October 20th 2022


‘Deutscher Freundeskreis der Universitäten in Innsbruck e.V.’ supports outstanding students in their professional and academic career development | Three MCI students convince the jury

At the annual meeting of the ‘Deutscher Freundeskreis der Universitäten in Innsbruck e.V.’ (DFK), the prestigious DFK Study Sponsorship Award was awarded to students of the Entrepreneurial School®, the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck (LFU) and the Medical University of Innsbruck. From 30 entries, three MCI students stood out with their exceptional personal and academic achievements and ambitious goals for the future and received the coveted sponsorship award.

Mateus Enzenberg, BSc, project assistant at MCI as well as Master's student of the MCI degree program "Medical Technologies", would like to use the award to further develop his projects in the field of medical technologies. His current developments include a rehabilitation training device and a device to prevent drowning accidents of children.

Tobias Müller studies the MCI Bachelor's program "Digital Business & Software Engineering" and is particularly interested in artificial intelligence and deep learning in image processing. He would like to invest the DFK funding award in his start-up, which is working on the development of an all-electric off-road motorcycle.

Helene Stanger, BA, Nonprofit, Social and Health Care Management, is a self-employed event manager and founder of Growin', an initiative to develop sustainable ideas by apprentices. She is aiming for a Master's degree at HEC Paris or NOVA SBE in Lisbon in the field of "Sustainability & Social Innovation" and would like to use the award to finance her studies.

At the Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck, the awards went to Alex Fischer, Anna Siebenbrunner and Katharina Föger. At the Medical University of Innsbruck, the winners are Stefan Fuchs, Marc Kalenka and Viktor Lang.

The ‘Deutscher Freundeskreis‘ is an association of distinguished personalities from business, science, society and politics. The DFK aims to provide non-material and material support for the universities in Innsbruck, including the MCI, and their students, to promote cooperation in partnership between these universities, to network their graduates with the business community and to foster friendly relations between its members.


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