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New Kuratorium at FRIAS

A new committee is supporting FRIAS in looking for new sponsors. During the first meeting of the FRIAS Kuratorium, the Friends of Freiburg North America made a generous donation.

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) has set up a Kuratorium. This committee is made up of representatives from the political, economic, and scientific sphere. They will support FRIAS in attracting academic and nonacademic sponsors to the international research college of the University of Freiburg.

The following people are part of the new Advisory Board: Dr. Bernd Bruchmann (Joint Research Network on Advanced Materials and Systems of BASF), Dr. h.c. Klaus Endress (Chairman of the Board of Directors Endress + Hauser AG), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Frankenberg (Chairman Dieter Schwarz Foundation), Prof. Dr. Stefan Hiermaier (Coordinator Sustainability Performance Center, Fraunhofer/University of Freiburg), Jeffrey A. Himmel (President Friends of Freiburg North America), Edith Sitzmann (former Minister of Finance of Baden-Württemberg), Michael von Winning (Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation), Dr. Peter Wittig (former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany).

On the eve of the first meeting of the FRIAS Kuratorium on September 15, its member Jeffrey A. Himmel, President of Friends of Freiburg North America, hosted a reception with the theme "Connecting the dots" in the FRIAS Lounge  (see photo). This pleasant atmosphere allowed members of the University of Freiburg to network while enjoying the musical accompaniment of a Brazilian band led by Nanny Assis. Moreover, at the first meeting of the Kuratorium, FRIAS was delighted to receive a donation of 30.000 US-Dollar from the Friends of Freiburg North America.