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DAAD Prize 2016 for TUM School of Management graduate Ekaterina Filimonova
On Wednesday 23 November 2016, the DAAD Prize 2016 for outstanding achievements of foreign students at German universities was awarded to Ekaterina Filimonova M.Sc., fomer graduate student in the Master of Science Program in Consumer Affairs at TUM School of Management. Ms. Filimonova was honored in a festive ceremony with TUM Senior Vice President Dr. Hannemor Keidel at the annual DAAD fellows meeting.
Ekaterina Filimonova was selected among several other nominees thanks to her great dedication to internationalization and to solving grand societal challenges that she perfectly combines with her knowledge in management and social sciences. During her studies she was part of the project group Attracting International Students to TUM School of Management under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Holger Patzelt, where she and her team analyzed opportunities to increase the internationality of the student body in the TUM-BWL bachelor’s program. Ms. Filimonova specialized in the research field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, doing her Master Thesis with the title Entrepreneurship as a Response to the Refugee Crisis in Germany. She was among the top students in her cohort based on her academic performance and did an outstanding job in representing TUM School of Management internally as well as externally in an unprecedented way.
The DAAD prize, endowed with 1,000 euros per university, was initiated to give the many foreign students at German universities a face and to link them with stories. Because every foreign student takes a piece of Germany to his homeland and leaves something of him or herself in Germany – an enrichment for both sides. The prize winners also represent their fellow students from all over the world. They are future partners for Germany in business, politics and science.
We congratulate Ekaterina Filimonova and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.