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    Eva Mayr-Stihl and Robert Bauer made Honorary Senators

    07.06.2019 11:38
    The University of Freiburg honors outstanding efforts and service at Dies Universitatis Robert Bauer and Eva Mayr-Stihl receiving their awards as Honorary Senators from Rector Hans-Jochen Schiewer (left to right). Photo: Patrick Seeger

    Robert Bauer and Eva Mayr-Stihl receiving their awards as Honorary Senators from Rector Hans-Jochen Schiewer (left to right). Photo: Patrick Seeger

    Freiburg, Jun 06, 2019

    At the 2019 Dies Universitatis, the Rector Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer honored two outstanding personalities for their extraordinary commitment to the University of Freiburg by naming them Honorary Senators:

    • Eva Mayr-Stihl, member of the Stihl Advisory and Supervisory Boards and founder and chair of the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation, receives the award for her decade-long contribution to the positive development of the university in the field of forward-looking environmental research. Together with her husband Robert Mayr, who also sits on the board of the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation and has been an Honorary Senator since 2005, she has made a significant contribution since the 1990s to the strategic development of what is today the important field of the environment and sustainability – above all with endowed chairs and named professorships, awards and research funding, initially in the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, later also in the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering (INATECH) of the Faculty of Engineering.

    • The university is honoring Dr. Robert Bauer, chairman of the board of SICK AG, who in recent years – usually together with the founding family of the Gisela and Erwin Sick Foundation – has significantly shaped the profile of the Faculty of Engineering: with a named professorship and other important funding, but also in the form of joint research projects such as in the key field of data analysis and artificial intelligence, which gave significant stimulus to the ongoing development of the university as a research site. In addition, Dr. Bauer personally supported the university in the current Excellence Strategy competition during the on-site visit by the international committee of experts for the University of Excellence funding line.

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