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University Medal

Winner of the University Medal

Date of ConferralNameReason for Conferral (Text of Certificate)
08.07.2020Prof. Dr. Jürgen RülandIn grateful recognition of his contribution to political discourse and scientific transfer in the city and region
08.07.2020Klaus LernhartIn grateful recognition of his merits in ensuring academic integrity
25.07.2019Prof. Dr. Margit ZachariasIn grateful appreciation of her contribution to the development of relations between science and industry at the University of Freiburg
11.07.2019Prof. Dr. Uwe BlaurockIn grateful recognition of his great dedication to the University of Freiburg, his work as our university’s representative for responsibility in research, and his outstanding services in the establishment of “Eucor – The European Campus” as a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC)
05.06.2019Dr. Beate Konze-ThomasIn grateful recognition of her significant contribution to preparing the University of Freiburg for the Excellence competition of the federal and state governments as part of her longstanding dedication as a member of the University Council.
05.06.2019Dr. Roswitha HonerkampIn grateful recognition of her longstanding contribution to a lively alumni culture, particularly in the South Baden region.
19.12.2018Rudolf-Werner DreierIn grateful recognition of his outstanding commitment to the development of the University of Freiburg’s worldwide network of alumni
30.10.2018Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Jörg Rüdiger SiewertIn grateful recognition of the outstanding services he rendered to the Medical Center – University of Freiburg and the University Heart Center Freiburg–Bad Krozingen as well as his standard-setting contribution to the development of university medicine.
13.06.2018Dr. Bernd DallmannIn grateful recognition of his many years of dedication to the task of integrating the University of Freiburg into society
13.06.2018Marianne HaardtIn grateful recognition of her services in support of students and her many years of support for the University of Freiburg’s Family Services Office
13.06.2018Prof. em. Dr. Rudolf KorinthenbergIn grateful recognition of his outstanding services in support of the professional development of teaching and the interests of students at the Faculty of Medicine
01.03.2017Margot SelzIn grateful recognition of her influence on the public discourse on basic questions of social market economy in dialogue with the University of Freiburg
01.03.2017Karin EndressIn grateful recognition of the Georg H. Endress Foundation’s extensive support for the Faculty of Engineering, Freiburg sustainability research, and the European Campus
01.03.2017Prof. Dr. Hideyo KuniedaIn grateful recognition of his extraordinary services to the key partnership between the University of Freiburg and Nagoya University
14.10.2016Prof. Dr. Alain BeretzIn grateful recognition of his outstanding services in establishing the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) “Eucor – The European Campus” and helping shape the project for a European university on the Upper Rhine
15.06.2016Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim GehrkeAs a token of recognition and gratitude for his great commitment to the university and to academic self-administration and in grateful recognition of his work as Director of Outreach at the University College Freiburg
15.06.2016Bärbel SchäferIn grateful recognition of her services in establishing the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) “Eucor – The European Campus” and her devoted support of the project for a European university on the Upper Rhine
15.06.2016Prof. Dr. Günter SchnitzlerIn grateful recognition of his lifelong service as the rector’s representative for the Studium Generale program
04.11.2015Werner BeiserIn grateful recognition of his achievements as Chair of the Staff Council in the years 1993 to 2015
04.07.2015Jeffrey HimmelIn recognition of his great services to the University of Freiburg as founder of the Freiburg Alumni Club in the USA and his outstanding commitment to the development of the University of Freiburg’s transatlantic network of alumni and sponsors
12.06.2015 (postum)Prof. Dr. Hermann SchwengelIn recognition of the services he rendered to the University of Freiburg as a longstanding member of the Senate, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, and Vice President in the years 2009 to 2012
10.06.2015Prof. Dr. Jürgen RüheIn grateful recognition of his achievements as Vice President for Internationalization and Technology Transfer in the years 2006 to 2014
10.06.2015Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Rolf StürnerIn grateful recognition of his contribution to the development of comparative law at the University of Freiburg
03.06.2014Prof. Dr. Dr. Hubert E. BlumIn recognition of his many years of service to university medicine, in particular during his terms as dean from 1999 to 2001 and from 2010 to March 2014
03.06.2014Prof. Dr. Werner FrickIn grateful recognition of his work establishing and heading the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in the years 2007 to 2013
03.06.2014Prof. Dr. Heiner SchanzAs a token of special appreciation and gratitude for the great services he rendered to the university during his more than five-year term as full-time vice rector and vice president for academic affairs (January 2009 to April 2014)
03.06.2014Gisela SickIn grateful recognition of her great personal services to the Faculty of Engineering and her outstanding commitment as sponsor of the Gisela and Erwin Sick Chair in Microoptics
18.11.2013Dr. Wilhelm EitelAs a token of appreciation and gratitude for his contribution to the development of palliative medicine.
