Swiss Milling School graduates 19 milling technologists
September 01, 2000
by Emily Wilson
NINETEEN STUDENTS from 14 different countries recently were graduated as grain milling technologists from the the Swiss Milling School, St. Galen. A student from Spain, Joaquin Araguas Viñao, received the prestigious Dr. René Bühler Award for outstanding student.
At the graduation ceremony on June 22, the school's director, Dr. Gerold Häberli, said the milling industry has had many recent technological advances and millers — like everyone else — will have to cope with the flood of information. Lorenz Bühler of Bühler AG, Uzwil, Switzerland, who attended the ceremonies, added, "To be a miller today is something absolutely exclusive, for the global milling technologist community is small. Millers speak their own language and resemble the members of a secret society."
The Swiss Milling Shool, initiated by the Bühler Technology Group in 1943, has trained over 940 students from 43 different nations.