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Flint Group awards German scholarship

August 14, 2012

The recipient majors in a German-Chinese double degree program for printing and media technology at Stuttgart Media University.

Two scholarships have been awarded by Stuttgart Media University (HdM), which are financially supported by the government and selected companies, including Flint Group. There were more than 30 applicants for the two scholarships, and one of the two awardees was Yvonne Lechner from the German-Chinese double degree program for printing and media technology. This globally unique course leads to a double degree as an engineer-bachelor of the HdM and of the Xi’an Technological University. Advanced knowledge of media technology as well as the Chinese language are taught as core subjects of the degree program.

The German Scholarship Program started in summer semester 2011. The Program was established by the German government under the patronage of Dr. Annette Schavan, German Minister for Education and Research. The objective of the Program is to support talented and capable apprentices, to honor excellent performance and to encourage a new culture of foundation in Germany into action. In addition to particular success at school or university special value is placed on high social commitment.

On June 28, Lechner received her certificate from Dr. Erich Frank, head of technology management/regulatory affairs at Flint Group. “Since I was a little girl I’ve been fascinated by the Chinese language and culture. The fact that I also show interest in sciences and in painting in my spare time are the optimum conditions to combine all my interests," Lechner says.

Flint Group is particularly interested in promoting a competent next generation in the subject of printing and collaborates on joint projects with the HdM in Stuttgart  as well as other universities around the world. For example, the K+E-Award has been presented for almost 60 years, twice per year, for the best master thesis in printing technology.

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