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Graduates of TUM Campus Straubing bid farewell

TUMCS | Press Release | 23.10.2023

The TUM Campus Straubing (TUMCS) for Biotechnology and Sustainability said farewell to its graduates in a ceremony on Friday. More than 90 Bachelor’s and Master’s students received a certificate and a sustainable mini city tower as a small gift from the hands of Rector Prof. Volker Sieber, Vice-Rector Prof. Anja Faße and Dean of Studies Prof. Cordt Zollfrank.

In his welcoming speech, Rector Prof. Sieber spoke of an outstanding day for the campus and an unforgettable moment for the graduates. In his speech, the TUMCS Rector also addressed the students’ hardships during the Corona pandemic. Studying as a special time of growing up had been marked by online lectures and contact blocks, which had made the social component of studying enormously difficult.

Dean of Studies Prof. Zollfrank said goodbye to the graduates with handicraft instructions for a boomerang. Symbolically, the graduates should now take their knowledge out into the world, but also maintain the connection to their alma mater and perhaps even return to TUM for a doctorate.

Future-oriented topics in the historic Knights’ Hall

Toni Hinterdobler, chairman of Hochschulstadt Straubing e.V., congratulated the graduates, as did Straubing’s mayor Werner Schäfer, who was pleased to welcome the celebrants to the Rittersaal – a place where Straubing’s history now meets forward-looking topics such as biotechnology and sustainability.

Katharina Grimme and Carina Schroeder, both graduates of the Bachelor’s programme in Chemical Biotechnology, spoke in their speech of a formative time at TUMCS. “In addition, we would like to thank our parents, families and acquaintances who made their contribution to the successful completion of our studies,” said both graduates.

TUMCS alumna Madlen Grau, who is studying BSc. & MSc. Renewable Resources at the campus and celebrated her Master’s degree in 2020, gave an impressive talk about her current job as a project manager at the company TD Rohstoffhandel Ebenhausen GmbH und Co. KG and showed the advantages of studying in Straubing for the professional world later on.

Around 90 former students – including many from abroad – gathered in the Rittersaal for the ceremony to celebrate the graduation together with friends and relatives as well as students and professors.

The development of sustainable technologies on the one hand and their economic implementation on the other – these are the two major topics that the TUM Campus Straubing brings together as the so-called “Integrative Research Institute” of the Technical University of Munich. Academic education at the TUM Campus Straubing takes place within the framework of around a dozen Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.