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Graduation ceremony with the awarding of doctoral degrees and special awards

On Friday, 27 September 2013, two doctoral degrees were awarded as part of the 2013 graduation ceremony at the University of Liechtenstein. Graduates from Austria, Germany and Switzerland were also presented with awards for their extraordinary achievements. Prime Minister Adrian Hasler attended the ceremony. 

136 graduates of the University of Liechtenstein

On Friday, 27 September 2013, two doctoral degrees were awarded as part of the 2013 graduation ceremony at the University of Liechtenstein. Graduates from Austria, Germany and Switzerland were also presented with awards for their extraordinary achievements. Prime Minister Adrian Hasler attended the ceremony. 


“I warmly congratulate all graduates and hope that their success will open up new career prospects for them. It is important that they stay curious and never lose sight of their goals,” emphasized Prime Minister Adrian Hasler at the University of Liechtenstein.



Among the successful graduates from the University of Liechtenstein were 25 students from Liechtenstein.



Extraordinary achievements 

Rector Klaus Näscher and the Chair of the Senate, Professor Peter Droege, presented the graduates with their academic degrees in Architecture and Business Economics. For the fourth time at the University of Liechtenstein, two students were presented with their doctoral degrees in Business Economics: this year it was Stefan Wilhelm and Thomas Götzen, who both specialized in Entrepreneurship and Management. 

After the congratulatory speech by Dr. Mario F. Broggi, University Councillor at the University of Liechtenstein, seven graduates were awarded prizes by Liechtenstein and Swiss companies and associations for their extraordinary achievements. 



From left to right: speakers Dr. Mario F. Broggi, Prime Minister Adrian Hasler and Rector Klaus Näscher.


Awards in the field of Architecture

The award for best graduate in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture – sponsored by Swiss Engineering STV, the Swiss Association of Engineers and Architects – was presented to David Dudler from Buchs, Switzerland, in recognition of his achievement of a grade of 4.5 for his Bachelor’s thesis and an overall grade average of 5.3. 

Archimedes – the Association of Swiss University Graduates – and the Liechtenstein Association of Engineers and Architects presented their award for the best student in the Master’s degree programme in Architecture to Christina Schlüter from Dornbirn, Austria, who achieved a grade of 5.5 for her Master’s thesis and as an overall grade average.


Prizes for graduates in Business Economics

The “Promoting young technological talent” foundation, an offshoot of Hilti AG in Schaan, awarded prizes for the most innovative Bachelor’s and Master’s theses in Business Economics. In the Bachelor’s degree programme, the two graduates Marco Düngler from Schruns, Austria, and Johannes Josef Maurer from Wolfurt, Austria, achieved the same grade of 5.8. In the Master’s degree programme in Entrepreneurship, Felix Schüssler from Feldkirch, Austria, received an award for his grade of 5.8.

The Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBV) awarded prizes for the best average in all modules from the Bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration with the focus area Financial Services. The best grade average (5.4) was achieved by Gabriel Schäfer from Bregenz, Austria. Thomas Wachter from Aulendorf, Germany, received an award for the best grade average (5.5) in all modules from the Master’s degree programme in Banking and Financial Management, which was also presented by the LBV.


Rector Klaus Näscher is delighted with the “extraordinary quality of the graduates, which in many cases will now benefit the economy of Liechtenstein and the surrounding region.”

Graduates at the graduation ceremony

(according to region)



Graduates from Liechtenstein



Graduates from Vorarlberg



Graduates from the Werdenberg and Obertoggenburg region
From left to right: David Dudler, Laura Kuipers and Mario Hanselmann



Graduates from the Rhine Valley
From left to right: Vreni Bean, Florian Luck and Eva-Maria Lässer



Graduates from the canton of St. Gallen
From left to right: Jan Wernli, Marius Schulte-Mattler, Simona Bruderer, Christoph Brocker, Josip Budzaki, Barbara Höfelmayr and Janine Goldiger



Graduates from the Sarganserland
From left to right: Richard Jäger and Tanja Wälti



Graduates from South-Eastern Switzerland
From left to right: Anna-Lydia Capaul and Anja Diener

Graduates at the graduation ceremony

(according to degree programme)


Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture
Anja Diener, Chur
Eva-Maria Lässer, Diepoldsau
Tanja Wälti, Plons
Simona Bruderer, Herisau
David Dudler, Buchs
Madeleine Bender, Mittelberg
Andreas Dirnberger, Dornbirn
Nurgül Dursun, Bregenz
Lhamo Heinzle, Klaus
Fatma Karaokutan, Lustenau
Dominic Lüftenegger, Kufstein
Thomas Moosbrugger, Dornbirn
Anna Maria Speckle, Dornbirn
Gabriela Wäger, Götzis
Abbas Mansouri, Teheran

Bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration
Karin J. Fischli, Balzers
Jonas Gantenbein, Mauren
Ricarda Gassner, Triesenberg
Daniel Gunsch, Balzers
Katrina Kobler, Schaan
Manuel Maier, Vaduz
Claudia Mehl, Eschen
Marco Öhri, Schaanwald
Florian Andreas Sterr, Vaduz
Thomas Walch, Ruggell
Christof Westerhoven, Vaduz
Janine Goldiger, St. Gallen
Barbara Höfelmayr, Lutzenberg
Laura Kuipers, Sevelen
Simone Bischof, Feldkirch
Karolina Bruckmüller, Hard
Manuel Brunner, Feldkirch
Martin Burtscher, Lochau
Marco Düngler, Schruns
Lisa Hagspiel, Schwarzach
Manfred Havrilla, Ludesch
Christoph Hinteregger, Schlins
Florian Hintringer, Feldkirch
Vera Andrea Klien, Dornbirn
Michaela Lins, Klaus
Maureen List, Nenzing
Alexander Loser, Bregenz
Stephan Lutz ,Fussach
Johannes Josef Maurer, Wolfurt
Emilija Minova, Bregenz
Stephanie Novak, Wolfurt
Nadja Plank, Satteins
Gabriel Schäfer, Bregenz
Dominik Schmid ,Hard
Anna Schoch, Hard
Marius Maximilian Schulte-Mattler, Bergisch Gladbach

Bachelor’s degree programme in Information Systems
Dominik Dür, Schwarzach
Anabel Frick, Schwarzach
Anita Hammerer, Hohenems
Mathias Metzler, Satteins
Dominik Matthias Nissl, Frastanz
Jasmin Rhomberg, Rankweil
Isabell Wohlgenannt, Dornbirn
Peter Sommerauer, Nendeln

Master’s degree programme in Architecture
Hitanshu Jishtu, Vaduz
Anna-Lydia Capaul, Flims
Richard Jäger, Vilters
Johannes Alge, Lustenau
Christina Schlüter, Dornbirn
Thomas Soboczynski, Feldkirch
Ileana Raluca Greere, Bukarest
Natalija Stankovic, Belgrad

Master’s degree programme in Banking and Financial Management
Sebastian Kerber, Vaduz
Benedikt Lampert, Mauren
Thomas Kühne, Uznach
Joachim Algermissen, Feldkirch
Frederik Elber, Feldkirch
Sylvia Gort, Höchst
Agné Papirtyté, Hohenems
Michael Werle, Frastanz
Maxim Giller, Berlin
Thomas Wachter, Aulendorf
Sarah Schluszas, Meersburg
Anete Berzina, Marupe (Lettland)
Kristóf Istvan Székely, Budapest

Master’s degree programme in Business Process Management
Christoph Palinkas, Triesen
Frederik Schelb, Schaan
Cem Semiz, Schaanwald
Mario Hanselmann, Grabs
Simon Hämmerle, Lustenau
Moritz Morscher, Feldkirch
Valentin Erlenbusch, Villingen-Schweningen
Silvia Humberg, Isernhagen

Master’s degree programme in Entrepreneurship
Paulina Bracher, Balzers
Johann Berner, Balzers
Leona Chandra, Vaduz
Rosaria Heeb, Eschen
Oliver Kohler, Vaduz
Christian Mathauer, Vaduz
Felix Mertens, Vaduz
Benjamin Raab, Vaduz
Florian Luck, Altstätten
Vreni Bean, Altstätten
Christoph Brocker, Gossau
Josip Budzaki, St.Gallen
Chris Anthony Dennis Hess, Basel
Bernd Aerni, Bassersdorf
Philipp Bill, Zürich
Stephanie Sauter, Dachsen
Maria Jussel, Feldkirch
Christian Reichert, Feldkirch
Melanie Seidner, Feldkirch
Philipp Thiele, Dornbirn
Bianca van Dellen, Brand
Katharina Ammann, Ludesch
Stephanie Fetz, Silbertal
Michaela Frick, Feldkirch
Julia Haag, Lustenau
Stephanie Hollenstein, Dornbirn
Felix Schüssler, Feldkirch
Zorica Zagorac-Uremovic, Feldkirch
Daniela Traub, Uttenweiler
Siegfried Wendelin Köhler, Berlin

Doctoral degree programme in Business Economics
Stefan Wilhelm, Schaan
Thomas Götzen, Ratingen

Executive Master of Laws (LL. M.) in International Taxation
Simone Acosta Ferrer, Balzers
Martin Risch, Vaduz
Anna Bartlomiejczyk, Arzier
Patricia Hornich, Gamprin
Joachim Janert, Sevelen

Master of Advanced Studies in International Management (MAS)
Christian Ganahl, Schaan
Jan Wernli, St. Gallen
Jeannette Göldi, Winterthur
Yannick Näf, Itingen
Verena Burtscher, Feldkirch
Josef Dich, Dornbirn
Pascal Haider, Feldkirch
Martin Maikisch, Satteins
Thomas Moosbrugger, Bregenz
Andreas Neuhauser, Feldkirch