The annual conferenceof the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf took place on Nov 11, 2011, and the traditional“Reinhard-Heynen- und Emmi-Heynen-Preis” was awarded. Thescientificaward, which is endowed with €12.500, was awarded to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans-Theo Normann, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, and to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerd Rainer Wagner, chair for environmental economics at the Heinrich-Heine University.
The “Reinhard-Heynen- und Emmi-Heynen-Preis” is an award given toscientists for their outstanding work or services (including professors of the Heinrich-Heine University).
15.11.11 Award for DICE-scientist
The Düsseldorf scientist Dr. Annika Herr will be honored today by the Federal Statistical Office with the renowned Gerhard-Fürst Award. This award, which is worth €5,000, is given annually for an excellent doctoral thesis.
“I feel very honored by the award,” says Dr. Herr with regard to today`s award ceremony. “It`s a great incentive for my further research.” In her doctoral thesis she compares the efficiency of public and private hospitals: Hospitals, which are in government ownership, have been more cost effective than private ones, meanwhile the latter are ahead in matters concerning profit efficiency.
“We are very proud that a scientist of our institute has won the award,” says Justus Haupcap, doctoral supervisor and director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at the Heinrich-Heine University (HHU). Dr. Herr heads a research project on competition in the pharmaceutical market.
28.10.11 Award of the Goethe-Buchhandlung
Dr. Torben Stühmeier was honored with the Goethe-Buchhandlung award for the best dissertation of the year at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics. www.uni-duesseldorf.de/home/nc/startseite/news-detailansicht/article/preis-der-goethe-buchhandlung-beste-dissertation-des-jahres-2010-1.html
15.11.11 Master in Economics
With the beginning of the winter term 2011/2012 the biennial Master in Economics starts at the Heinrich-Heine University. Following the successful start of the bachelor program, the HHU offers an excellent all-round training for young economists.