Welcome to the Faculty of Economics and Management
at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
"Congratulations!" begins an email - from the Web of Science Group at clarivate.com - that FEM Professor Marko Sarstedt (Marketing Chair) recently found in his mailbox. And yes, he remembered, as in the previous year, these notifications are sent out every November ... Initial suspicion quickly became certainty: "You have been identified in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list from the Web of Science Group. During the last decade, you have produced multiple highly cited papers, which are defined as those ranking in the top 1% by citations for a publication field and year. This is a tremendous accomplishment as very few researchers earn this distinction."
It is truly an exclusive circle in which Prof. Sarstedt was anew admitted into: currently, only seven German researchers are listed in the field of "Economics & Business". The vast majority of the approx. 120 listed economists worldwide come from the USA, including Harvard, Berkeley, Princeton, Yale, Chicago, Stanford, MIT and, ... OVGU Magdeburg. Hats off and congratulations!
The Klaus Erich Pollman Research Award, endowed from the Karin Witte Funds for the advancement of the Otto von Guericke University and named after the university's former rector, was awarded to a junior scientist of the Faculty of Economics and Management. In 2017, Dr. Nicole Siebold had the honor of receiving the award, and in 2019, our congratulations goes to Dr. Stefan Kupfer, research assistant at the Chair of Business Administration / Innovation and Financial Management (Prof. Lukas), whose application completely delighted a jury which had been appointed by the rectorate.
"The 5,000 Euro prize," so the announcement, "is intended for young scientist of the OVGU after completing their doctorate research and whose paper(s) has / have been assessed as summa cum laude. The applicant(s) should develop their research profile(s) further and work together with both domestic and foreign researchers. The above mentioned award must be used in accordance with this objective."
The overhanding of the research award to Stefan Kupfer took place during the annual OVGU Academic Ceremony on November 21st in the Johanniskirche. Prof. Pollman himself was in attendance for the laudation and presenting the award.
It should also be mentioned, not only for the sake of completeness, that Dr. Kupfer was invited to the stage for a second time during this evening for best FEM-Doctoral Candidate 2019 and to receive the faculty prize respectively.
Press release of the 2019 OVGU Academic Ceremony (incl. videoprofile of Stefan Kupfer)
On November 9th, the Faculty of Economics and Management had the pleasure of welcoming approximately 300 guests in lecture hall 5 to celebrate the graduation and completion of studies. The faculty’s alumni association, like always very supportive and highly involved in this event, greeted all guests in the foyer with a welcome drink, and provided a photo booth for the graduation participants for taking pictures, either for or after the ceremony. During the ceremony, official speeches were followed by festivity rhythm and music, and outstanding teaching and academic achievements were awarded. Finally, and as the highlight of the event, diplomas and certificates were presented to the graduates. Congratulations, to all of our 2019 graduates!
The link to the pictures of the event (Felix Pauline) can be found here.
After reviewing the student evaluations of lecturers in the Eval.uni-System, the FEM Teaching Prize (FWW Lehrpreis) for outstanding performance in teaching students for the previous summer semester were awarded. Ms. Prof. Dr. Susanne Enke received accolades in the bachelor's field for her "outstanding dedication in teaching", and Mr. PD Dr. Stephan Schosser for the best overall rating in the master's field. Congratulations to the top winners and all other laureates (Bachelor: 2. Omar Martin Ahmad, M.Sc., 3. Prof. Dr. Michael Kvasnicka; Master: 2. Tobias Volkmer, M. Sc., 3. Sebastian Oelrich, M. Sc. LL.M.oec.).
The certificates were signed by the Dean of Studies, Prof. Sebastian Eichfelder, and handed over to the laureates on November 9th during the official graduation ceremony of the faculty.