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President of the Humboldt Foundation awarded Federal Cross of Merit
Helmut Schwarz’ outstanding services to Germany as a location for science and industry are to be recognised.
|Helmut Schwarz at the award ceremony
on 9 February 2012.
The award recognises Helmut Schwarz’ outstanding services to Germany as a location for science and industry. Annette Schavan, Federal Minister of Research, particularly highlighted the academic collaboration between Israel and Germany, noting that Schwarz had initiated many joint research projects and intensified and expanded Germany’s cooperation with Israel, which goes back almost 50 years.
The award also recognised and paid special tribute to Schwarz as a researcher for his work as one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of molecular chemistry, said Schavan. Helmut Schwarz has been Professor for Chemistry at TU Berlin since 1983. He has worked and taught in the UK, Israel, the USA, France, Japan, Australia, Austria and Switzerland, among others.
The Order of Merit is awarded in several classes by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany to citizens of Germany and other countries for political, economic, social and intellectual achievements and all kinds of outstanding services to the Federal Republic of Germany. It is the highest honour conferred by the Federal Republic of Germany for contributions to public welfare.
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