Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) said goodbye to around 450 graduates of the winter semester 2022/23 at its graduation ceremony. The guests enjoyed a premiere: it was also the first event in the new Congress Centrum Ingolstadt. The graduation ceremony complements the Academic Ceremony, which takes place annually in winter. Due to the increasing number of students at the THI, graduates will in future be bade farewell twice a year in a ceremony.
THI President Prof. Dr. Walter Schober welcomed the graduates and their escorts and gave them the following advice in his speech: "Stay curious, stay open to new ideas and be prepared to constantly develop yourself. The world needs people like you who think innovatively, who think outside the box and who have the courage to break new ground."
Dr. Markus Söder, Bavarian Prime Minister, addressed the graduates with a video message: "Congratulations. You have received a super education. The THI has developed into one of the best universities in Bavaria. For you, today is an important life moment, but also for us - because you are strengthening the Free State of Bavaria."
The event was moderated by Hannah Eryazici and Matthias Koller, two THI students. The programme also included award ceremonies and honours for particularly outstanding academic achievements. In addition to the prize for the best Bachelor's and Master's degree, outstanding final theses related to entrepreneurship and internationalisation were honoured. A group of students led by Prof. Dr. Michaela Regler, the THI's women's representative, was honoured as the outstanding student project. The team developed a platform with the help of which tutoring and babysitting offers for employees and students of the THI can be found quickly.
The evening was flanked by an entertaining show act by the successful group TanzGlanz. The event was organised by the event management team headed by Petra Quenzler. After the graduates' farewell ceremony, the guests celebrated on the campus grounds in the Reimanns restaurant until the early hours of the morning.