Graduation ceremony: Brand University congratulates its graduates

A festive day at Brand University of Applied Sciences: On the 26th of September 2019, we were able to say goodbye to around 90 graduates of our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes and extend a warm welcome to our new freshmen.

Prof. Dr. h. c. Shan Fan opened the celebrations with a speech in which he shared with the audience which skills and attitudes lead to success in life.

Franziska Schmiedebach-Ullner spoke as a representative of the lecturers and advised graduates to embark on a professional path after graduation that will give them real pleasure.

The students also took the chance to say goodbye. Thorge Wandrei, representative of the German-speaking students, quoted with a wink the most popular sayings of the professors and lecturers and remembered the highlight of his studies: a study trip to Ningbo.

Lu Cheng spoke on behalf of the international student community and encouraged her fellow students to step out of their comfort zone for the path ahead.

The highlight of the celebration was the awarding of the certificates on stage. The now official graduates proudly accepted their certificates in front of their families and friends.

Jens Lönneker, President of the Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des Markenwesens (G·E·M) e.V., entered the stage as guest of honour to present Rieke Strutz, the best graduate of the Brand Management course, with a one-year membership in the G·E·M.

Afterwards, all graduates celebrated together with their relatives, the new students and the staff of the BU in the restaurant of the Mozartsäle.

We congratulate our fresh alumni and wish them all the best and much success for the future. At the same time, we look forward to accompanying our new freshmen on their journey at Brand University of Applied Sciences.

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