Through the Dr. Wilhelm Eitel Foundation he founded together with his wife Ina Eitel, he performed exemplary services for teaching and research at the Division of Palliative Medicine of the Freiburg University Medical Center.
19.06.2013 Eleonore Hodeige-RombachAs a token of appreciation and gratitude for her contribution to endowment work in Freiburg and especially for her many years of commitment as sponsor of the Eleonore and Fritz Hodeige Prize for innovative medical therapies
19.06.2013 Prof. Dr. Hans SpadaIn appreciation of his numerous services to the University of Freiburg, in particular his activity as Deputy Chair of the University Council in the years 2006 to 2012 and his sixteen years of commitment as a liaison officer of the German Research Foundation at the University of Freiburg
19.06.2013Prof. Dr. Thomas WürtenbergerIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Legal Advisor to the Rector from 1997 to 2010 during the rectorates of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jäger, Prof. Dr. Andreas Voßkuhle, and Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer
20.06.2012Prof. Dr. Charlotte NiemeyerIn recognition of her many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Medicine
05.10.2011Prof. Dr. Christel LingnauIn recognition of her important role in establishing the Faculty of Forest Science at the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba and developing it into one of the most distinguished forest science institutions in South America and in appreciation of her many years of outstanding services maintaining and intensifying the cooperation between the faculties of forest sciences in Curitiba and Freiburg
05.10.2011Prof. Dr. José Henrique Pedrosa-MacedoIn recognition of his important role in establishing the Faculty of Forest Science of the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba and developing it into one of the most distinguished forest science institutions in South America and in appreciation of his many years of outstanding services maintaining and intensifying the cooperation between the faculties of forest science in Curitiba and Freiburg
05.10.2011Prof. Dr. Daniel TurynIn appreciation of his outstanding services to the cooperation between the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Freiburg and especially his great commitment to the exceptionally successful joint International Master Program in Biomedical Sciences (IMBS)
05.10.2011Prof. Dr. Alberto BoverisIn appreciation of his outstanding services to the cooperation between the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Freiburg and especially his great commitment to the exceptionally successful joint International Master Program in Biomedical Sciences (IMBS)
08.06.2011Dr. Karl V. UllrichIn appreciation of his outstanding services in intensifying the cooperation between businesses in the region and the university and in recognition of his many years of commitment as Chair of the Friends of the University Association
08.06.2011Prof. Dr. Eberhard Schäfer

 
In recognition of his services to joint research as well as his many years of commitment for the benefit of the university in the executive board of the Academic Society in Freiburg
08.06.2011Gerda and Dr. Fritz Rufin recognition of their outstanding commitment as patrons of research at the University of Freiburg through the endowment of the “Fritz Hüttinger Chair in Microelectronics” at the Department of Microsystems Engineering
23.06.2010Prof. Dr. Reinhard GrunwaldIn appreciation of his outstanding services to science and research in the Federal Republic of Germany and in recognition of his many years of commitment as a member of the University Council
23.06.2010Hans-Jürgen Müller-ArensIn recognition of his many years of activity for the benefit of the universities of Baden-Württemberg and his many forms of commitment to the University of Freiburg
23.06.2010Prof. Dr. Ingeborg VillingerIn recognition of her many years of commitment as Equal Opportunity Representative of the university and in appreciation of her services in improving the situation at the University of Freiburg in the area of gender equality and family friendliness
17.06.2009Professor Dr. Heinrich AnzIn recognition of his outstanding commitment in the area of academic reform, particularly as Representative of the Rector for the Center for Key Qualifications
17.06.2009Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias BrandisIn recognition of his services to the Faculty of Medicine and the Freiburg University Medical Center
17.06.2009Professor Dr. rer. nat. Thomas OttmannIn recognition of his outstanding services in the establishment of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Freiburg
