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University confers over 1850 diplomas for the 2020/2021 academic year

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Published on Friday, 17 December 2021

The University of Luxembourg has conferred over 1850 diplomas for the 2020/2021 academic year. A series of graduation ceremonies took place between 14 and 16 December for the Bachelor, Master and ULCC graduates who completed their studies in very challenging conditions in view of the pandemic.

Close to 640 Bachelor and 600 Master students graduated from the University of Luxembourg in 2021. Over 150 doctoral candidates graduated from the 4 doctoral schools. In addition, about 470 students have obtained certificates for vocational or lifelong learning courses and 30 graduated from the University of Luxembourg Competence Centre.

The ceremonies also provided an opportunity to acknowledge students’ resilience during this difficult time. “We celebrate your success and all the possible paths that open before you. Know that they are as wide and as abundant as you want them to be. If you have the means to change ineffective behaviors around you, do it. If you have the tools to shape a better future, do it. Be heroes for your children, for your loved ones, for your friends, for your country. A different life begins here,” said the Rector, Prof. Stéphane Pallage.

“You owe this important milestone to your courage in overcoming the challenging times of the pandemic crisis. You have managed to reach your academic objectives, focusing on your goals and your dreams”, said Catherine Léglu, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.

Graduates are now members of the University’s Alumni network and are encouraged to take part in building this ever-growing international network.

Each faculty held its respective graduation ceremony:

Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine

Nearly 360 students graduated from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine on 14 December. Delivering the keynote at the Bachelor’s ceremony, Professor Christophe Ley detailed his personal experience from his student days to his current teaching position at the University. Prof. Ley, who received his Bachelor in Mathematics from the University of Luxembourg in 2003, has recently joined the teaching community as Associate professor in Mathematics and Applied Statistics.

Prof. Barbara Klink, Head of the National Center of Genetics of the “Laboratoire National de Santé” (LNS) addressed the topic of tailor-made cancer therapy and genomic tumour analysis in her keynote at the FSTM Masters’ Graduation ceremony.

List of FSTM Graduates

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Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

Over 940 students graduated this year from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance. Prof. Katalin Ligeti, dean of the faculty, extended her warmest congratulations and praised the new graduates. “The adaptability, strength and resilience that you have developed during this time is a precious asset which shall serve you well throughout your future endeavours”, she said.

List of FDEF Graduates

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Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

520 graduated from the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. “We are convinced that we have given you all the necessary tools, but the process of learning does not end with the handing over of our diploma”; “Stay confident and, above all, stay curious, then you will master every challenge!” Georg Mein, dean of the faculty, told the new graduates.

List of FHSE Graduates and ULCC Graduates

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Awards for outstanding achievements

A number of graduates received awards for outstanding achievement. These awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of partners and sponsors.

Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine Awards

  • Laurent Sturm, Master of Science in Engineering - Sustainable Product Creation, is recipient of both the Best Average Grade “2 Frënn vun der FSTM” and the Lanners Prize;
  • Lisa Maria Jungerwirth, Bachelor graduate in Engineering – Energy and environment, received both the Best Mobility Award “2 Frënn vun der FSTM” and the Luxembourg Engineers and Scientists Award;
  • Vincent Wolf, Master graduate in Mathematics, received the Germain Dondelinger Prize;
  • Inas Bosh and Tim Seuré, both Bachelor graduates in Sciences and Engineering – Mathematics, received the Luxembourg Mathematical Society Bachelor Student Prize;
  • Tim Seuré also received the Luis Y Antonio Portabella Academic Excellence Prize;
  • Iris Kremer, Bachelor in Computer Science, received the Zonta Club Luxembourg Award;
  • Tom Welter and Vincent Wolff, Master graduates in Secondary Education – Mathematics, received the Luxembourg Mathematical Society Master Student Prize;
  • Mike Paulus, Master graduate of Science in Civil Engineering - Megastructure Engineering with Sustainable Resources, received both the OAI Award and the SGI Award.

Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance Awards

  • Yasen Dimitrov Buhlev, Master graduate in Finance and Economics - Investment Management Track, received the Germain Dondelinger Prize;
  • Dominik Schlarb, Bachelor graduate in Law, received both the Luxembourg Bar Prize for the best Bachelor graduate in Law and the Luis Y Antonio Portabella Academic Excellence Prize;
  • Raian Kudashev, Master graduate of Science in quantitative Economics and Finance, recipient of the Economist Club Luxembourg Award for the Best Master Thesis in Quantitative Economics and Finance;
  • Julie Kersch, Master graduate of Science in Finance and Economics – financial Economics, recipient of the INVESTAS best Master Thesis Prize in Finance and Economics;
  • Georges El Hajal, Master graduate in Wealth Management, recipient of the Pictet Prize for the best student of the Master in Wealth Management;
  • Nevine Essam Mohamed Elsherif, Master graduate of Science in Finance and Economics - sustainable finance, and Rita José Simões, Master graduate of Science in Finance and Economics – Banking, recipients of the Bank of China Prize for the best students of the Master of Science in Finance and Economics;
  • Oxana Turtureanu, Master graduate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Award for the best Business Plan of the Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation;
  • Nils Victor Langensteiner, Master graduate in Space, Communication and Media Law, (LL.M), recipient of the Luxembourg Bar Prize to the best Master graduate in Law;
  • Andrzej Tadeusz Szulc, Master graduate in Law and Litigation of the European Union (LL.M), recipient of the European Merit Foundation Prize for the best dissertation in European Law;
  • Maria Josefina Mão Cheia Carreira, Jessica Almeida César and Pierre-Yves Jean-Marie Noël, Master graduates in Law and Litigation of the European Union (LL.M), recipients of the AZIZI Scholarship for the best students of the Master in European Union Law and Litigation.

Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences Awards

  • Hani Nasser, Master graduate in Mediation, recipient of the Germain Dondelinger Prize;
  • Michèle Pirsch, Bachelor graduate in Social and Educational Sciences, recipient of the Luis Y Antonio Portabella Academic Excellence Prize;
  • Cédric Stammet, Master in European Contemporary History, recipient of the Charlemagne Youth Prize;
  • Daniel Manzoni, Master in European Governance, recipient of the European Merit Foundation Prize;
  • Stéphanie Delgado and Yimin Zhang, Master graduates in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts, recipients of the Translating Cultures Prize;
  • Eldin Babic, Master in Architecture, and Aisha Abdullah, Master in Architecture, recipients of the OAI Award;
  • Kim Wichmann, Master in Psychology - Psychological Intervention, recipient of the SLP Award.

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