Strathclyde economics graduate wins ECB ‘Women in Economics’ Scholarship


A 2019 Strathclyde economics graduate has been announced as the winner of one of five prestigious ‘Women in Economics’ scholarships offered by the European Central Bank (ECB).

Annik Ketterle secured the award shortly after picking up her first class degree in Economics in June. Annik is about to start a MPhil in Economics at the University of Oxford later this month.

These new scholarships – which includes training and networking events at the ECB’s headquarters in Frankfurt, a dedicated mentor and 10,000 Euros of funding to support further study – are highly competitive. Only the best students from across Europe can apply, with just five successful students chosen from a final list of 150.

Commenting on her success Annik said, “I am absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award. I am fully committed to pursuing a career as an academic economist and this scholarship will help me to achieve that aim. I’d like to thank the economics department at Strathclyde for giving me the ideal start on this journey and I am hugely grateful for the support and guidance from staff.”

Professor Graeme Roy, Head of Economics, said, “Annik’s success shows what can be achieved by outstanding students from the University of Strathclyde. To secure such a prestigious scholarship – and against such a challenging field of competitors – is a great reflection of Annik’s ability and hard work. Initiatives such as this new ECB award are great ways to support diversity in economics and to create the conditions for greater inclusion in career choice. Our Economic Futures initiative, which we are running in association with the Scottish Funding Council, aims to tackle these issues here in Scotland.”

Annik will write a blog about her experience on the programme for the Business School and Fraser of Allander Institute.

For details on the ECB programme please click here 

For details of the Economic Futures Initiative please click here  

Published: 21 October 2019

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