The NIT (Northern Institute of Technology) Management announced the "Hauke Trinks Award" in recognition of the memory and values of Prof. Hauke Trinks, the founding father of the NIT. With this award, the NIT seeks to draw the attention of students at universities in Northern Germany to the life and work of Prof. Hauke Trinks.

The prize is intended to honor graduates of Bachelor's degree programs at universities and colleges in Northern Germany (Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Bremen, Lower Saxony) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) who have achieved outstanding results in their final thesis, have demonstrated a high degree of scientific curiosity, and have pursued original and interdisciplinary approaches to gaining scientific knowledge.

The application deadline for the Hauke Trinks Award has been in August. Thank you for all applications.

NIT Founding Father: Hauke Trinks

Hauke Trinks (1943 - 2016) studied physics at the University of Bonn and later served as president of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) between 1993 and 1998. In 1998 he founded the NIT on the campus of TUHH in close cooperation with the Körber Foundation.

He was a passionate sailor with a marked affinity for adventure. Thus, after his tenure as university president, he combined his love for basic research with spending the winter in the ice at Spitzbergen. Although he lived on the island of Utsira in Norway, he continued to remain in close contact with his German homeland.

Hauke Trinks died at the age of 73 on Spitsbergen in Norway.

Winners of the Hauke Trinks Award 2019

In 2019 the NIT (Northern Institute of Technology) Management has declared the winner of the Hauke Trinks Award for the second time. The winners of this prestigious award were announced at the annual NIT summer barbecue.

The coveted first place went to Marius Block, a student at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), for his bachelor thesis on the classification and presentation of lipid structures. Second place went to Marcel Otte, and third place to Kristina Wolff, both of whom also studied at the HAW.

Congratulations to all winners, and thank you all for your interesting applications. 

Marius Block, 1st Place
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

"I want to use the prize money to buy myself time for my future self-employment. Since I finance my studies by myself, the money helps me to free up more resources. This means, for example, more time for project ideas in addition to lectures and participation in conferences and workshops in order to expand my network."

Marcel Otte, 2nd Place
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

"For me, being the first runner-up of the Hauke Trinks Award is not only a very nice conclusion of my studies, but also an honour to be awarded in the name of such an inspiring scientist, who did not fear the adventure of wintering in the ice on Spitzbergen for his research."

Kristina Wolff, 3rd Place
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

"My special thanks goes to my supervisor Dr. sc. hum. Alexander Thomas Bauer at the UKE and my professor Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Mühlberger at the HAW Life Sciences. Of course I would also like to thank my parents for their unconditional support during my studies."

Winners of the Hauke Trinks Award 2018

In 2018 the NIT awarded the Hauke Trinks Award for the first time. We were overwhelmed by the great submissions we received from the students and graduates of various Hamburg universities. In numerous videos and presentations these students presented their innovative scientific work. 

The three submissions that impressed us the most were awarded the Hauke Trinks Award at the NIT Graduation in autumn 2018. Francesca Meyer (m., TUHH) received the first prize, while places 2 and 3 went to Lisa Christin Watter (r.,TUHH) and Niels Röschmann (l., University of Applied Sciences). We congratulate the winners once again and thank all senders for the great videos. 



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