DAAD Prize for Kameel Khoury

Student Kameel Khoury has been awarded the DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of foreign students. The native of Syria was honored for his immense commitment to society and scientific achievements. The award is endowed with 1,000 euros.

Dr. Carsten Bockelmann, senior research group leader within the Department of Communications Engineering at the University of Bremen nominated the young Syrian. “In the course of his degree, Mr. Khoury has shown great to outstanding achievement and especially made his high motivation and willingness to work visible in the challenging classes for the completion of his degree prior to writing his master’s thesis,” stated the engineer. Khoury neither had problems with the German language, which he had to learn, nor the specialist English terms.

Work in Society Alongside Studies

“Students like Mr. Khoury contribute a great deal to the diversity of the University of Bremen. Thanks to his achievements and dedication, he is not only a role model for international students, but rather for all of our students”, said Professor Eva-Maria Feichtner, Vice President International & Diversity,

In 2016, Kameel Khoury completed his bachelor’s degree in communications engineering and electronics at Tishreen University in Latakia, Syria. He came to Germany on a visa in 2018 and after completing a language course, he enrolled in the master’s degree Electrical Engineering and Information Technology with a specialization in Information and Communication Technology at the university in 2019.

Khoury is a member of the United Methodist Church (UMC) (“evangelisch-methodistische Erlöserkirche”) in Bremen. He works as a translator there and supports refugees in learning German. Since 2020, he has been the holder of a scholarship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, which is linked to the SPD.

About the DAAD Prize

Shortly before Christmas each year, the DAAD Prize is presented by the Vice President International & Diversity, Professor Eva Feichtner, and the International Office. The prize money is provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The event honors members and cooperation partners of the university who have actively and enthusiastically participated in the internationalization of the university.

Further Information:


Jens Kemper
International Office
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-60365

Eva-Maria Feichtner überreicht Kameel Khoury den DAAD-Preis für hervorragende Leistungen ausländischer Studierender.
Eva-Maria Feichtner awards the DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of foreign students to Kameel Khoury.