February 15, 2012

“Die Presse Scholarship” goes to Dipl.-Ing. Peter Braun, Opel Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Peter Braun is the prosperous awardee of the scholarship granted by the daily newspaper “Die Presse”


From left: Mag. (FH) Peter Kuen (Mobility Cluster, Vienna Business Agency), DI Peter Braun (Opel Vienna), Mag. Nikola Gumhold (Die Presse), Ing. Jan Lesinsky, PhD. Assoc.Prof. (Academic Director, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava) and Univ.Prof.Dr.-Ing.Dipl.Wirtsch.-Ing.Prof.eh.Dr.h.c. Wilfried Sihn (Academic Director, Vienna University of Technology)

With a scholarship in the amount of EUR 15,000 the daily newspaper “Die Presse” contributes indirectly supporting a young talented professional of the automotive and component supply industries.

On February 7, 2012 the hearing for the “Die Presse Scholarship” took place at the Vienna University of Technology. Based on the motivation, professional experience and educational background Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Peter Braun finally convinced the jury, which consisted of Mag. Nikola Gumhold (Die Presse), Univ.Prof.Dr.-Ing.Dipl.Wirtsch.-Ing.Prof.eh.Dr.h.c. Wilfried Sihn (Academic Director, Vienna University of Technology), Ing. Jan Lesinsky, PhD. Assoc.Prof. (Academic Director, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava), and Mag. (FH) Peter Kuen (Mobility Cluster, Vienna Business Agency).

Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Braun studied mechanical engineering with a focus on internal combustion engines and automotive engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. Since 1996 he has been working with the development of diesel engines at BMW Plant in Steyr and Opel Vienna. Now he is a manufacturing engineer for engine test equipment and strategy at Opel Vienna.

His motivation  in participation the Professional MBA Automotive Industry is to acquire economic knowledge and management skills in addition to his engineering experience in R&D and manufacturing of engines. .

The fourth class of the Professional MBA Automotive Industry starts on October 4, 2012. Detailed information is available at http://automotive.tuwien.ac.at/

The development of the Professional MBA Automotive Industry is supported by European Regional Development Fund and the Slovak-Austrian cross-border cooperation programme 2007-2013.


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