German-Ukrainian Academic Society, press-release 6 October 2016
Oksana Huss who is PhD student of University of Duisburg-Essen, Political Science, Germany donated her prize-money (1500 euro) in the first PhD Thesis Presentation Contest to ACREC (2016).
On the 21st of September 2016 in Berlin the first PhD Thesis Presentation Contest took place as a part of the UkraineLab Forum’s event “German-Ukrainian polyphony of scientific innovations: Hearing young voices”. The aim of the Contest is to promote young scientists both from Germany and Ukraine and in doing so to contribute to raising the profile of the German-Ukrainian academic cooperation. Five finalists were Ukrainian PhD students carrying out their research at Freie Universität Berlin, Leuphana University, TU Darmstadt, University of Duisburg-Essen and the Wildau TU of Applied Sciences. The topics of fascinating and challenging five-minute talks ranged from atomic physics to political sciences, from law to biotechnology and material science. The jury, consisting of senior experts from different fields, awarded two first places to the best speakers representing natural sciences on one hand and social sciences and humanities on the other.
Oksana Huss got the first place for her presentation “Opening the Black Box of Systemic Corruption”. At the award ceremony Oksana Huss, shared her wish of not only studying, but actively supporting the anti-corruption activities in Ukraine, – specifically by donating her prize-money to the Anti-Corruption Research and Education Centre KMA.
The ACREC appreciates the donation and spends this money for upcoming anticorruption colloquium that is the result of the Summer School “How to Research Corruption?” and the interdisciplinary anticorruption conference.