In a festive setting and with an overwhelming view, more than 300 graduates of HSBA's Bachelor's and Master's programmes were bid farewell on the panorama deck of the Emporio Hamburg over the last two days. For a given occasion, the graduation ceremony did not take place as usual in a large circle of everyone, but students and speakers remained spread out over four small celebrations with sufficient distance among themselves. Family, friends and partner companies were nevertheless able to participate in this important event via live broadcast.
In her speech, Professor Insa Sjurts, President and Chairwoman of the HSBA Executive Board, paid tribute to the extraordinary motivation and determination of the students. Qualities, that proved particularly valuable under the difficult conditions of the pandemic: "You have all demonstrated to us in an impressive way what you are capable of: adapting quickly to new challenges, acting persistently, wisely and prudently to achieve a degree at the end that is the result of this outstanding ability."