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Google representative is key note speaker at Jacobs University's graduation ceremony

Google representative is key note speaker at Jacobs University's graduation ceremony
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On June 8, more than 300 graduates will receive their diplomas during a moving ceremony on the campus of Jacobs University Bremen. This year's key note speaker is Annette Kroeber-Riel, Senior Director Public Policy & Government Relations at Google. She will talk about the impacts of digitization on education and the working world.

Annette Kroeber-Riel is working for Google since 2007. As Senior Director Public Policy & Government Relations she is responsible for Google's political representation of interests and strategy in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Middle and Eastern Europe, and as deputy Deputy Head Public Policy & Government Relations for the whole EMEA region.

After studying law in Frankfurt am Main and Paris, and working as a trainee in Frankfurt and Kuala Lumpur, Annette Kroeber-Riel initially worked as a lawyer with a focus on telecommunications and media law in a US law firm in Frankfurt. She then moved to VeriSign in Berlin where she worked for both VeriSign and its former subsidiary Jamba! leading their governmental relations throughout Europe.

The graduation ceremony represents a festive conclusion of the academic year, which wouldn't be complete without the traditional hat toss at the end. But before the graduates can send their caps flying, their professors, fellow students, employees and alumni of Jacobs University will bid them farewell during a festive ceremony.

The event will kick off with a welcome speech by Jacobs University's President Professor Michael Hülsmann. Short videos give insights into different fields of activity at Jacobs University. In addition to the speakers, the graduates and students will also be contributing to the festivities, for instance with a musical performance.

Note to the editorial staff:

You are cordially invited to join our graduation ceremony

Time: Friday, June 8th 2018, 10 am

Place: Jacobs University | Sports and Convention Center | Campus Ring 1 | 28759 Bremen

Interested journalists should register by Thursday, June 7th 12:00 noon, indicating their name and medium by sending an email to Thomas Joppig Only registered journalists will have the possibility to join the ceremony.

Photos and video recordings generated at the graduation ceremony may only be used for editorial purposes related to Jacobs University Bremen.

The traditional hat toss photo is taking place at 12:30 pm at the stairs in front of the Campus Center. Any cameras and tripods should be placed in advance. In case that you cannot attend the Graduation Ceremony, we can provide you with a press release and photos.

A livestream of the graduation ceremony is available at

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About Jacobs University Bremen:

Studying in an international community. Obtaining a qualification to work on responsible tasks in a digitized and globalized society. Learning, researching and teaching across academic disciplines and countries. Strengthening people and markets with innovative solutions and advanced training programs. This is what Jacobs University Bremen stands for. Established as a private, English-medium campus university in Germany, it is continuously achieving top results in national and international university rankings. Its almost 1,400 students come from more than 100 countries with around 80% having relocated to Germany for their studies. Jacobs University's research projects are funded by the German Research Foundation or the European Research Council as well as by globally leading companies.

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Thomas Joppig | Corporate Communications & Public Relations 
Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH 
Campus Ring 1 | 28759 Bremen | Germany
Phone: +49 421 200 4504 | Fax +49 421 200 494504

Commercial registry: Amtsgericht Bremen, HRB 18117 
President/ Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Michael Hülsmann (Geschäftsführer) 
Chair Board of Governors: Prof. E. Jürgen Zöllner (Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender)
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