July 07th 2016

MCI students have been awarded the 2016 DFK scholarships

The German Friends of the Universities in Innsbruck (DFK) support exceptional students in their professional and academic development and awards three scholarships to students at the Management Center Innsbruck.

For the occasion of the annual conference of the renowned German Friends of the Universities in Innsbruck including MCI, three particularly gifted students of the University of Innsbruck, the Innsbruck Medical University and MCI were awarded the annual DFK study scholarship.

The substantially endowed prize supports students with a high potential in their academic and professional careers and represent a significant recognition of their past academic achievements. The award is given to students with excellent professional and personal achievement who have attained exceptional study results and pursue ambitious future plans or projects. The prize should enable the young scholars to attain a particularly ambitious aim.

The following students can enjoy the benefits of the DFK award 2016:

Katharina Angerer, Bsc, master student of Biotechnology at MCI, is also studying Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Innsbruck and will use the award to fund a research term at Rockefeller University, New York City. During this stay she will employ state-of-the-art research methods in molecular biology to investigate mechanisms of RNA interference and their role in the origin of certain diseases.

Michael Gerbl, BSc, master student of Mechatronics & Smart Technologies at MCI, plans to do deepen his doctoral research in stochastic error models, filters and sensor fusion. He furthermore intends to use the funding to continue the development of a measuring instrument designed as part of his master degree study and ready it for production.

Daniel Hölzl, bachelor student of Business & Management at MCI, will use the DFK prize to finance his semester abroad at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto. In addition, the one-time professional soccer player for Red Bull, Salzburg, intends to gain work experience with McKinsey & Company and will use the funds to prepare for the admission procedure.

Awards were also received by Anita Siller and Veronika Riedl (University of Innsbruck) and Benedikt Hofer (Innsbruck Medical University). The Entrepreneurial School® congratulates all the recipients and wishes them success in their professional and academic development.

Founded in 1922 by a coalition of personalities from the fields of economy, science, culture and politics with the aim of furthering the University of Innsbruck and MCI, the German Friends of the Universities in Innsbruck provide an annual award for special achievement which is presented by the University of Innsbruck, the Innsbruck Medical University and MCI. The winner is determined by a jury. The jury may also decide to split the award between several applicant.

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