Monday, September 30, 2019


On September 27th, NIT President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto von Estorff and Managing Director Verena Fritzsche proudly handed over the graduation certificates to the new NIT Master's graduates. They have successfully completed the demanding Master's program in Technology Management alongside a second Master's program at the TUHH or a full-time job. More than 150 family members and friends from many countries including Germany, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Croatia, Lebanon, and more took part.

TUHH Vice President Kerstin Kuchta and the Chief Digital Officer, Christian Pfromm, congratulated the new graduates.

The graduates were ceremoniously bid farewell by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kerstin Kuchta, Vice President for Teaching at the Technical University of Hamburg, who also underlined the special relationship of the TUHH and the NIT. Christian Pfromm, Chief Digital Officer of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, also spoke to the students and wished them all the best for the future. From the NIT Alumni Network, Chakra Banerjee, Class '09 graduate and founder of TOWER360, congratulated the graduates.

The DAAD Award for Extraordinary Commitment goes to US-American, Annelis Breed.

This year, the NIT student body selected graduate Annelis Breed as the winner of the DAAD Prize for Extraordinary Commitment. She was particularly qualified because of her great willingness to help and the organization of many social groups and events. The DAAD Prize is endowed with €1,000 and is intended to give a face to the more than 355,000 foreign students in Germany.

Graduates voted Canadian Bill Blake as "Best Teacher 2019".

Also, graduates from all faculty selected Bill Blake of the Queens School of Business in Kingston, Canada as "Best Teacher 2019". The students were particularly enthusiastic about his practical teaching style and his charismatic way of moderating the lessons. Unfortunately, Prof. Blake was unable to attend the ceremony, but sent his thanks via video. Afterwards, the graduates and their guests toasted the graduation in the foyer of the NIT and concluded the evening with a boat trip on the Elbe.

About the NIT

At the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management, talents from all over the world learn how to take on management tasks responsibly. With its Master's program in Technology Management (M.A./MBA), the NIT offers english-language courses which can also be completed as a double master's degree in combination with an M.Sc. in Engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH). The NIT was founded in 1998 by 40 professors of the TUHH as a non-profit, limited liability company. It is financially supported by various foundations and companies. The NIT is located on the TUHH campus in the south of Hamburg.


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