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Professor Volker Epping Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Professor Volker Epping Awarded Honorary Doctorate

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President of Leibniz University Hannover receives special recognition from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

On Monday 10 June 2019, Professor Volker Epping was awarded an honorary doctorate from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU). With the award, the academic council of the partner university recognised the contribution of Professor Epping to strengthening the long-standing academic and scientific collaboration between SPbPU and LUH. Professor Andrei Rudskoi, Rector of SPbPU, presented Professor Epping with the certificate and commended the new dimensions of international collaboration the partner universities achieved over the last years. Furthermore, Professor Rudskoi emphasised the contribution of both universities and their management to strengthening the academic relations between Germany and Russia.

The successful acquisition of third-party funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the scope the funding line "Strategic Partnership" between 2013 and 2018 was a significant benefit for the partnership and would not have been possible without the support of Professor Epping and Professor Rudskoi. Professor Epping thanked SPbPU for the honour and emphasised the importance of a well-functioning strategic partnership in the twenty-first century.

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