This year, for the third time, the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management is awarding the Hauke Trinks Award. The prize was created in recognition of the reputation of the NIT founding father, Hauke Trinks. Students from Hamburg's universities with a bachelor's degree in a mathematics, engineering, science, or another technical subject can apply with their thesis. The thesis should demonstrate a high degree of scientific curiosity and the clear pursuit of original and interdisciplinary approaches to gaining scientific knowledge.The bachelor's thesis must have been submitted between October 01, 2020 and May 31, 2020.
The application requires a completed application form and an exposé of the thesis, in addition to a maximum 90-second video which concisely illustrates the objectives, results, and innovative character of the thesis. Furthermore, an evaluation form of the supervising university professor is required.
The first prize is endowed with 1,000 €, the second prize with 600 €, and the third prize with 400 €.
In 1998 Prof. Dr. Hauke Trinks, founded the Northern Institute of Technology (today NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management). Trinks recognized early on that a purely technical education is no longer sufficient to successfully counter the modern, highly competitive, global pressure. With the founding of the NIT, he set a milestone in the education of young students, who learn to deal competently and flexibly with the challenges of digital change in the Master's program in Technology Management. As a passionate researcher and scientist, he enjoyed great esteem for his future-oriented thinking and spent several months on the ice in the Svalbard Islands (Norway) for his research. He died in 2016 at the age of 76 in Utsira in Norway.
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