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CLASS I (Humanities)

Third Eye

CLASS I (Humanities)

DABIJA, Nicolae

Nicolae Dabija (July 15, 1948, the Republic of Moldova) is the author of the volumes

of poetry: "Third Eye", "Wing under the shirt," "Domesticated Blackbird", "Tear that

sees", "Photographer of the Lightning", "Marathon through bullets", “Love Psalms" etc.,

of the novel" Homework " translated into more than 10 languages, etc.

It's winner of the Grand Prix Festival of Poetry from Trieste (Italy), of the Prize "Maria

Loynaz" of the Festival of Poetry from Havana (Cuba), of the Prize "Poetry Sceptre"

(Macedonia), of the Grand Prix "Nichita Stanescu" (Romania), of the Prize "Mihai

Eminescu" of the Romanian Academy, etc.

It's a director of the weekly newspaper "Literature and Art", it's member of the Academy

of Sciences of Moldova, honorary member of the Romanian Academy, member of the

Academy of Poetry and Arts from Mongolia.

MACH, Zdzisław

Zdzisław Mach is professor of sociology, social anthropology and European Studies at

the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Founder of the Institute for European

Studies at the Jagiellonian University, and one of the main authors of the European

Studies curriculum in Poland. Dean of the Faculty of International and Political Studies,

Jagiellonian University, where he also holds a UNESCO Chair in Education about the

Holocaust.

His research interests cover issues such as nationalism, minorities and ethnicity, the

development of European citizenship, migration, cultural construction of identities,

collective memory and cultural heritage as well as the development of the idea of

Europe. Professor Mach has been leading teams of researchers in the Polish National

Science Centre and EU supported projects, including 6th Frame Work and a Horizon

2020.

His publications include: Symbols, Conflict and Identity. Essays in Political

Anthropology. Albany: State University of New York Press 1993; Niechciane miasta.

Migracja i tożsamość społeczna. Kraków: Universitas 1998; Poland’s National Memory

of the Holocaust and Its Identity in an Expended Europe [in:] J. Ambrosewicz-Jacobs

(ed.); The Holocaust. Voices of Scholars, Austeria, Kraków 2009: 61–70; Between old

Fears and New Challenges. The Polish Debate on Europe [in:] K. Nicolaidis, and J.

Lacroix (eds.), European Stories. How National Intellectuals Debate Europe, Oxford:

Oxford University Press 2010: 221–240; (with M. Góra), Situating the demos of a

European democracy [in:] E.O.Eriksen and J.E.Fossum (eds.), Rethinking Democracy

and the European Union, London and New York: Routledge, 2012: 159–178; (with

M.Góra and H-J. Trenz), Democtarization and the Struggle for the Recognition of

Memory and Heritage in the European Frame of Reference, [in:] K. Kowalski i B.

Tornquist-Plewa (eds.) The Europeanization of Heritage and Memories in Poland and

Sweden, Kraków, Jagiellonian University Press, 2016: 265–271; Local Community,

Power and European Integration, (ed.) 2016, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, The Polish elites'

struggle for recognition of the experience of Communism in the European Union, [in:]

A. T. Sindbæk, B. Törnquist-Plewa (eds.), The twentieth century in European memory

: transcultural mediation and reception, Leiden Boston: Bril, 2017: 56–82 (with M.

Góra).

CLASS II (Medicine)

BATTELINO, Tadej

University Children's Hospital Ljubljana, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tadej Battelino completed his medical degree at the University of Ljubljana in 1990.

He completed a Masters degree, and later a PhD focusing on glucose metabolism in

neonatal endotoxic shock in 1996. He completed his clinical fellowship at Loyola

University of Chicago, and his postdoctoral fellowship at INSERM, Paris.

