Campus Cologne was the first location to welcome its roughly 250 new students, Berlin and Frankfurt followed with approximately 200 and 90 newly enrolled students, respectively.
Cologne‘s site director and department head of Psychology, Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Skottke, addressed the field of happyness research in her speech and gave the students some helpful advice on mindfulness and appreciation. Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Schulz, Rector of the university, Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ronald Freytag, and CEO Ameir Jillab were present at all events. Prof. Dr. Schulz put an emphasis on HMKW’s commitment to core values, such as democracy and equality, and the importance of being vocal about these values in current times.
Prof. Dr. Ronald Freytag had the role of awarding HMKW’s 11 „Deutschlandstipendium“ scholarships. He took the occasion and gave a presentation that made the selection process more transparent. HMKW is taking part in the „Deutschlandstipendium“ scheme for the third year in a row now, and is proud to have more than doubled the number of scholarships in comparison to the previous years – thanks to its generous partners.
Another highlight was the matriculation of the first students into the newly introduced M.A. Public Relations and Digital Marketing at HMKW Berlin and Cologne. The program, like all M.A. courses, is taught in English at the Berlin campus and is unique in Europe combining these two academic areas with an international focus.
HMKW Frankfurt matriculated their first ever Master students – into the English-taught M.A. International Marketing and Media Management. HMKW has currently enrolled students from 44 countries across the world.
At all three campusses, the new students were warmly welcomed by the local AStA (Student’s Union), who had prepared some fun activities for the upcoming weeks in order to get to know each other and, for many, their new hometown, respectively.