GLU Mastar´s programme student Yury Varlamov has received the award of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for his outstanding academic achievements and the social commitment of international students. Prof. Dr. Anne Lisa Carstensen accepted the award in his stead, from Kassel University President Ute Clement. “Yury Varlamov is an excellent example of how excellent scientific work and sociopolitical commitment can go hand in hand,” argued Clement.
Varlamov was involved in socio-political activities from a young age in Russia, with extensive experience in trade unions and in human rights. More recently, Varlamov was elected chairman of the youth committee of the Pan-European Regional Council (PERC) of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). In 2022, he left Russia in 2022 and enrolled in the master’s program in Labor Policies and Globalization, a joint degree program of the Global Labour University (GLU) and HWR Berlin.
The DAAD prize is awarded once a year to an international student or a doctoral candidate at the university. The award ceremony took place during the welcoming event for international students.