Professor Battelino is currently Consultant and Head of Department of Pediatric and

Adolescent Endocrinology, UMC Ljubljana, Head, Chair of Paediatrics, and Professor

of Paediatrics at Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. He is PI on several

research projects in the field of paediatric endocrinology and metabolism and was

awarded the Slovene national award for research in 2014, and Gold medal for research

at the University of Ljubljana in 2017. Professor Battelino is on the editorial boards for

the journals Paediatric Diabetes, Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

and was Editor for the European Journal of Endocrinology from 2009 to 2015. He has

authored or co-authored over 200 manuscripts in international peer-reviewed journals

and participated chapters to several books.

Professor Battelino is a member of numerous professional associations including the

European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and the International Society for

Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, for which he served as President for the 35th

Annual Congress. He served on the European Association for the Study of Diabetes

(EASD) council and is co-organizer of eleven annual meetings of the ATTD (Advanced

Technologies and Treatment of Diabetes). Professor Battelino is a regular member of

the Slovene Medical Academy.

ROTIM, Krešimir

Prof. Krešimir Rotim, MD, PhD was born on 23rd of April 1967 in Vukovar, Croatia. He

finished Medical faculty at the University of Zagreb in 1991. He finished his residency

in Neurosurgery in 1998. Krešimir Rotim is Head of the Department of Neurosurgery

at the University Hospital Center Sestre milosrdnice in Zagreb, Croatia since 2006. He

is past president of Croatian Neurosurgery Society (2009. - 2013.), the president of

Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society (SeENS), president of the Croatian Society

of Spine Surgery and president of Croatian Society for Cerebrovascular Surgery. He

was General Manager of the University Hospital Center Sestre milosrdnice in Zagreb

from 2008-2012. He published seven books, and more than 60 scientific papers in his

career. In 2016, he became the Dean of the University of Applied Health Sciences.

Prof. Rotim performs around 50 surgeries per year.

CLASS III (Arts)

CHILDESCU, Emil

CHILDESCU Emil was born on 07 May 1937, in the Republic of Moldova, Sculeni

Village. In 1956 -1964 he made studies at the Republican School “I.Repin” (now the

Republican College of Plastic Arts “A. Plamadeala”) from Chisinau, Republic of

Moldova.

The outstanding talent of the artist is reflected in such works as "People of My

Village", "Man", "Native Land", "Crimea", "Death of Lapusneanu", "Legends of

Moldova", "Stephen the Great" and other. Master's creation, composition and color

is often serving as a model for those who want to devote their life to the profession

of plastic artist. An intense and warm humanity, a grace and deep sensitivity we

observe in the portraits of "Mother's Face", "Maria Biesu", "Gheorghe Mustea",

"Ghenadie Ciobanu" and other. A remarkable dynamism and power of synthesis is

considered the field of graphics, through which Mr. Emil CHILDESCU imposed

himself alongside the other domains in the numerous prestigious personal and group

exhibitions, in the Republic of Moldova and foreign countries as Austria, Germany,

Great Britain , Bulgaria, Turkey, Russian Federation, Romania, France , Greece,

Lithuania, Spain, United States of America, Ukraine etc.

Prof. Emil CHILDESCU also imposed himself as an illustrator of the books of the

national authors, noting in particular his original vision of the creation of M.

Eminescu, V. Alecsandri, V. Besleaga, Ion C. Ciobanu and others.

The works of Master E. CHILDESCU are also found in the public collections:

museums in the Republic of Moldova, as well as in private collections in most of the

listed countries.

More than 5000 works performed in various techniques (painting, drawing, poster,

monogram and color, aquaforte) are the fruit of the work of the notorious plastic

artist.

ELIA, Marios Joannou

Marios Joannou Elia is well known for his large-scale and extravagant works.

