VADUZ – At the graduation ceremony of the University of Liechtenstein on Friday, two doctoral degrees were awarded and 148 graduates were allowed to receive their diplomas. In addition, awards were given for exceptional achievements.
Rector Markus Jäger and Vice Rector Stefan Seidel welcomed the guests at the graduation ceremony, which was held on campus for the first time in two years, as the University of Liechtenstein announced after the celebrations. The respective head of studies awarded the graduates present with the academic degrees in the fields of architecture and economics. In his celebratory speech, Patrick Bont, VP Bank’s Chief Risk Officer, emphasized the importance of values in dealing with risks in everyday professional and private life. He asks the graduates: “Let your personal values and convictions guide you when assessing risks.”
In addition to the 148 graduates who were allowed to receive their diplomas, two students were also awarded doctorates.
In the field of economics, Peyman Badakhshan received his doctorate with the title magna cum laude for his dissertation “Value creation with business process management”, his doctoral supervisor is Prof. Jan vom Brocke.
Hendrik Peer Kimmerle’s dissertation entitled “Sustainable Finance, Investor’s Preferences and Shareholder Value” was also awarded the title magna com laude. The doctoral supervisor is Prof. Marco Menichetti.
According to the announcement, nine graduates were awarded prizes from Liechtenstein companies and associations as well as the Swiss Werkbund for their exceptional achievements:
The LIA, the Liechtenstein Association of Engineers and Architects, traditionally honors the best graduates of the bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture. The award in the bachelor’s degree went to Lina Gasperi, the one in the master’s degree went to Barbara Lydia Ruech.
For the first time this year, the Swiss Werkbund award was awarded to a master’s degree in architecture. The award winner is also Barbara Lydia Ruech.
As in previous years, the Hilti AG foundation for promoting young technical talent honors the most innovative diploma theses from the bachelor’s and master’s degree courses in economics. The award in the bachelor’s degree in business administration was given to Konrad Wurst. The award in the field of master’s courses went to Leo Richard Irudayam (master’s course in business informatics).
The Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA) awarded the best average of all modules from the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with International Financial Services and from the Master’s degree in Finance. The award in the bachelor’s degree went to Philipp Schädler. In the master’s course, the award was given to Luca Ritter.
The LBV also honored outstanding scientific and practical theses. The award in the bachelor’s degree went to Sebastian Klein, the one in the master’s degree went to Florian Pommer.