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Dr. Hans Riegel Specialist Prizes for Excellent Student Research

The University of Bremen and the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung have honored students from the region for their particularly good prescientific work. The Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes are endowed with a total of around 5,000 euros.

The prizes were awarded to work by students of the following schools in Bremen: Altes Gymnasium, Hamburger Straße, Hermann-Böse, Horn, Kippenberg, and Nebelthau. Numerous projects in the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics had previously been submitted to the University of Bremen for the Dr. Hans Riegel prizes. A jury made up of scientists evaluated them. Special attention was paid to creative themes and a clearly recognizable practical contribution – for example in the form of experiments. 

Attracting Excellent Young Talent

The Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes were presented at the award ceremony by Professor Thomas Hoffmeister, Vice President Academic of the University of Bremen, and Professor Ingeborg Henzler, member of the board of the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung. “We are very interested in attracting excellent students and young scientists to our university. We are therefore delighted to be able to express our appreciation of young talents at an early stage through these prizes, together with the Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung, and to support them in their careers,” said Hoffmeister. 

Beginning of Sustainable Support

Henzler adds: “With the Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes, we find and support the talents that Germany will need in the future as well-trained specialists. The foundation of the same name accompanies young people on their way to scientific studies or a technical profession. Winning a specialist prize is the beginning of a long-term, sustainable promotion of young talents in the MINT subjects. We are delighted that we are once again awarding the Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes together with the University of Bremen and will continue to do so in the future. Many thanks to all involved.”
The award ceremony was also attended by representatives of the Senator for Science (patron of the joint project) and the Senator for Education. The event took place with the kind support of the Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahlentechnik (BIAS) in rooms of the LION building at the University of Bremen.

The Dr. Hans Riegel-Stiftung and Its Specialist Prizes

The foundation of former HARIBO co-owner Dr. Hans Riegel is particularly committed to promoting education – always with the aim of helping young people shape their future. The Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes are endowed with 600 euros each for first place, 400 euros for second place, and 200 euros for third place. In addition, the schools of the first-place winners will receive a noncash prize of around 250 euros in recognition of the supervision of the student work by the respective subject teachers. The prizes are awarded in cooperation with 14 German universities. Depending on the university, papers can be submitted in the natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics.

Additional Information:

Details on the individual prizewinners and their work can be found here (in German only) 


Isabell Harder
University–School Transfer Coordinator
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-60393
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Peter Laffin
Project Manager – Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes
Phone: +49 228 22744715
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Group of students.
On November 1, 20 students from Bremen were awarded the 2018 Dr. Hans Riegel specialist prizes at the University of Bremen. The prizes were awarded for outstanding prescientific project work in the school subjects of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.