According to the American academic journal Perspectives of New Music, “Elia is

regarded as one of the most important and influential composers of the younger

generation”. His international breakthrough came in 2011, with the première of the

open-air multimedia “Autosymphonic” in Mannheim for 290 musicians and 80 cars at

a 65.000 m2 stage, which was described by the Huffington Post as “one of the world’s

more remarkable symphony concerts”. It won the 2012 Gold Apple award for

Germany’s most innovative cultural event. Elia has composed more than 75 works,

including the opera “Die Jagd” at the Stuttgart State Opera and “Ulmer Oratorium” for

400 musicians, especially composed for the highest church in the world. He is the

creator of “Sound of Vladivostok”, in which an entire city is staged – the Russian media

described it as “a ceremonial sound portrait of the city”. The Japanese city of Kyoto

invited him to implement this same concept in 2018. Elia has received over 35 awards,

including the Lutoslawski and Serocki Prizes in Warsaw, the Edison Denisov Prize in

Moscow, the BMW Prize of Musica Viva in Munich and the Theodor Koerner Prize in

Vienna lauded by the President of the Republic of Austria. He studied at Mozarteum

Salzburg and Vienna’s University of Music and holds a doctorate of philosophy. His

book, “The Concept of Polymediality”, has been recently published by Schott,

Germany. Elia teaches at various Universities, in Salzburg, Leipzig or Seoul, and has

been artistic director of important initiatives, including the European Capital of Culture.

www.mjelia.com / www.soundofvladivostok.ru

CLASS IV (Natural Sciences)

ZHANG, Xiang

Dr. Xiang Zhang is a distinguished professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China,

and is working in the School of Mathematical Sciences. He got his PhD degree in 1997

from Nanjing University, China. Then he had a postdoctoral position for two years in

CRM, Barcelona, and had worked in Georgia Institute of Technology, USA for one year

for both research and teaching duties.

His research interesting is on Dynamical Systems, especially on the qualitative,

bifurcation and integrability theories. In these fields he published more 130 papers and

three books, parts of his main results had solved several long standing open problems

and conjectures, for instance, the characterization of the invariant algebraic surfaces

of the Loren systems, the Darboux aspect of Liouvillian integrability for higher

dimensional systems, and the week Hibert’ 16 th problem on algebraic limit cycles in the

node case. He is also a pioneer in the study of dynamics of quaternion autonomous

differential equations. These results were published for instance, in American J.

Mathematics, Communications in Math. Phys., Transactions of Amer. Math. Soc., J.

Functional Analysis, and J. Differential Equations and so on.

Prof. Zhang is now the director of Chinese Society of Singular Perturbation, of

Chinese Mathematical Society, and the associate editors of International J. Bifurcation

and Chaos and of Qualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems. He was often invited to

present plenary talks in international conferences on dynamical systems, which took

place, for instance, in USA, Canada, Spain, France, Germany and so on.

JAMBREK, Peter

Peter Jambrek, born in 1940, graduated at the University of Chicago (USA), where he

obtained Ph.D. degree from the Department of Sociology in 1971. He is currently

professor of constitutional and human rights law at the New University's Graduate

School of Government and European Studies and the European Faculty of Law,

Slovenia. He began his academic career at the Law Faculty of the University of

Ljubljana in 1965, where he also obtained his Bachelor of Law degree in 1962, and

served there until 2000. His visiting professorships and scholarships include University

of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, USA, 1989); University of Virginia (Charlottesville, USA,

1982); University of Zambia (Lusaka, Zambia, 1973-1975); and Center for

International Affairs, Harvard University (Boston, 1976). He was a member of the

Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and a

member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (“Venice

Commission”, 1991-2008). He served as Judge (1990-1998) and President (1991-

1993) of the Constitutional Court of Slovenia and as Judge of the European Court of

Human Rights (1993-1998). He authored and edited numerous books, monographs

and articles in the fields of Human Rights, European Law and Sociology, and held a

number of academic and professional positions. He contributed to the Slovenian

independence and to inauguration of its constitutional democracy during its democratic

inauguration period of 1987 –1991 as one of the authors of the Slovenian National

Programme (Nova revija, No. 57, 1987), as editor and coauthor of the first drafts of the

Slovenian Constitution (1988-1991) and as one of the key initiators of the plebiscite on

Slovenian independence (1990). He authored a series of five books under the common

title Slovenia 1945-2015 - Sovereignty, Constitutionality and the Future of Slovenia's

National System. Two of them were published by the New University Press (2014) in

the English (Theory of Rights - Behavioral, Social and Normative Approaches; Nation's

Transitions - Social and Legal Issues of Slovenia's Transitions 1945 - 2015) and three

in the Slovenian (Ženska taborišča - "Women Concentration Camps in Slovenia 1949–

1950"; Ustava in svoboda - "Constitution and Freedom - Origins, Foundations and

Development of the Constitutional System of Slovenia"; Demokracija in država -

"Slovenian Democracy – Foundation, Crises and Visions").

