[Translate to English:] DAAD-Preisträger Saddam Ali Khokhar
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[Translate to English:] Der diesjährige Preisträger des DAAD-Preises Saddam Ali Khokhar
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DAAD Prize for Saddam Ali Khokhar

Saddam Ali Khokhar receives this year's German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Award for International Students.

Saddam Ali Khokhar was born on 4 December 1992 in Sarghoda (Pakistan). He studied Engineering Geology -Geological Engineering at the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2014. Since 2018, the civil engineer has been studying Environmental Engineering at HTW Dresden. In the short time he has been in Germany, he has learned the German language very well and is now able to communicate technically in German. His performance during his studies was very good in most modules. With a grade point average of 1.6, he ranked first in his year.

In June of this year, he successfully defended his Master's thesis with the topic "Impact of Solar Panels on Soil Moisture". In it, he investigated the impact of solar panels on soil moisture. 

In addition to his excellent academic performance, he also played a crucial role within the study group. With great patience, he helped his fellow students with difficult tasks.

 "Due to his very good academic performance, his helpfulness and determination throughout his studies and especially when working on his Master's thesis, Mr. Saddam Ali Khokhar is very deserving of the award," the jury's statement said. The award was presented at the HTW Dresden matriculation ceremony on 4 October 2021.

After completing his studies, Saddam Ali Khokhar would like to do a doctorate in Dresden.

Über den DAAD-Preis

The DAAD Prize, worth 1,000 euros, is awarded to foreign students who are completing their studies in Germany and who stand out for their outstanding academic achievements and remarkable social commitment, as well as for building bridges between countries.

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