Award ceremony 2017
for Ms. Dr. Andrea Beinicke (communication studies)
Beatrice Edgell Award for female PhD. students
Every year, the Faculty of Human Sciences grants the Beatrice Edgell Award
for the best dissertation, presented by one of its female PhD. students. The award is endowed with 1,000 Euros. The offer of the prize pursues several goals.
On the one hand, it documents that the faculty, with its high percentage of female students, supports young female academics.
On the other hand, it aims to encourage female PhD. students to opt for an academic career.
Furthermore, the faculty wants to increase the chances of the female award winners in the scientific field, for example when they apply for a scholarship or an assistant professorship or when they present a research application.
Beatrice Edgell was chosen as name giver for the award. She was the first woman to achieve her doctoral degree at the Universtity of Wuerzburg in 1901. After that, she began a remarkable scientific career at the Royal Holloway College of the University of London. Her PhD at the Department of Philosophy in Philosophy/Psychology was attended by Oswald Kuelpe, the famous founder of "School of the Psychology of Thinking of Wuerzburg".
Award ceremony 2016
for Ms. Dr. Andrea Beinicke (subject psychology)