Omar Kassab

Omar Kassab

Omar Kassab, born in 1986, B.A. in Political Science. Image: Katrin Binner
Omar Kassab, born in 1986, B.A. in Political Science. Image: Katrin Binner

Since the Federal Ministry of the Interior declared him the winner of a writing competition in 2007, Omar Kassab has become something of a celebrity. This is how Kassab, graduate of the Bachelor's course in Political Science, describes the experience:

“TU Darmstadt has taught me the importance of interdisciplinary learning. Here I have learned to think in many different directions at the same time. After all, in order to identify, understand and solve problems, you have to see them in a broad context. TU Darmstadt equipped me with the right tools for this. It was also through TU Darmstadt that I heard about the student competition run by the Federal Ministry of the Interior. My essay not only won first prize, but also triggered a wave of debate – which is very much in the interest of science. Instead of withdrawing into lecture halls and laboratories, teachers and students at my university tackle the questions and issues of our time. I also want to continue contributing to our society like this. My studies at TU Darmstadt were the first important step in this direction.”