Support our students and benefit from the network in the Association of Friends and Sponsors!
The Association of Friends & Sponsors (Verein der Freunde & Förderer der HSBA e.V.) was founded on 8 April 2010. The objective of the association is to progress HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration to become one of the leading private business schools by expanding its links to business, its international contacts and student initiatives. Examples of the latter include a rowing team, which competes against Jacobs University in Bremen each year, a debating club, a team that takes part in national business simulation games, a band, a basketball team and a women's soccer team.
"I am delighted with this new task, because supporting new talent is a matter close to my heart and I firmly believe in HSBA's concept of dual courses of studies."
Ian K. Karan
Chairman HSBA of Friends & Sponsors
The model of combining business practice with academic teaching greatly enriches Hamburg, he said. He also said that he is especially impressed by the high level of sporting, musical and voluntary involvement of the students, who find time for these activities despite their busy timetables.
It is the aim of the Association of Friends and Sponsors at HSBA to further develop HSBA to one of the leading private business schools by further expanding activities with the Hamburg business community, with international contacts and student initiatives. The work of the Association is diverse and comprises all aspects and areas of university life.
Support of Stays Abroad: Scholarships for taking part in exchange programmes, excursions and summer schools
Scholarships: Offering of scholarships especially for particularly high-performing students as well as co-financing of the "Deutschland Stipendium" of HSBA
Award for Special Commitment of Students: Awarding of non-cash prizes for special commitment of students during their studies within the framework of the Graduation Ceremony
Research and Participation in Conferences for HSBA Professors: Subsidisation of national and international conferences and symposia for HSBA professors
Committee Work: Subsidisation of student projects and committee work especially for the social committee, the sport committee and conferences organised by the students
Events: Own events and the Fundraising Dinner with top-class speakers such as Kai Diekmann, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, State Minister Joachim Herrmann or Peer Steinbrück
For the first time, the Association of Friends and Sponsors of HSBA organised a tea with friends to which all members, teachers, professors, employees as well as interested company representatives were invited. In a relaxed and British atmosphere, the Peter Möhrle Coffee Lounge was the perfect place to exchange ideas, praise and criticism on the development of HSBA while enjoying some delicious scones and tea.
A great opportunity to get to know each other better and learn more about the Association of Friends and Sponsors. At the end of the afternoon everyone agreed: This afternoon will have to be repeated next year!
At the Annual Reception of the Association of Friends & Sponsors (Verein der Freunde & Förderer der HSBA e.V.) our numerous guests, including members of the association, students and company representatives, had the opportunity to meet and discuss with the renowned journalist and former anchorman of the Tagesthemen, Tom Buhrow.
Buhrow started off with taking a look to the US where for several years now Donald Trump has been using the media to drive the division of society. With interesting examples he showed up parallels between the Old and the New World making clear that in five to ten years Germany could be facing similar social challenges as the US. But with this in mind, what is the role of public service broadcasting today and why is it still relevant and important? Tom Buhrow made clear the importance of an independent provision of information to all people in one country as a means of social cohesion. The need for trustworthy news from an independent public service broadcaster in his opinion is larger than ever and holds the potential to further “glue” the society together. A truly impressive evening with a lot of food for thought for all guests!
We thank all participants and members of the association for the active participation and their support. Special thanks go to Senator Ian K. Karan, Chairman of the Association of Friends and Supporters of the HSBA e.V., for his introductory words and the enthusiasm with which he advances the further development of the HSBA.
Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian State Minister of the Interior, for Construction and Transport, was a guest at the Fundraising Dinner 2018 of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the HSBA. Minister of State Herrmann spoke at the invitation of the chairman of the association Ian. K. Karan in front of 80 invited guests in the restaurant VLET at the Alster lake on the topic "Quo Vadis Germany?
(Photos: Nassim Ohadi)
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, was a guest at the Fundraising Dinner 2015 of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of HSBA. Zetsche spoke at the invitation of the chairman of the association, Ian. K. Karan in front of more than 120 invited guests in the Old Main Customs Office in Hamburg's Speicherstadt on the topic "The education of the future: dual, digital, ideal".
Photos: Jana Tolle)