HAWK Medical Technology graduate receives award for commitment

Publishing Date: 06.12.2023

A detour to a vocation - after successfully studying theology, Carolyn Wilson discovered her passion for medical technology at the Göttingen Health Campus, a cooperation between the HAWK and the University Medical Centre Göttingen.  She has now been awarded the DAAD award for her outstanding degree and her special commitment to the university. Once a year, the prize is awarded to international students who stand out for their excellent academic achievements and above-average social commitment.


The Federal Foreign Office sponsors the award, which is endowed with 1,000 euros, and the HAWK's International Office presented the prize. This year's winner Carolyn Wilson was delighted to receive two awards on this special night: At the graduation ceremony of the HAWK Faculty of Engineering and Health she received the DAAD award together with the Bachelor's certificate in Medical Engineering and a special honour as one of the best in her graduating class.

In the USA, her original home country, Wilson first successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in "Arts in Theology" with a minor in Mathematics and German and then a Master's degree in "Divinity". During an exchange year at the University of Göttingen, she then came across the Medical Technology course at the Göttingen Health Campus.


"She struck us as an extremely inquisitive and interested student and was already able to ask in-depth questions about the teaching topics in her first semester of the course and took every opportunity to further her own education," reported her professor, Dr. Roman Grothausmann.

In addition to her intensive studies, Carolyn Wilson was also involved in the HAWK Info Team and advised students on their studies. After the very successful start of her studies, she also decided to become a tutor for computer science in order to share her acquired knowledge with new students and guide them accordingly.

Wilson was also heavily involved in the faculty, was a student representative on appointment committees and looked after the interests of her fellow students as a member of the student council.

"We are delighted to be able to award the DAAD Prize 2023 to such a dedicated student and outstanding graduate," said Dean Prof. Dr. Christoph Rußmann and Annika Tiefel, Head of the International Office.

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From left: Annika Tiefel, Head of the International Office at HAWK, DAAD award winner Carolyn Wilson, Prof. Dr. Christoph Rußmann, Dean (Health) of the HAWK Faculty of Engineering and Health Sciences