For the first time ESCRYPT has awarded its Young Talent Award to 20 graduates of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The award ceremony took place on January 25th as part of the academic celebration of the Faculty of Electrical and Information Technology. Thomas Wollinger, managing director of ESCRYPT GmbH, handed over the prize, which honors IT security students who have completed their bachelor’s degree within the standard period of study study time.
“Young academics are our most valuable promise with regard to the digitally networked society of tomorrow”, Thomas Wollinger emphasized at the award ceremony. ESCRYPT itself was once a spin-off from the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security at the Ruhr-Universität. Today, as a subsidiary of Bosch with around 300 employees worldwide, the company is a leading supplier of IT security in the automotive sector.
The ESCRYPT Young Talent Award, endowed with a small grant, is a sign of appreciation for undergraduates who pursue their studies with particular dedication. Thomas Wollinger: “We want to bridge the gap between academic education and research at universities and development and implementation of marketable solutions at innovation-driven companies such as ESCRYPT.”
ESCRYPT actively contributes to the smooth transition between study and the working world by offering internships, innovative bachelor’s and master’s theses and attractive jobs for graduates, for example in IT security consulting, development or testing. With this, the company wants to contribute to a practical education and at the same time inspire young qualified specialists to work at ESCRYPT.
Regardless, the ESCRYPT Young Talent Award recognizes a good academic performance. In future, it will be awarded once a year to ambitious undergraduates specializing in IT security.