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24 January 2018 | By:
DAAD-Preis geht an EBS Student Vikramjit Singh

Student Vikramjit Singh celebrates receiving this year’s DAAD Prize of the EBS Universität together with Professor Christian Landau (l) and Professor Markus Kreutzer (r).

Vikramjit Singh awarded the DAAD Prize of the EBS Universität

With “Meditation@EBS”, he brought a breath of India to Oestrich-Winkel and eased the tension in the everyday life of both students and staff. Vikramjit Singh not only initiated the first meditation course at the EBS, he is also especially involved in promoting the integration of foreign students at the University. For this, the Indian student has been awarded the Prize of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and the EBS Universität. The prize endowed with 1,000 euros is awarded each year to a foreign student at the EBS for exceptional social commitment and outstanding academic achievement.

Thanks to the course “Meditation@EBS”, he is well-known at the University. “I would like to help people to cope better with all the stress of hectic everyday life and to find true inner peace”, says Vikramjit Singh. His untiring commitment to integrating foreign students into university life did not go unnoticed either: whether helping to find accommodation or to get used to a totally new environment, the personable Indian student has provided many new students with guidance and support. In his job as assistant at the Career Services Center he has helped his fellow students to optimise application documents and to plan their careers. “We are always looking out for passionate people who can help us to further develop our University. Vikramjit is one of those people who have really enriched our institution, not only in a few but in many areas”, Professor Markus Kreutzer, Dean of the Business School, explains in his laudation. He presented the award at a celebratory ceremony yesterday evening.

Vikramjit Singh was born in Mumbai, India. Following his Bachelor’s studies in Biotechnology he worked in the research department of Unilever and, in September 2016, applied for an MBA study programme at the EBS Universität. With an average grade of 87.5%, he is one of the top graduates of his class and also achieved an excellent grade for his Master’s thesis. He was awarded the EBS Gold Scholarship (75 % of tuition fees) for his study programme and also received the Dean’s Award for his dedicated service to the University. In his speech of thanks for the DAAD Prize he appealed to his fellow students to be more broad-minded: “It’s all about recognising how much we have been given and then to consider what we can give in return”, the charismatic student explains. “You meet many inspiring personalities at the EBS, which I personally found very enriching. However, we should also consider how we ourselves can inspire others.” After graduation, Singh would very much like to stay in Germany and work here.

The Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Every year, together with German universities, it honours international students who have distinguished themselves both through their excellent academic achievements and their outstanding social and intercultural commitment. A jury of students, staff and faculty members selects the winner from among all proposed candidates. The EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht has been awarding this prize for more than ten years.

Further information about the DAAD Prize on: https://www.daad.de/hochschulen/betreuung/preise/de/14149-daad-preis/

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