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Graduation 2021: Festive farewell ceremony for the graduates

High above the rooftops of the city, the HSBA graduates were offered a fantastic view - of our beautiful Hamburg and a successful future!

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."

Photos: Roland Magunia 


High-ranking speakers from the university and companies, representatives of the students and last but not least our HSBA alumnus and saxophonist Jan Skrovanek made the graduation a special experience. The graduates proudly received their well-deserved Bachelor's and Master's certificates and were then able to toast with fellow students and express their joy and relief over a glass of champagne high above the rooftops of the city. 

On 1 October, our new Bachelor's and Master's students will start their studies at HSBA. 


We thank all speakers for their important contribution.