MÜLLER, Andreas

Duale Hochschule Gera Eisenach, University of Cooperative Education Gera

Eisenach

Andreas Müller is Professor of Business Administration,

focused on Human Resource Management and

Organization at the University of Cooperative Education

(Duale Hochschule) Gera Eisenach.

He was born in 1965 in Ebermannstadt, Bavaria. After

finishing highschool in 1984 and absolving his military

service he studied Business Administration at Otto-Friedrich

University in Bamberg. Degree awarded: Master in

Management Science (Diplom-Kaufmann). Subsequently

he worked as an Assistant at the Institute of Economic

Policy Research (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Blum), Technical

University  Dresden,  doctoral  thesis:  „An  economic

foundation of a theory of morality”.

Besides his education he worked as a Managing Associate of the Otto-Beisheim-

Stiftung (financed by the Metro-Corporation) at the Technical University of Dresden

and as a freelance consultant for different companies. From 1991 to 1995 he was Vice

Chairman of Junge Union Bavaria and in 1994 he was nominated as Top Candidate

of the CSU Oberfranken for the election to the European Parliament (Election result:

1 st one to follow up).

His main scientific interest concerns the field of business ethics, especially the relation

between economic rationality and moral requirements of society.

Last publications:

A comparative examination of Kant's deontic ethics with Aristotelian virtue ethics with

regard to their validity or significance for the European cultural area.

Rivalry and moral psychology – Are rivals the worse humans?

ŠIMONOVIĆ, Ivan

Ivan Šimonović assumed his functions as Assistant-Secretary-General and Special

Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect on 1 October 2016.

From July 2010 to September 2016, Mr. Šimonović headed, as Assistant Secretary-

General for Human Rights, the New York office of the Office of the High Commissioner

for Human Rights. Before joining the United Nations, from 2008 Mr. Šimonović held

the position of Minister of Justice of Croatia. Previously, Mr. Šimonović was Deputy

Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Representative to the United

Nations in New York, where he served as Senior Vice-President and President of the

Economic and Social Council from 2001 to 2003. A Croatian national, Mr. Šimonović

worked as a professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb, where he

served as Head of the Legal Theory Department, Vice-Dean and Vice-Rector for

international cooperation. He has published extensively in the fields of international

relations, law, human rights, and development of national institutions. In an expert

capacity, he has been a member of the Council of Europe’s Commission for

Democracy through Law (i.e. the Venice Commission) and the European Commission

against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), as well as the Agent of the Republic of Croatia

before the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ). Currently, he is a

Commissioner of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty (ICDP).

Mr. Šimonović has a graduate degree in law, a master’s degree in public administration

and politics, and a Ph.D. from the University of Zagreb and was a visiting scholar at

Universities of Graz and Yale. He is currently a visiting scholar and Huo Fellow at the

University of Columbia Global Policy Initiative, Bok visiting international professor at

Penn Law School and honorary professor at the University of Queensland.

THEODORAKOPOULOS, Nicholas

Nicholas  Theodorakopoulos  is  Professor  of

Entrepreneurship Development and Head of Work and

Organisational Psychology Department at Aston Business

School, Birmingham, UK. He is a member of the Aston

Business School Senior Management Team and Director of

the Aston Centre for People and Organisations. His

specialist areas of research, academic publications and

teaching include strategic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial

learning and development, innovation, and diverse

entrepreneurship. He has received funding from various organisations, including

ESRC, ERDF, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Leicestershire Learning

and Skills Council, Centre for Enterprise and UK Trade and Investment to examine

entrepreneurship in different contexts and deliver impact. Apart from contributing to a

number of books and special issues as an editor, his papers have won prizes in

international conferences and have been published in highly reputable academic

journals, including British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management,

International Small Business Journal, Public Administration, Technovation, and Work,

Employment and Society. He has over 10 years of industry experience in the private

and public sectors, in the UK and abroad, prior to his academic carrier.

