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Ehrendoktorwürde der Comenius Universität für die deutsche Bundeskanzlerin Frau Dr. Merkel
Bratislava 20 October 2014: German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Became an Honorary Doctor of Comenius University in Bratislava By: Public Relations Office Comenius University in Bratislava (CU) has awarded an honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. h. c.) to the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. The Chancellor of Germany, who received a title during the ceremonial joined meeting of the University Scientific Council and the Faculty Scientific Councils, has become the third woman to receive an honorary doctorate in the history of the oldest and biggest University of Slovakia. “Please accept the honorary title as a sign of respect, reverence and admiration for your academic and political work, as an expression of appreciation for an exceptional contribution to international co-operation with regard to Europe’s development and for your support of education and scientific research for our common European future,” said the Rector of CU, Prof. RNDr. Karol Mičieta, PhD., during the ceremonial meeting. Prof. RNDr. Jozef Masarik, DrSc., the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of CU, which had suggested an honorary award, presented the German Chancellor’s scientific career and her cooperation with CU in his speech: “During her studies and her scientific career she has actively collaborated with physical chemists – Professor Urban and Professor Kelle – from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of CU and with Professor Hubač from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of CU." "Universities are engines of innovations, economic development; they are investments in education, investments in young people, investments in the future of our countries. However, the presenting of knowledge is just one side. The other side, which is equally important, was pointed out by the patron of your University – John Amos Comenius. He said that schools were spaces where humanity was born and where people became real people," said the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, after being awarded an honorary title. Angela Merkel (116th honorary title holder) has been assigned to the ranks of the prominent personalities – honorary doctors of CU among whom were former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Atta Annan, (1999), 14th Dalai Lama and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, Tenzin Gyatso, (2000), and a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Gerhard Ertl, (2009). The honorary doctorate of CU was also awarded to the world famous microbiologist, Ján Vilček, on January this year.
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