européenne" will be awarded special prizes thanks to the generous support of the Economist Club Luxembourg, and Mr Josef Azizi and Mr Arjen Meij, respectively. In addition to its Master graduates, the Faculty congratulates 252 Bachelor graduates who will receive their diploma in law, applied management or economics and management.

The graduation ceremonies of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education are set to take place on Friday 15 December, when 224 students will be graduating from four Bachelor programmes in addition to 170 students graduating from 15 Master and lifelong learning programmes in Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, and Teaching and Education. Fanny Thill receives the “European Charlemagne Youth Prize” for Best Master thesis in European Contemporary History, the newly established “Translating Cultures Prize” goes to Corine Klip from the Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural contexts.

The “Prix Germain Dondelinger” awarded by the Amis de l’Université du Luxembourg to the best students from each Faculty will this year be given to Steve Dias Da Cruz (Master in Mathematics), Olga Hofmann-Flavin (Master in Accounting and Audit) and Iris Türk (Master in European Governance).

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Photo: Dr Matt Taylor © Michel Brumat / University of Luxembourg 2017