Postdoc at DIFO receives prestigious Tietgen Award

Business Postdoc Sebastian Schwemer, who works in collaboration with DIFO, received the Tietgen Award on Wednesday, 21 November. The Tietgen Award is one of the biggest awards for younger researchers in the Nordic region, awarded by the Danish Society for Education and Business (DSEB).

Sebastian Schwemer receives the award for his PhD research, focusing on the necessary harmonization of EU legislation to ensure the continued competitiveness of European companies in the digital field.

Today, Sebastian Schwemer is a Business Postdoc, and in his current research project, supported by the Innovation Fund and in collaboration with DIFO, he focuses on how (illegal) content on the Internet is regulated and what role different actors, for example, domain administrators like DIFO plays in terms of preventing crime. Can domain administrators, for example, be held liable for illegal content online?

Great engagement in cooperation with business

DIFO wishes to congratulate Sebastian Schwemer for the great award and compliment him for both research and cooperation with actors in the Danish business community. Like the award committee behind the Tietgen Award, DIFO is impressed by Sebastian Schwemer's commitment to the IT and entrepreneurial environment as he is one of the initiators of an entrepreneurship cabinet and a technology festival.

Peter Møllgaard, professor and chairman of the Tietgen Award Committee, presented the Tietgen Award as part of DSEB and ICC Denmark's anniversary, which took place at Børsen in Copenhagen with the words:
"Sebastian Schwemer contributes with strong and relevant research, which he also publishes well. But Sebastian also shows a significant commitment outside the academic world, which contributes to a solid understanding of the regulation of the digital market. "

The Tietgen Award amounts to a total of DKK 500,000 and Sebastian Schwemer shares the Award sum with Mette Trier Damgaard, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Aarhus University.

About the Tietgen Award

The Tietgen Award has been awarded since 1929, where it was established to mark the 100th anniversary of C.F. Tietgens birth. The award is one of the most prestigious Danish honors awarded to younger researchers the Nordic region. Over the years, great talents and personalities have been awarded. It rewards young researchers in the field of business orientated social sciences and humanities, which have particularly achieved results in the international scene.



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