German Student Union and German University Association honor student commitment


Who will be "Student of the Year 2023"? For the eighth time, the German University Association (DHV) and the German Student Union (DSW) are offering the Student Engagement Award, which they jointly established five years ago. The prize money amounts to 5,000 euros and is donated by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. With this award, DHV and DSW want to honor the student or a team of students who show an outstanding commitment that goes beyond their academic achievements and should be innovative and, if possible, unique. There is no restriction on the manner in which this has been accomplished. The prize is to be awarded, pandemic permitting, on April 3, 2023, at the "Gala of German Science" in Berlin.

"There are many among the 2.9 million students who are involved in government and society, politics and associations, but above all in an honorary and altruistic way beyond their studies," explained DHV President Professor Dr. Bernhard Kempen and DSW President Professor Dr. Rolf-Dieter Postlep. "DHV and DSW want to make this commitment more visible with the award 'Student of the Year' by giving publicity to a particularly positive example of student commitment."

Both award organizers are calling for nominations for the award by December 31, 2022. Interested parties can find more information in the following announcement:



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