• Award ceremony Ruthenberg-Graduate Award 2021: from the left Award winner Achim Jesser, Award winner Ella Kirchner and Award winner Kai Steffen Bartusch
  • Award ceremony Ruthenberg-Graduate Award 2021: Award winner Ella Kirchner
  • Award ceremony Ruthenberg-Graduate Award 2021: Award winner Kai Steffen Bartusch
  • Award ceremony Ruthenberg-Graduate Award 2021: Award winner Achim Jesser
  • Award ceremony Ruthenberg-Graduate Award 2021: Laudatory speech by Prof. Dr. Regina Birner
  • Award ceremony Ruthenberg-Graduate Award 2021: Certificate handed over by Dr. A. Fadani to Award winner Ella Kirchner
  • Award ceremony Ruthenberg-Graduate Award 2021: Certificate handed over by Dr. A. Fadani to Award winner Kai Steffen Bartusch
  • Award ceremony Ruthenberg-Graduate Award 2021: Certificate handed over by Dr. A. Fadani to Award winner Achim Jesser
  • Award ceremony Ruthenberg-Graduate Award 2021: from the left Prof. Dr. Regina Birner (Jury), Dr. Andrea Fadani (Executive Director), Award winner Achim Jesser, Award winner Ella Kirchner, Award winner Kai Steffen Bartusch and Prof. Dr. Joachim Müller (Scientific Advisory Board)

AWARD WINNER 2021

Kirchner, Ella
University of Hohenheim, 2021
“From outreach to holistic social performance: expanding the microfinance trade-off debate regarding financial performance using principal component analysis”
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Bartusch, Kai Steffen
Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, 2020
"Elevated temperatures accelerate graft formation: a key factor for optimizing cotyledon micrografting”
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Jesser, Achim
University of Hohenheim, 2020
"Development, Testing, and Optimization of a Prototype Seedball Machine for Sahelian Smallholder Farmers in Niger”
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The prize was presented on September 15, 2021 at the virtual Tropentag. The award winners received Euro 2,500 each for their master thesis, which is a recognizable contribution to the improvement of the nutritional situation in developing countries.