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Tossing mortar boards in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus: EBS Universität bids farewell to graduates

2 September 2016 | By: Pressestelle EBS Universität
Hütewerfen im Kurhaus 2017

The EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht bade farewell to this year’s graduates during an official ceremony on Saturday (09.09). Bachelor, Master and Law students celebrated their graduation in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus with the traditional mortar-board tossing ceremony. These included the second year to graduate from the new EBS Law School, founded in 2010.

In the morning, the university said farewell to 200 bachelor students during the traditionally festive ceremony. In the afternoon, 246 master students, including 18 MBA graduates and 25 doctoral students, tossed their mortar boards in the air. Professor Markus Ogorek, President of the EBS, congratulated the graduates on this year’s outstanding results in the final examinations: “Our students’ excellent performance is founded on the close interrelationship between research and practice at the EBS”, according to the trained lawyer.

EBS Alumnus Andreas Thümmler, co-founder and managing partner of ACXIT Capital Partners and the German single malt whisky distillery St. Kilian, encouraged the graduates to become economically and socially involved in society. The entrepreneur is convinced that the EBS gave him the initial impetus to found his company. Thümmler is also committed to various social projects, for instance in the foundation steps for children, and warned the future leaders: “It is important to take time to do something good, because there is still so much to do. We are still facing so many challenges worldwide.”

Further guests of honour included Managing Director of SRH Higher Education, Professor Jörg Winterberg, Professor Roman Poseck, President of the Higher Regional Court Frankfurt am Main and President of the Hesse Superior Court, and former Minister of Justice for Hesse, Dr. h.c. Jörg-Uwe Hahn. EBS alumnus Christoph Stadeler, Vertical Auto Lead EMEA at Facebook and Dr. h.c. Christine Koziczinski, Chair of the Law School Board of Trustees also attended. The programme ended with the conferment of the EBS Alumni Awards for outstanding student performance in various categories, the student speeches as well as a performance by the choir of the EBS Law School.

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