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FDEF hosts its second annual Partnership Event at MUDAM

  • Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF)
    30 November 2023

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) was delighted to hold its second annual Partnership Event on Tuesday, 28 November, at MUDAM in Luxembourg. 

The evening gathered over 100 participants. Among them were representatives from the University of Luxembourg and distinguished private and institutional partners affiliated with the FDEF. 

The event celebrated partnership and academic excellence, shining a spotlight on our 2023 FDEF laureates, who were honoured to receive awards and prizes from our esteemed sponsors. 

The Faculty is working with diverse companies and institutions on partnerships for education, research and outreach. Such partnerships prove to be a win-win situation for all sides, as they meet the needs of today’s recruiters and graduates. Students have access to valuable grants or prizes to continue their education or make their curriculum stand out. Joint teaching or networking activities offer students valuable insights and contacts with professionals in their field, which are grounds for both sides to consider internships or employment. Partnerships also offer a first opportunity to meet relevant employers in their field, while hard-working and exceptional students can stand out to potential recruiters. Considering the changing working environment, recruiters can also tap into this pool of future workers to understand the perceptions and perspectives of the next generation of employees.   

Dean Katalin Ligeti inaugurated the ceremony with welcoming words highlighting the pivotal role of fostering partnerships between the University and external stakeholders. Professor Ligeti extended deep gratitude to all partners, acknowledging their essential contribution in empowering the faculty to fulfil its core missions of research, teaching and societal service. 

The ceremony concluded with a networking cocktail, to stimulate significant connections among partners, students and FDEF professors. This friendly atmosphere offered the perfect environment for engaging conversations, allowing attendees to shape valuable connections. 

2023 FDEF Student Winners  

Bachelor 

Portabella Excellence & Mobility Award – Valérie RUECKER 

Portabella Academic Excellence Award – David BARTHELS 

Prix du Barreau de Luxembourg – Meilleur étudiant de Bachelor en Droit – Thierry HIRSCH  

Master 

The Germain Dondelinger Award for the Best Master thesis – Panagiota APOSTOLOPOULOU 

The Ministère de l’Économie/STATEC Award for the best student of the Master of Science in Finance and Economics “Financial Economics” track – Sam WEHRHAUSEN 

The ABBL Award for the best student of the Master of Science in Finance and Economics “Banking” track – Fagueye GUEYE 

The ALFI Award for the best student of the Master of Science in Finance and Economics “Investment Management” track – Melvin HORN 

The ACA Award for the best student of the Master of Science in Finance and Economics “Risk Management” track – Andrei VULPE 

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange Award for the best student of the Master of Science in Finance and Economics “Digital Transformation in Finance” track – Yevheniia KLYMENKO  

The Chair in Sustainable Finance Award for the best student of the Master of Science in Finance and Economics “Sustainable Finance” track – Joao Ricardo DE FIGUEIREDO PINTO MARTINS  

The Pictet Prize for the best student of the Master in Wealth Management – Luzviminda Virag JULESZ 

The Bank of China Award for the best Master Thesis in the Master of Science in Finance and Economics “Digital Transformation Track” – Jérôme KRAUSE and Yevheniia KLYMENKO 

The LuxFlag Award for the best thesis of the Master of Science in Finance and Economics – “Sustainable Finance” track in memory of Sachin S. Vankalas – Gunay HUSEYNOVA  

The Investas Prize for the best Master Thesis in the Master of Science in Finance and Economics “Financial Economics Track” – Laetitia COIMBRA 

The Economist Club Luxembourg Award for the best student of the Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance – Pavel STUPATSKII and Emma THILL 

The Chamber of Commerce Prize for the best business plan of the Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Cesar Francisco FERNANDEZ OLIVA and Henry Alejandro FERNANDEZ OLIVA  

Prix du Barreau de Luxembourg pour le major de promotion du Master en Droit – Nicole MUNDHENKE 

ATOZ Award for Academic Excellence in Tax – Polychronios EFSTATHIOU  

Prix Josef AZIZI – Nicole MUNDHENKE  

Prix de la Fondation du Mérite Européen – Ioanna BAGIA 

PwC Award – Emily Paula HERBERT 

KPMG Award – Luca LADIKA

Please find a list of all our partners at FDEF at this link