Bachelor’s and Master’s graduation ceremonies at BFH-HAFL 22 and 23 September 2021

This year we are again pleased to congratulate our successful students on the conclusion of their studies and award them their degrees.

Having completed their practice-oriented degree courses, the graduands  at HAFL, the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences at Bern University of Applied Sciences, are ready and eager to move into positions of responsibility in their chosen fields.

The degree ceremony will include speeches and music. The supporting programme provides an opportunity to attend presentations of selected theses, view the thesis poster exhibition or visit the Food Science & Management Division’s laboratories and technology hall.

Bachelor’s and Master’s graduation ceremonies at BFH-HAFL

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Master’s graduation ceremony | Wednesday 22 September 2021

1.30 – 3.35 pm   Presentations      
1.30 – 2.05 pm   Presentations Forest Science A.2.19    
    Moderation: Jürgen Blaser      
    IMF slot 1      
    Student Oliver Wolf    
    Principal advisor Jürgen Blaser    
   

Topic

Feasibility study for the incorporation of the forestry sector into the Paris Agreement Capital Transition Assessment (PACTA tool)    
           
    IMF slot 2      
    Student Bhoke Masisi    
    Principal advisor Jürgen Blaser    
    Topic Bamboo: a resilient strategy to climate change mitigation and adaptation, a case of Tanzania    
2.15 – 2.50 pm   Presentations Agricultural Science A.2.19    
    Moderation: Ingrid Fromm      
    AS slot 3      
    Student Nathalie Walker    
    Principal advisor Ingrid Fromm    
   

Topic

Developing an online platform with key quality metrics to enhance direct trade in Costa Rica cocoa beans    
           
    AS slot 4      
    Student Theres Rutz    
    Principal advisor Silvia Zingg    
    Topic Plant communities in Swiss rice paddy agroecosystems    
3.00 – 3.35 pm   Presentations Food, Nutrition and Health A.2.19    
    Moderation: Daniel Heine      
    FNH slot 5      
    Student Vanisa Lent    
    Principal advisor Wolfram Brück and Wilfried Andlauer (HES-SO)    
   

Topic

Metabolism of plant bioactives by gut microbiota: interaction of gut microbiota and ellagitannins from walnut skin    
           
    FNH slot 6      
    Student Lisa Andrighetto    
    Principal advisor Evelyn Markoni and Franziska Götze    
    Topic Sustainable food service providers in Thailand: motivation, challenges, strategies, and the predicted impact of COVID-19 on the current food system    
3.35 – 4.15 pm   Coffee Cafeteria    
4.15 – 5.45 pm   Degree ceremony with formal address by Madian Abu-hardan,
Nestlé PTC Konolfingen, Senior Research Specialist
Auditorium    
5.45 – 6.30 pm   Drinks Tent    

Programme for the presentations (PDF)

Bachelor’s graduation ceremony | Thursday 23 September 2021

Graduation ceremony – BSc in Agriculture       
9 – 10 am   1st block of presentations of selected theses Various rooms    
10 – 10.30 am   Poster session – all courses  Entrance hall    
10.30 – 11.30 am   2nd block of presentations of selected theses Various rooms    
11.35 – 12.50 pm   Stand-up lunch Tent    
12.50 – 13.05 pm   Poster session – all courses  Entrance hall    
1.15 – 2.45 pm   Degree ceremony with formal address by Rahel Mettler, Head of the Department
of Agriculture, Appenzell Innerrhoden Canton
Auditorium    
Graduation ceremony – BSc in Food Science and Forest Science        
10.30 – 11.15 am   Poster session – all courses (WWI) Entrance hall    
11.15 – 12.45 pm   1st block of presentations of selected theses (WWI) Various rooms    
12.45 – 1.10 pm   Poster session – all courses (WWI) Entrance hall    
12.15 – 1.10 pm   Opportunity to visit the laboratories and technology hall (LMW) Laboratories/technology hall    
1.15 – 2.30 pm   Stand-up lunch Tent    
2.30 – 3.30 pm   2nd block of presentations of selected theses (WWI) Various rooms    
    Structured poster presentations (LMW) Entrance hall    
3.45 – 5.15 pm   Degree ceremony with formal address by Jürg Kriech, Managing Director of Raclette Suisse Auditorium    

Programme for the presentations (PDF)

Directions and parking

Please travel by public transport. Parking space is limited.