DIES ACADEMICUS 2010: Young academics honored for top performance

Showpiece of the performance capacity of young academics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


Recognition for high-level commitment and performance: on the occasion of annual DIES ACADEMICUS, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) honors young scientists in an acknowledgement of their excellent final papers. This year, 16 students received an award for top performance. "The honors bestowed on the prize winners during the DIES ACADEMICUS document the motivation and capability of our young scientists. Supporting these young scientists is one of the pillars of our university, and we do our best to support and utilize the future potential of research and teaching to the best of our ability," states the President of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Professor Dr. Georg Krausch. "The DIES ACADEMICUS reminds us every year how important foundations and private commitment are for top performance in science."

In 2009, 665 students received a doctoral degree from JGU. Every year, the large number of high-quality theses includes a few that excel. Their authors are therefore honored for their scientific excellence and top performance. Foundations and business initiatives have again contributed to support our young scientists and to promote top research at Mainz University.

This year's prizes were provided by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, the Friends of Mainz University, the Peregrinus Foundation, the Dr. Feldbausch Foundation, the Lions Club (Oppenheim), the Alfred Teves Foundation, and the Antonie Wlosok Foundation. In addition, several young scientists received the Johannes Gutenberg University Prize for their doctoral theses in their respective departments.