Building bridges: Jacobs professor Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler receives Technion honorary fellowship
Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler, Professor of Chemistry at Jacobs University, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa.June 13, 2012
Following a decision by the supreme governing bodies of the Technion, Prof. Röschenthaler received the fellowship ”in acknowledgement of his activities as a bridge builder between Israel and Germany in the field of science and also the public domain and [in recognition of his] efforts to ensure that a positive image of the State of Israel is conveyed to German society and beyond,” (Prof. Dr. Peretz Lavie, President of the Technion).
On June 10, the prestigious honor was conferred to Prof. Röschenthaler in a glamorous ceremony at the Dorothy and Martin Kellner Amphitheater. The bestowal followed the festive opening of the Corner-Stone Centennial by the Chairman of the Board, Lawrence Jackier, and the President of the Technion, Prof. Dr. Peretz Lavie.
Prof. Röschenthaler said “I am deeply honored and moved by the accolade in the centennial year of the corner-stone laying.”
Joachim Treusch, President of Jacobs University, said: “Congratulations to Prof. Röschenthaler on this great honor. This is a fantastic achievement, which I am happy to say also reflects back on Jacobs University.”
In a congratulatory letter to Prof. Röschenthaler, Jens Böhrnsen, Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, wrote: “With your personal and long-term commitment to the board of trustees of the Technion Haifa and by being board member of the Deutsche Technion-Gesellschaft e.V. you have promoted not just science, but also the relationship between the twinned cities of Bremen and Haifa. For this involvement I’d like to expressively thank you.”