Sartorius Awards Top Graduates 

Best of Class at the Faculty of Business and Economics in Göttingen are Awarded with the Florenz Sartorius Award 

The award winners of the 2022 Florenz Sartorius Award and Sartorius spokesman, Timo Lindemann (right), at the summer graduation ceremony, July 29, 2022.

This article is posted on Sartorius Blog.

Six graduating students from the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Göttingen have received the Florenz Sartorius award. Endowed with 1,000 euros each, the awards recognize exceptional academic achievements and were given to the students during the summer graduation ceremony on July 29th at the historic assembly hall of the German university.

“Given the exceptional accomplishments of all the Ph. D. students of the faculty, I am honored to receive this award for my scientific work.”

Dr. Raphael Brade, laureate for the best Ph. D. in economics

“The award for my doctoral thesis makes the end of my time in Göttingen very special for me, particularly since I have already been studying in Göttingen since my bachelor's degree.”

Dr. Sebastian Trabert, laureate for the best Ph. D. in the field of business studies 

“Starting my master’s degree, I knew that it would be a challenge. But I learned that with discipline and hard work you can achieve your goals. Therefore, this award means a lot to me because it is a confirmation of my determination,”

Marah-Lisanne Thormann, laureate in the field of economics 

“The award was a great surprise and it's nice to see the efforts of the past years being rewarded.”

Tim Altkemper, laureate in the field of business studies 

“When I started my studies with little experience in computer science, and as the first person to attend university in my family, I never would have thought that I would be standing here today. The Florenz Sartorius Award is a huge honor and has added something special to the end of my studies in Göttingen!”

Denise Kupfer, Laureat in the field of business informatics

The Florenz Sartorius award was started in 2010 as a partnership between Sartorius and the university to recognize students who performed exceptionally well in their studies. The prize has been awarded on a biannual basis to bachelor and master students in the areas of business administration, economics, business education and business informatics. Additionally, two PhD-students from the business and economics department are honored on an annual basis. 


Stefan Dierkes during his speech at the summer graduation ceremony, July 29, 2022.


"We are very grateful for the more than 10 years of support from Sartorius and are pleased to be able to regularly honor our best graduates for their outstanding academic achievements."

Stefan Dierkes, Dean of Studies at the faculty of Business and Economics

More About the Man who is Eponymous with the Award

In 1870, Florenz Sartorius founded the "Feinmechanische Werkstatt F. Sartorius" (Precision Mechanical Workshop) in Göttingen at the age of 24. With his skilled craftsmanship and entrepreneurial instinct, he identified the needs of university as well as industry customers at an early stage. His company soon became internationally known for its innovative laboratory balances that helped to speed up the work of scientists.


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