Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Franz, President of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, and Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, now holds the Heinrich Hertz Guest Professorship, which is awarded annually by the Karlsruher Universitätsgesellschaft and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The Heinrich Hertz Guest Professorship is awarded to outstanding personalities in science, business, culture and politics for their contributions to research and society and pays tribute to the important physicist Heinrich Hertz who discovered electromagnetic waves.

In the last few years, the Heinrich Hertz Guest Professorship was held by Nobel Price winners Rudolf Mößbauer and Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard as well as Roman Herzog, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Thomas Reiter and Hans-Peter Villis, among others.

Mr Franz will give a guest lecture about “Economic Policy Consulting in Germany: Experience and Perspectives” at the Tulla Auditorium at KIT (Englerstraße 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, building 11.40) on May 12, 6 p.m.




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