18.06.2008Prof. Dr. Franz DaschnerIn recognition of his outstanding commitment as President of the 2007 Anniversary Committee
18.06.2008Prof. Dr. Mathias LangerIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Research and Affairs of Medicine
18.06.2008Prof. Dr. Gerhard SchneiderIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Knowledge Transfer and Communication Technology
18.06.2008Prof. Dr. Karl-Reinhard VolzIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Student and Academic Affairs
20.03.2008Rudolf MayerIn recognition of his many years of service as the chauffeur of the Rector
19.03.2008Dr. Ben KozingerIn recognition of his outstanding commitment to developing and fostering cooperation between the University of Freiburg and the universities of Argentina, particularly the University of Buenos Aires
20.06.2007Werner Hager, retired Senior Police CouncilorIn recognition of the many years of outstanding cooperation between the Freiburg-North Police Precinct and the university and in appreciation of his services as a contact person
08.05.2006Nelly Arrieta de BlaquierIn recognition of her extraordinary commitment to students and cooperation with the University of Freiburg
21.06.2006Prof. Dr. Heribert SmolinskyIn recognition of his many years of service as Prefect of the University Church
15.06.2005Professor Dr. Dieter Mertens
Emeritus of the Faculty of Humanities
In recognition of his services in the establishment of the Uniseum
15.06.2005Dr. Torsten Hünke von Podewils
former Business Director of the University Medical Center
In recognition of his services as Business Director of the Freiburg University Medical Center
16.06.2004Prof. em. Dr. Klaus-Werner BenzIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Knowledge Transfer and Communication Technologies
16.06.2004Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hermann FrommholdIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Chairman of the Board of the Medical Center
16.06.2004Prof. Dr. Gerhard OestenIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Student and Academic Affairs
16.06.2004Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Stefan PollakIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Research and Affairs of Medicine
25.06.2003Dipl.-Ing. Architect Eckhard Bull, LBD a.D., former Head of the University of Freiburg Building AuthorityIn recognition of his commendable service for the benefit of the University of Freiburg
25.06.2003Prof. Dr. Gisa Fleckenstein-GrünIn recognition of her services as Vice Rector for Research and Young Researchers and her many years of service as Representative of the Rector for Honors and Awards
25.06.2003Prof. em. Dr. Klaus StarkeIn recognition of his commendable services to the University of Freiburg
19.06.2002Dipl.-Vw. Margret Böhme, Vice Chair of Alumni Freiburg e.V.In recognition of her commendable services to the University of Freiburg
19.06.2002Trutz MaguniaIn recognition of his services to the Archaeological Collection of the University of Freiburg
27.06.2001Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Albin Eser, M.C.J., Professor Emeritus for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Comparative Criminal Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Freiburg and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal LawIn recognition of his commendable services to the university
27.06.2001Irene SchwartzIn recognition of her services in classical rhythmic gymnastics at the Institute of Sports Science and Physical Education and in the Recreational Sports Program
18.10.2000Prof. Dr. Carol Stanciu, Rector of “Grigore T. Popa” UniversityIn commemoration of 25 years of cooperation between the “Grigore T. Popa” Medical Pharmaceutical University in Iasi, Romania, and the University of Freiburg, Germany, and in great appreciation of his exceptional commitment to and support of the cooperation between our institutions
18.10.2000Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Popa, former Rector of Alexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityOn the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the partnership between Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania, and the University of Freiburg, Germany, and in great appreciation of his exceptional commitment to and enduring support of our cooperation
28.06.2000Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eduard H. FarthmannIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for the Medical Center and Affairs of Medicine
28.06.2000Prof. Dr. Siegfried HauserIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Student and Academic Affairs
