RUB Bauwesen CompEng

 DAAD price 2018 goes to Mazen Draw

 Course Director Prof. Dr. Hackl, Coordinator Dipl.-Ing. Sven Zimmermann, Mazen Draw, Rektor Prof. Dr. Schölmerich, General Coordinator Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Sahlmen

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) annually awards the DAAD-Price to international students who stand out due to their academic performances as well as their social commitment.

This year’s award was granted to the Computational Engineering student Mazen Draw from Syria. Mr. Draw is an outstanding student in many ways. Not only is his academic performance remarkable but so is his voluntary commitment. Before coming to Germany, Mr. Draw was already involved in voluntary work in Syria. His refuge did not stop him from continuing this work: He helped numerous other refugees with translations and administrative procedures, participated in fundraising campaigns and was active in supporting public relations that created awareness for the topic. He speaks about his experiences of leaving his home behind and about the challenges of taking up his studies in Germany.  

Over the past three years, Mr. Draw has grown with his challenges; he has built a life in Bochum and worked hard for his studies.

Mr. Draw represents in an outstanding way the motto of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum: "menschlich – weltoffen – leistungsstark". We are proud to accompany him on his way.


Christina Rauch, Student Assistant