"Frankfurt is not only a banking city but also a city of science." On 11 December 2019, with these words, Prof Dr. Nils Stieglitz, President of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, opened the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Breakfast. In his keynote speech to more than 100 guests from the banking and finance industry, he discussed the importance of universities to the Frankfurt Financial Hub.
A total of 68,000 students study at various universities in Frankfurt, such as Goethe University or Frankfurt School. However, universities should not only be seen as knowledge providers who train young people for the job market and its new challenges, such as digital transformation, blockchain technology or artificial intelligence. "Universities are also nodes of valuable networks between students, alumni and companies as well as partners for lifelong learning and for career advancement," said the President of Frankfurt School.