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The German Scholarship Programme started in summer semester 2011. The Programme was established by the German government under the patronage of Prof Dr Annette Schavan, German Minister for Education and Research. The objective of the Programme is to support talented and capable apprentices, to honour 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.
Now two scholarships have been awarded by the Stuttgart Media University (HdM), which are financially supported by the government and selected companies. 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.
On June 28, 2012 Ms Lechner received her certificate from Dr Erich Frank, Head of Tech¬nology 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”, explains Ms Lechner.
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 Universi¬ties 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.