The German-Franco University (DFH) honors Benedict Sevov with the Excellence Award 2021 in the category 'Economics'. The graduate of the double degree program of the University of Mannheim, Business School and the French ESSEC Business School receives the prize for his master's thesis, in which he investigated the effectiveness of a specific, targeted method of influencing behavior (so-called “nudging”) to generate environmentally friendly behavior. The 28-year-old wrote his thesis at the Chair of Sustainable Business (Prof. Dr. Laura Edinger-Schons) at the University of Mannheim.
Sevov, who has maintained intensive relations with France since his early childhood, is very pleased about the acknowledgement by the DFH. The double degree program of the University of Mannheim, Business School and the ESSEC Business School near Paris offered him the opportunity to experience both countries in an academic, professional and social context: “During my studies in the double degree program, I was able to grow enormously both professionally and personally and I have made numerous international friends. At the University of Mannheim, I particularly enjoyed the high academic standards of the university, the diverse range of courses and the lively student life,” reports Sevov, who is currently working as a consultant in a global strategy consulting agency after having completed his studies.
The Franco-German University of Applied Sciences, whose main mission it is to promote Franco-German study programs, honors with its annual Excellence Awards outstanding graduates who have successfully completed these programs. The awards are also intended to strengthen the exchange between the business world and young academics. They are endowed with 1,500 euros each.