CLASS VI (Technical and Environmental Sciences)

WU, Desheng Dash

Professor Desheng Dash Wu is Distinguished Professor/Professor/Affiliate Professor

at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences/Stockholm University/University of

Toronto. He served as managing director of RiskLab at the University of Toronto from

2008-2014 and visiting professor at University of Chicago from summer 2010-2012.

He studies mathematical modeling of management and economic systems under risks

and uncertainty, especially for maximizing operational and financial goals using the

methodologies of game theory and large-scale optimization. He published more than

150 papers in SCI-indexed refereed journals such as the Decision Sciences, Risk

Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE TKDE, Production and Operations

Management, IEEE TSMC.

Several of his papers were recognized as some of the best in respective journals.

Twenty of Prof. Wu’s papers are selected as “10 Big Impact Articles”, “TOP25 Hottest

Article in Elsevier Journals”, “Top 20 Most Cited Articles”. There are more than 6400

Google-Scholar literature citations to his publications. He is ranked first (together with

David Olson) of the leading scholars in the area of Enterprise Risk Management based

on their publications on “enterprise risk” between 2005 and 2014. He developed a

comprehensive risk management methodology, which was termed as “W-O” ERM

Model and Methodology by international scholars in existing literature using the first

letter of last names of Prof. Wu and his co-author Prof. Olson.

His overall research excellence has further been recognized by numerous awards and

fellowships. He is elected as Member from several academies including European

Academy of Sciences and Arts, Fields Institute (for research), Global Young Academy.

He is invited as Nominator for the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences,

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

He is an internationally renowned and award-winning scholar and teacher focusing on

the area of risk analysis, with a particular interest in operations and finance interface.

He is the editor of Springer Book Series on “Computational Risk management” (with

David Olson and John Birge). He has been an Associate Editor/Guest Editor for more

than 15 journals including the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions

on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Annals of Operations Research,

Computers and Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics,

Risk Analysis, and Omega. He is the Chair of the IEEE Analytics and Risk Technical

Committee, IEEE Social and Economic Security Technical Committee, and leads more

than 15 international committees and meetings.

LI, Xuelong

Xuelong Li is a Chair Professor with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is currently

a Deputy Director of the Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics of Chinese

Academy of Sciences, where he founded the Center for OPTical IMagery Analysis and

Learning (OPTIMAL). He is an Associate Director of the State Key Laboratory of

Transient Optics & Photonics, an Associate Director of the Chinese Academy of

Sciences Key Laboratory of Spectral Imaging Technology, and the Founding Director

of  the  Shaanxi  Provincial  Key  Laboratory  of  Ocean  Optics.  e-mail:

xuelong_li@ieee.org He is a Fellow of the AAAS (American Association for the

Advancement of Science), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), OSA

(Optical Society of America), SPIE (International Society of Optics and Photonics),

IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition), IOP (Institute of Physics),

IEE/IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology), and BCS (British Computer

Society). He is an elected Member of the AE (Academia Europaea/Academy of

Europe), EASA (European Academy of Sciences and Arts), and GYA (Global Young

Academy), and an Academician of the IEAS (International Eurasian Academy of

Sciences).

SALEM, Abdel-Badeeh

Prof. Dr. Abdel-Badeeh M Salem He is a full Professor of Computer Science since

June 1989 at Faculty of Science , Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. In 1996 he

moved to the Faculty Computer and Information Sciences. Now he is a professor

emeritus since October 2007 . He was a Director of Scientific Computing Center at

Ain Shams University (1984-1990). His research includes intelligent computing, expert

systems, biomedical informatics, and intelligent e-learning

technologies, knowledge engineering and Biometrics . He has

published around 400 papers in refereed journals and

conference proceedings in these areas. He has been involved

in more than 500 conferences and workshops as a plenary

speaker, member of International Program Committees ,

workshop/invited session organizer and Session Chair. He is

author and co-author of 25 Books in English and Arabic

Languages.