28.06.2000Prof. Dr. Gregor HertenIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Research and Young Researchers
23.06.1999Sigrun LöwischIn recognition of her contribution to the establishment of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and for her substantial role in securing the real estate formerly used by the French occupational forces
23.06.1999Prof. Dr. Joseph Jurt, Chairman of the Board of the French Cultural CenterFor his contributions to the creation and development of the French Cultural Center
24.06.1998Dipl.-Ing. Peter Körner, retired Financial PresidentIn recognition of his services as a committed supporter of constructional development at the University of Freiburg
24.06.1998Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Joachim Cantow, Emeritus of the Faculty of Chemistry and PharmacyFor his achievements in the creation of the Freiburg Center for Materials Research and for his promotion of scientific cooperation in the region
25.06.1997Käte RüchardtIn recognition of her services to the university
14.02.1996Dr. Bernhard Bläsi, retired Ministry DirectorIn recognition of his services to the university
27.09.1995Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich NuberIn recognition of his many years of excellent service as Vice Rector for Student and Academic Affairs
27.09.1995Prof. Dr. Josef HonerkampIn recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Research and Young Researchers
30.06.1995Dr. Michael Heim, Treasurer and longtime member of the Board of Trustees of the Academic SocietyIn recognition of his services to the university
28.06.1995Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin BullingerIn recognition of his many years of excellent service as Legal Advisor to the Rector as well as his committed developmental work at the French Cultural Center
05.04.1995Prof. Dr. Christoph Schlier, Faculty of PhysicsIn recognition of his commitment and ever competent advice during the establishment and development of the Faculty of Applied Sciences
07.02.1995Dr. Hans P. Hirner, Director of Deutsche Bank AG, FreiburgIn recognition of his contribution as a committed supporter of young researchers and his many years of service as a member of the administrative board of the Office of Student Services
07.09.1994Werner Wagner, 1st Police SuperintendentIn recognition of his many years of involvement in security matters at the University of Freiburg
17.06.1994Falk FoundationIn appreciation of its support of research at the Faculty of Medicine in the areas of gastroenterology and hepatology
19.05.1994Dr. Karl-Heinz SuermondtIn recognition of his many years of service as Chair of the Friends of the University Association
19.10.1993Dr. Gerhard FritzIn recognition of his service as a member of the Friends of the University Association and a dedicated supporter of young researchers
01.09.1993Prof. Dr. Hanjörg JustIn recognition of his many years of service as Vice Rector for Affairs of the University Medical Center

University Medal – Silver –

Date of ConferralNameReason for Conferral (Text of Certificate)
08.07.1991Prof. Dr. Wolfgang KehrOn the occasion of his 60th birthday
12.06.1991Prof. Dr. em. Helmut HolzerHonoring his great services to the university
27.03.1991Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gerok, Chairman of the Board of the Medical CenterOn the occasion of his 65th birthday and in recognition of his services to the University Medical Center
17.10.1990Prof. Dr. Gottfried SchrammIn recognition of his great services as Representative of the Rector for the Studium Generale Program
17.10.1990Prof. Dr. Dieter OberndörferIn recognition of his great services as Representative of the Rector for the Colloquium Politicum
04.05.1988Prof. em. Dr. J. Heinz MüllerIn appreciation of his many years of service as an exemplary educator and especially his autonomous work for the development of the university in trying times
13.01.1988Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. G. MackensenProf. Mackensen placed his creativity at the disposal of the university in exemplary fashion by initiating international partnerships in trying times, by taking the alma mater into his own hands as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice Rector, and by forging into new territory with his research on optical surgery
21.10.1987Prof. Dr. Volker SchuppIn recognition of his services to the university as Rector and as Chair of the State Rectors’ Committee of Baden-Württemberg
25.09.1987Prof. Dr. Jörg KellerIn remembrance of his service as Vice Rector for Research and Young Researchers in the years 1983–1987. In the course of two terms he fulfilled his duties with great commitment and selfless disregard for his own plans.
