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International Awards Ceremony on Belval Campus

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Publié le jeudi, 15 juin 2017

On 6th June, the University of Luxembourg and its International Relations Office invited to the annual International Awards Ceremony on Belval Campus. The event was held to honour the winners of the Top Student Prize and the U.S. Embassy – U.S. Enterprise Scholarship, as well as all the students selected for a study abroad period outside Europe in the framework of the University’s Global exchange programme.

The University of Luxembourg’s Vice-President for Doctoral Education and Training, Gender, and International Relations, Prof. Tonie van Dam, the Ambassador of Japan to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Shigeji Suzuki and Daniel Pattarini, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, were present to honour the students selected this year for a study period as part of one the international programmes of the University of Luxembourg.

For many years, the University of Luxembourg has been encouraging student mobility beyond the borders of Europe and making a wide range of mobility opportunities available to its students. This year, over 40 students have been nominated for a stay at a partner university outside Europe as part of the Global Exchange Programme. During the academic year 2017-2018, they will be studying for one term in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, China, India, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, or Brazil.

Furthermore, four of these students were awarded the U.S. Embassy – U.S. Enterprise Scholarship for their stay in the United States. The grant is sponsored jointly by the American Embassy in Luxembourg and by the companies EY, Goodyear Dunlop, Michelman International, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BNY Mellon, Brown Brothers Harriman, Citi, J.P. Morgan, Northern Trust and the State Street Bank. This year, the laureates are Louis Grün, Pol Pennacchio and Sven Schmeler, all Bachelor students in English studies, as well as Roberta da Graça Pinto, Bachelor student in Law.

As to the University of Luxembourg’s Top Student Prize, it is awarded every year to nine of the best students within the University’s three faculties, who are invited to a three-week summer course in Asian studies at Sophia University in Tokyo. During this summer school, the students learn the fundamentals of the Japanese language and discover all about Japanese society, history and culture.