He was one of the founders of the following events, First

Egyptian Workshop on Expert Systems 1987, Int. Cairo

Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications in 1992 and

Int. Conf. on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems 2002, and one of the main

sustainers of annual Int. Romanian Internet Learning Workshop Project (RILW), 1997.

In addition he was Secretary of Egyptian Computer Society (1984-1990), Member of

National Committee in Informatics – Academy of Scientific Research and Technology

(1992-200), Member of Egyptian Committee in the Inter-Governmental Informatics

Program, IIP-UNISCO, Paris (1988-1990) and Coordinator of the Annual International

Conference for Statistics, Scientific Computing, and Social and Demographic

Research (1983-1990). In addition he was a partner of a MEDCAMPUS Projects on

Methodologies and Technologies for Distance Education in Mediterranean (1993-

1995). In addition He is a Member of the Editorial Board of 50 international and national

Journals in the following countries: Canada; Italy, Romania, Japan, Turkey, UK and

Egypt. Also, He is member of many Int. Scientific Societies and associations in USA,

UK, Switzerland, Austria, Canada and Egypt.He is the Editor-in-Chief of the

International Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics and e-Health (IJBMIeH),India,

Egyptian Computer Science Journal (ECSJ) and Associate Editor of International

Journal of Applications of Fuzzy Sets and Artificial Intelligence (IJAFSAI),Greece.

Elected member of Euro Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences (EMAAS),

September 25, 2015 ,Athens, Greece. Member of Alma Mater Europaea of the

European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, January 2016.

YING, Yibin

President, Zhejiang A&F University

Professor, College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Sciences, Zhejiang

University

Dr. Ying was born in March 1964 in Ninghai, Zhejiang Province. He received his

bachelor, master and Ph.D. degree from Jiangsu University, Zhejiang Agricultural

University, and Northeast Agricultural University in 1984, 1989, and 1999, respectively.

He worked in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Jiangsu University from

August 1984 to September 1986. He joined the Department of Agricultural Engineering

at Zhejiang Agricultural University in August 1989. Since January 1995, he served as

Associate Dean and Dean of College of Agricultural Engineering at Zhejiang

Agricultural University, Executive Associate Dean of College of Biosystems

Engineering and Food Science, Associate Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Life and

Environment Sciences, and Executive Associate Dean of Chu Kochen Honors College

at Zhejiang University. He was appointed as the Assistant President of Zhejiang

University in October 2013. He had been Executive Vice Dean of the International

Campus at Zhejiang University from April 2014 to April 2016. He served as the Vice

President of Zhejiang University from June 2015 to August 2017. In April 2017, he was

appointed  as  the  President  of  Zhejiang  A&F  University.

Dr. Ying’s research is highly interdisciplinary. His research interests and activities focus

on the area of nondestructive sensing technology for

quality and safety evaluation of agro-products, and

robots for bio-production systems. He acts as Associate

Editor or Vice Chairman of 7 key academic journals. He

is a Cheung Kong Scholar, National Excellent Professor

and the winner of National Natural Science Funds for

Distinguished Young Scholar. He received the First Prize

of National Award for Teaching Achievement in 2009 and

2014, respectively; the Second Prize of National Award

for Technological Invention in 2008; advisor for National

Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2009; advisor

for three nominations of National Excellent Doctoral

Dissertation Award in 2008, 2010, and 2011, respectively. He was honored with AOC

Distinguished Career Award in 2014 and the AOC Fellow in 2017 by the Association

of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers(AOC). Dr. Ying has

been continuously awarded "Elsevier Chinese Most Cited Scientist" for four years

since 2014.

CLASS VIII (Corporate and Public Governance)

LOX, Egbert

Egbert Lox earned his MSc (1982) and PhD (1987) in Chemical

Engineering at the University of Ghent (Belgium).

