This prize was created in 2020 to honor the memory and life of Kilian Schindler, a doctoral student in Management of Technology at EPFL, who passed away on May 16, 2020.
The Kilian Schindler Excellence Award is attributed once a year to the author of an outstanding doctoral thesis in the Doctoral Program of Management of Technology (EDMT) at the College of Management of Technology (CDM).
A jury composed of EDMT faculty decides about a laureate who will receive the award in a ceremony organized at EPFL. Financial sponsorship is provided by Kilian Schindler’s family who will also invite the winner (and guest) for a weekend in Zurich to spend quality time with them and exchange ideas over a nice dinner.
Each year, a distinction is granted to a selection of very high quality theses, in order to highlight the doctoral candidates’ research work and their scientific merit. Nominated graduates are selected on the basis of their oral examination. Then the EDMT program committee evaluates the nominees and rewards the best 8%.