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BISE Student: From Desk Drawer to Center Stage: Highlighting the Value of Student Theses

Sunyaev, Ali 1; Weinhardt, Christof ORCID iD icon 2; van der Aalst, Wil; Hinz, Oliver
1 Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Marketing (IISM), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


In today’s academic practice, at the end of most of the study programs worldwide students submit a thesis, which often disappears into a non-public university archive or desk drawer, never to be seen again. Many of these works are being carried out with great thoroughness and produce results of high practical and scientific value for other students, researchers, and practitioners. Looking back into the past, there are many examples of ideas from student theses that changed the world, such as Carl Friedrich Gauss’ research in 1799 on “A new proof of the theorem that every integral rational algebraic function of one variable can be resolved...“, Alan Turing’s work in 1938 on “On Computable Numbers, With An Application to the Entscheidungsproblem”, or recently in 2001 Rebecca Mercuri with her work on “Electronic Vote Tabulation: Checks and Balances”.
Following in the footsteps of these geniuses, in 2021 alone over 500,000 students in Germany have received university-level degrees, according to the Federal Statistical Office (Federal Statistical Office 2022), each of which was completed with some form of written thesis (e.g., a bachelor’s or master’s thesis). ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000154810
Veröffentlicht am 20.01.2023
DOI: 10.1007/s12599-022-00781-9
Zitationen: 1
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB)
Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Marketing (IISM)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2363-7005, 1867-0202
KITopen-ID: 1000154810
Erschienen in Business & Information Systems Engineering
Verlag Springer
Band 64
Heft 6
Seiten 701–706
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 29.11.2022
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