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Outstanding achievement

DAAD Prize for International Students awarded

2.6.2022 | DIT Public Relations

The most important prize for international students at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) was awarded for the twentieth time. The award winner is Gayathri Sathyanand from Bangelore, India. She is being honoured for successful academic achievements and voluntary commitment at DIT. The prize of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is endowed with € 1,000.

Gayathri Sathyanand has been studying the Master of Science Electrical Engineering and Information Technology since 2019. Her academic achievements are outstanding. In addition, the student shows above-average voluntary commitment. As an ambassador for her degree programme, she shared her experiences with prospective students. During the lockdown, she took over the official DIT Snapchat account for a week and created the theme “DIT stays at home”. This gave students the opportunity to share their ideas on how they deal with the online semester and use the lockdown to positively improve themselves and learn new skills. In the TEDxDIT association, she led everything related to computer science on the board and organised one of the first face-to-face events at the university during the pandemic in autumn 2021. She had chosen DIT because of the practice-oriented curriculum and the university’s research activities on the latest technologies. After her studies, she would like to gain a foothold in the automotive industry. She has already put out her feelers: the young woman completed her internship and final thesis at BMW Group.

Bild (DIT): President Prof. Dr. Peter Sperber and Ulrike Sauckel, Head of International and Alumni Affairs at DIT, presented Gayathri Sathyanand with the DAAD prize of € 1,000.