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“DAAD Prize for International Students” goes to Francis Opoku-Amoako

Hof University of Applied Sciences has honored outstanding international students by awarding various scholarships as well as a prize ceremony. Francis Opoku-Amoako received the “Award for International Students” of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The DAAD award winner Francis Opoku-Amoako; picture: by private;

The Ghanaian is a graduate of the master’s program Software Engineering for Industrial Applications. In addition to his outstanding academic achievements and his support in integrating new students as a tutor, he is involved in social projects in his home country. For example, Francis Opoku-Amoako is involved in “ISH Concepts” against alcohol abuse in Ghana. As he was unable to attend the award ceremony in person, he was connected via video and university president Prof. Dr. Dr. H.c. Jürgen Lehmann symbolically presented the certificate. The award is provided by the DAAD and funded by the German Foreign Office.

The honored new scholarship holders together with Prof. Dr. Daniel Werner, Prof. Dr. Gerald Schmola, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heym, Prof. Dr. Heike Markus and university president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann; Image: Hof University of Applied Sciences;

In addition, 10 students in the master’s programs General Management, Operational Excellence and Software Engineering for Industrial Applications each received a scholarship from funds of the Hof University Graduate School. A further 9 scholarships were awarded to students as part of the DAAD-STIBET program, which supports international students at German universities. 16 further scholarships are funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Culture.

Tina Seidel

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