13.06.1987Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Albrecht FleckensteinIn recognition of the special services he rendered to the university by taking responsible action in an exposed position in trying times, and for his outstanding research findings on calcium antagonists, which made a lasting contribution to the university’s reputation
28.01.1987Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Hansjürg Steinlin, AltrektorIn recognition of his extraordinary services to the university as Rector in particularly trying times
22.10.1986Dr. Hermann HerderFor his activities as a publisher in the service of science and research and for his many years of attachment to the university
24.10.1984Dr. Eugen Keidel, former MayorIn appreciation of his contributions to the improvement of relations between the City of Freiburg and the University of Freiburg. This honor also has the intention of expressing gratitude for the many occasions on which the City of Freiburg has supported the University of Freiburg during the 20 years in which the former mayor was in office.
10.07.1984Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Vincent de PaulIn recognition of the selfless service of the nursing sisters at the University Medical Center
16.02.1984Prof. Dr. Günther Hans GrüningerFor his special contributions and exceptional personal commitment to supporting academic exchange programs between the University of Freiburg and American universities, especially DePauw University.
23.09.1983Prof. Dr. Felix EcksteinIn recognition of his many years of service as Vice Rector for Academic and Examination Affairs, which he performed successfully under three rectors
20.10.1982Dr.-Ing. Vogt, Baden-BadenIn recognition of his services in the promotion of science and research
20.10.1982Dr. Graf, First MayorIn appreciation of his personal commitment to the interests of the university and its members, and in appreciation of the close relations between the city and the university
20.10.1982M.S. Schindler, Director of the Junior Year in Germany Program at Wayne State University, DetroitFor his special contribution to the 20-year existence of the Junior Year in Freiburg and to relations with partner institutions

 

University Medal – Bronze –

Date of ConferralNameReason for Conferral (Text of Certificate)
02.07.1992Karl GüntherFor services rendered to the Cancer Department of the Children’s Hospital (conferred by Vice Rector Just)
22.06.1992Herr Aschauer, Faculty of Forest ScienceHonor from the Faculty of Forest Science for his many years of service to the students of the Faculty of Forest Science
22.06.1992Herr Forstdirektor Ott, Faculty of Forest ScienceHonor from the Faculty of Forest Science for his many years of service to the students of the Faculty of Forest Science
16.12.1991Ortwin Müller, Head of the University Building AuthorityRetirement from his position, in recognition of his service to the University of Freiburg
18.11.1988Adolf Krebs, BankerHonor conferred during the official opening of the academic year – conferral not possible as Mr. Krebs passed away in the summer – the honor was instead conferred to the executor Dr. Lübbert
21.10.1987Heinz Krebs, BankerHonor conferred during the official opening of the academic year
21.10.1987Prof. Dr. Bernd Bender, AttorneyHonor conferred during the official opening of the academic year
25.09.1987Prof. Dr. Manfred LöwischRetirement as Vice Rector (conferred by the Rector)
25.09.1987Prof. Dr. Werner WenzRetirement as Vice Rector (conferred by the Rector)
25.09.1987Prof. Dr. Rainer WahlRetirement as Vice Rector (conferred by the Rector)
23.10.1985Matron Renate SchachtHead of the Nursing School
26.10.1983Günter WöhrleChair of the foundation “Humanism Today”
23.09.1983Prof. Dr. Sabine von KleistRetirement as Vice Rector (conferred by the Rector)
23.09.1983Prof. Dr. Peter SchollmeyerRetirement as Vice Rector (conferred by the Rector)
24.09.1982Herr Maier, Ltd. Police DirectorConferred by the Rector (reception)