FAU recognises high-flying students who take time to make a valuable contribution to society
International students receive awards from DAAD and Schüßler Foundation
Anyone who makes a valuable contribution to the community at the same time as obtaining excellent achievements at university deserves to be recognised. The President of FAU, Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, awarded two students from FAU prizes from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Hans-Wilhelm and Helga Schüßler Foundation on 30 October 2018.
Edna Liliana Guerrero Caicedo coordinates the Nuremberg-based radio programme ‘Sin Fronteras’
Edna Liliana Guerrero Caicedo comes from Columbia and studied for a Master’s degree in The Americas/Las Americas at FAU. She consistently achieved high grades throughout her studies, and her excellent Master’s thesis is to be published in the ‘Mesa Redonda’ journal from the Center for Area Studies at FAU. She put her skills in research and journalism to good use for the benefit of Nuremberg Human Rights Centre (NHRC), writing, for example, an article focussing on the failure to redistribute land in Columbia within the context of the peace process. Since 2015, she has been responsible for coordinating the Nuremberg radio broadcast ‘Sin Fronteras’ which reports on current affairs, politics and culture in Latin America. On the basis of her personal commitment and her outstanding achievements at university, Edna Liliana Guerrero Caicedo has been awarded the DAAD prize worth 1000 euros after being put forward by the Commission for Internationalisation at FAU.
Khaled Khouja is committed to helping refugees
Khaled Khouja was born in Syria and studied a Master’s degree programme in North American Studies: Culture and Literature at FAU. He won a scholarship as part of the DAAD ‘Leadership for Syria’ programme, was one of the best students and was voted degree programme spokesman by his fellow students. In this function, Khaled Khouja shared responsibility for ensuring the success of his fellow students, a culturally and socially very heterogeneous group. He was involved in working with refugees in his home country of Syria even before coming to Germany, running a refugee camp in Aleppo for two years. In Germany, Khaled Khouja continued to help refugees and immigrants on a voluntary basis, and worked for several months with the Workers’ Welfare Association, AWO, in Nuremberg. His remarkable contribution to the community and his outstanding achievements have now been recognised with a prize from the Hans-Wilhelm and Helga Schüßler Foundation worth 1000 euros.
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