Dr. Carina Schmitt from the Center for Social Policy was granted a scholarship from Harvard University worht 60,000 US dollars. The John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship 2013/2014 will enable her to spend ten months researching at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies in Harvard.
Professor Ekkard Brinksmeier worldwide leading expert in the area of ultra precision techniques was honored in recognition of outstanding research achievement in this field: The Rhine-Westphalian Technical College in Aachen (RWTH) awarded him an honorary doctorate.
Renowned deep-sea resercher Prof. Antje Boetius was awarded the accolade Heinrich-Hertz Visiting Professor 2012 by the Karlsruher Universitätsgesellschaft (KUG) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
The Belgorod State University in Russia has honored Professor Klaus Bönkost with the title of Honorary Professor, in appreciation of his work in forging cooperation between the two universities.
Adolf Brock has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Hamburg, for the consistency and persistence with which he strove to combine theroy and practice.