Endlich wieder ein Alumnitreffen der Wirtschaftsgeographie !

Finally another alumni meeting of economic geography !

The chairman of the association Dieter Behrendt welcomes
News from the Institute by Ingo Liefner
Rolf Sternberg with info on the alumni survey
Justus Scherfose
Kim Gruel
Christina Plotz
Lennart Schott
Silas Föhr
Olaf Arndt obtains guest feedback
Board and award winners
The current board
The award winners

Due to Corona, we had to wait 3 ½ years, but on 22 July the time had finally come again: Almost 70 alumni of economic geography from Hanover met at the invitation of WiGeoH for the 13th "Day of Economic Geography", as our alumni meeting is officially called. It was, of necessity, also a return to the roots of this event, which is usually held every two years, as the alumni meetings had always taken place in the venerable Leibnizhaus in Hanover''s old town in the early years.

At the beginning, Dieter Behrendt, 1st chairperson of the alumni association WiGeoH, welcomed all guests and explained the special temporal and spatial circumstances of this meeting. Ingo Liefner, Head of the Institute for Economic and Cultural Geography, then reported on the Institute''s developments in research and teaching since the last alumni meeting at the beginning of 2019. Rolf Sternberg then interpreted the key results of the latest alumni survey conducted by WiGeoH in autumn 2020 (for details, see Career perspectives of the alumni and WiGeoH - Alumnibefragung 2020). A highlight of the evening was, as at the last meeting, the awarding of the five best graduates of our Master''s programme "Economic Geography". Rolf Sternberg presented Silas Föhr, Lennart Schott, Kim Gruel, Christina Plotz and Justus Scherfose with non-cash and/or cash prizes - and the deserved applause for the five award winners was appropriately loud. Congratulations and all the best for their future careers, also from WiGeoH ! Finally, Olaf Arndt drew a conclusion of the last three years of the association''s work from the point of view of the alumni association, combined with a request for feedback from the guests - and this was pleasantly comprehensive and varied - many thanks for that. Towards the end of this hot summer day, all alumni flocked to the rich buffet and cool drinks in the cellar of the Leibnizhaus. The culinary networking continued well into the night ...

The many positive comments and constructive-creative suggestions that reached us after the event were also very pleasing - the WiGeoH board would like to thank them very much!

See you again at the 14th Day of Economic Geography, hopefully in post-Corona times and on a familiar Friday evening in early February !

A small selection of further pictures can also be found on the WiGeoH e.V. website.