RheinMain University of Applied Sciences presents DAAD prize

Prof. Dr. Christiane Jost beglückwünscht DAAD-Preisträgerin Iuliia Shilenkova. © Hochschulkommunikation | Hochschule RheinMain

The 2022 DAAD prize for outstanding achievements of international students at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences was presented to Iuliia Shilenkova. The winner was suggested by Claudia Aymar, Head of Media: Conception & Production. Shilenkova was born in Russia and won against various other candidates. The annual award from the German Academic Exchange Service was presented to Shilenkova by Prof. Dr. Christiane Jost, Vice-President for Academic and International.

The President’s Council recognizes Shilenkova’s outstanding social competencies and her remarkable congenial commitment. “Ms Shilenkova is known for her open and creative nature and her readiness to help her colleagues, especially as advisor to new students. She brings commitment and creativity to her work in the program’s social media team and to university events such as the university open house or the welcome event for new students. Shilenkova is deeply integrated into her student community and contributes to intercultural communication and cooperation“, Prof. Dr. Jost said. In addition, she stands out due to her excellent academic performance.

”I feel very honored“

Prior to her studies in Wiesbaden, which she started in the winter semester 2020/2021, Shilenkova completed a bachelor’s degree in Saint Petersburg and a master’s degree at Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. “I feel very honored that my academic performance is being recognized in this way. It is a great motivation to continue giving my best in the future. The Media: Conception & Production program is a great opportunity to develop as a person, find a passion for applied media and directly apply the theories learned. Thank you to the university and the degree program for the opportunity“, the winner said.

About the DAAD prize

The DAAD prize for outstanding achievements of international students has been presented at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences since 2014 and comes with a prize money of EUR 1,000 funded by the DAAD through the Federal Foreign Office. Professors of the university can submit potential candidates; eligible are all foreign students in any phase of their study cycle or a university degree completed within the last three months. The award honors outstanding academic performance joint by remarkable social and intercultural commitment. The prize aims at raising public awareness for how much international students and doctoral candidates contribute to the university community.