Five professors, two honorary doctors, one jubilee doctor, 21 doctors and four winners of Peter Högfeldt Award were celebrated at SSE's Installation and Conferment Ceremony in the City Hall on Saturday, May 21.
High-Five! Professor Robin Teigland, having just received the diploma from Lars Strannegård, President of SSE
Hans Kjellberg, Magnus Mähring, Paolo Sodini, Robin Teigland and Karl Wennberg were the five professors installed.
At the same time Professor Harrison Hong from Princeton University and Professor David T. Robinson from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business were conferred honorary doctors and Bertil Hållsten was promoted to jubilee doctor to commemorate his PhD diploma fifty years ago.
The doctors who received their diplomas at the conferment ceremony were: Hanna Berg, Miriam Bird, Carl Henning Christner, Paola Di Casola,Paul Elger, Eva Hagbjer, Markus Hartwig, Karin Hederos Eriksson, Mariana Khapko, Nikita Koptyug, Marijane Luistro Jonsson, Kristoffer Milonas, Sergey Morgulis-Yakushev, Adis Murtic, Sofia Nilsson Altafi, Jan Schnitzler, Nadav Shir, Spyridon Sichlimiris, Mattias Svahn, Simon Wehrmüller and Nurgül Özbek.
The Peter Högfeldt Award winners
During the ceremony the Peter Högfeldt Award was presented for the first time. In August 2015, one of SSE’s former teachers passed away. Throughout his many years of work at SSE and SSE Riga, he showed a remarkable commitment to his students. One of them was his former thesis student Simon Angeldorff, who has funded the awards for outstanding PhD thesis in each program in the spirit of Peter Högfeldt. The PhD doctors who received the awards this year were Paola Di Casola & Spyridon Sichlimiris in Economics, Carl Henning Christner in Business Administration and Mariana Khapko in Finance. SSE is very grateful for Simon’s support in memory of Peter Högfeldt.
During the evening the guests enjoyed high-quality entertainment performed by SSE students.