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LMU alumni have received Rhodes Scholarships

Munich, 12/20/2011

Two LMU graduates have received Rhodes Scholarships which enable them to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford. The fellowships have been awarded to Alma Brodersen, who graduated in Protestant Theology, and physicist Felix Binder for 2 years beginning in 2012. The pair will be the only Rhodes Scholars from Germany at Oxford in the coming year.

Rhodes Scholarships are intended exclusively for exceptional young people who have successfully completed an undergraduate course. The fellowships can be used to pursue a postgraduate program leading either to a Master’s degree or a doctorate.

The Scholarships, which are among the most coveted academic fellowships available anywhere, were instituted by the English industrialist and politician Cecil Rhodes in 1903. The program is open only to graduates from Commonwealth countries (with the exception of the UK), the US -- and Germany.

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