He joined the central research laboratories of Degussa AG

(Germany) in 1987, where he built up the R&D group for automotive

emission control catalysts and assumed consecutive management

levels in that area till 2006. From 2006 to 2012 he took care of the

management of the corporate R&D team of Umicore, which deploys

its activities in Belgium and in Germany. Since 2013 he assumes

the position of Senior Vice President Government Affairs, based in

Umicore’s headquarters in Brussels (Belgium).

He is chairman of the Board of Directors of Innotek and represents Umicore in the

Board or Executive Committee of several industry associations.

He lectures on automotive emission control catalysts amongst others at the

Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

in Germany. In 2015 he was granted the honorary professorship at this university. He

is member of several university advisory councils and served as jury of PhD-Thesis’s

at universities across the EU. Furthermore he interacts with various RTO’s by being

member of the advisory board and/or strategic evaluation & audit teams.

He is author or co-author of about 130 technical papers; he is also co-inventor of more

than 90 patents in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and is the co-recipient of the

1998 A.T. Colwell Merit Award of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He is a

permanent member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts

(KVAB)

PRAET, Michel

Head of the EU Relations Office

of the European Space Agency

After graduating in economics in the Université libre de Bruxelles

and completing the International Executive Programme (INSEAD),

Michel Praet started his career as adviser to Deputy Prime Minister

De Clercq in 1982. After briefly working in the private sector, as

Business Development Manager with Bull, he returned to the public

sector and served as adviser to Deputy Prime Minister Verhofstadt.

He thus became Head of the Space, EC and Eurêka departments

of the Science Policy Office in the Belgian administration as well as

Chairman of the International Space Station Programme Board. In

1993, he became Deputy Director for marketing and sales at Alcatel

Space in Europe. In 1999, he took the head of the European Space Agency DG’s

Cabinet in Brussels. He joined the private office of the President of the European

Council, Herman van Rompuy, in February 2010, where he was, among other tasks,

in charge of R&D, innovation, information society and culture. As from December 2014

he has been Head of the EU relations for ESA. In addition, Mr. Praet is vice-president

of the Museum for Europe and vice-president of the Palace of Fine Arts of Bel

Region Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Hubert Braun

Prof. Dr. Angelika C. Wagner

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Christoph Zeidler 6. März 2018

Wissenschaftlicher Stammtisch

Bericht und Termin

Liebe Kolleginnen, liebe Kollegen,

der Wissenschaftliche Stammtisch am 7.2.2018 zum Thema „Europa und die Idee der Nation“ war

besonders zahlreich besucht und ein unvergesslicher Abend.

Der Referent, Herr Dirk Reimers, ehem. geschäftsführender Vorstand der Deutschen Nationalstif-

tung, gestaltete einen für alle Beteiligten hoch interessanten Abend. Vor dem Hintergrund des Be-

griffs der Nation führte er in die Problematik der Realisierung eines geeinten Europas ein. Der Vor-

trag war eine vorzügliche Einführung in unser neues Rahmenthema „Europa“. Eine Zusammenfas-

sung des Vortrags hat der Referent uns freundlicher Weise zur Verfügung gestellt (vgl. Anlage), in

der die wichtigsten Gedanken des Referenten nachvollzogen werden können. – Dem Vortrag folgte

eine anregende, kritische und ausführliche Aussprache.

Der nächste Wissenschaftliche Stammtisch findet am 6. Juni 2018 um 18.00 im Tagungsraum „Bern“

des Hotels Baseler Hof statt. Referent ist unser Mitglied Prof. Dr. Konstantin Floros. Er wird zu unse-

rem Rahmenthema mit dem Referat „Europäische Perspektiven: Richard Wagners Parzival und der

Pazifismus“ einen von Beispielen begleiteten musikwissenschaftlichen Beitrag leisten.

Wir sind uns sicher, dass dieser musikwissenschaftlich orientierte Vortrag zu unserem Rahmenthema

auf besonderes Interesse stoßen wird, und bitten, den Termin vorzumerken.

Mit herzlichen kollegialen Grüßen

Für die Arbeitsgruppe

Ihr Hubert Braun

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