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University Medal

Date of ConferralName Reason for Conferral (Text of Certificate)
01.03.2017 Margot Selz In grateful recognition of her influence on the public discourse on basic questions of social market economy in dialogue with the University of Freiburg
01.03.2017 Karin Endress In grateful recognition of the Georg H. Endress Foundation's extensive support for the Faculty of Engineering, Freiburg sustainability research, and the European Campus
01.03.2017 Prof. Dr. Hideyo Kunieda In grateful recognition of his extraordinary services to the key partnership between the University of Freiburg and Nagoya University
14.10.2016 Prof. Dr. Alain Beretz In grateful recognition of his outstanding services in establishing the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) "Eucor – The European Campus" and helping shape the project for a European university on the Upper Rhine
15.06.2016 Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Gehrke As a token of recognition and gratitude for his great commitment to the university and to academic self-administration and in grateful recognition of his work as Director of Outreach at the University College Freiburg
15.06.2016 Bärbel Schäfer In grateful recognition of her services in establishing the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) "Eucor – The European Campus" and her devoted support of the project for a European university on the Upper Rhine
15.06.2016 Prof. Dr. Günter Schnitzler In grateful recognition of his lifelong service as the rector's representative for the Studium Generale program
04.11.2015 Werner Beiser In grateful recognition of his achievements as Chair of the Staff Council in the years 1993 to 2015
04.07.2015 Jeffrey Himmel In recognition of his great services to the University of Freiburg as founder of the Freiburg Alumni Club in the USA and his outstanding commitment to the development of the University of Freiburg's transatlantic network of alumni and sponsors
12.06.2015 (postum) Prof. Dr. Hermann Schwengel In recognition of the services he rendered to the University of Freiburg as a longstanding member of the Senate, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, and Vice President in the years 2009 to 2012
10.06.2015 Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe In grateful recognition of his achievements as Vice President for Internationalization and Technology Transfer in the years 2006 to 2014
10.06.2015 Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Rolf Stürner In grateful recognition of his contribution to the development of comparative law at the University of Freiburg
03.06.2014 Prof. Dr. Dr. Hubert E. Blum In recognition of his many years of service to university medicine, in particular during his terms as dean from 1999 to 2001 and from 2010 to March 2014
03.06.2014 Prof. Dr. Werner Frick In grateful recognition of his work establishing and heading the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in the years 2007 to 2013
03.06.2014 Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz As a token of special appreciation and gratitude for the great services he rendered to the university during his more than five-year term as full-time vice rector and vice president for academic affairs (January 2009 to April 2014)
03.06.2014 Gisela Sick In grateful recognition of her great personal services to the Faculty of Engineering and her outstanding commitment as sponsor of the Gisela and Erwin Sick Chair in Microoptics
18.11.2013 Dr. Wilhelm Eitel As a token of appreciation and gratitude for his contribution to the development of palliative medicine.
Through the Dr. Wilhelm Eitel Foundation he founded together with his wife Ina Eitel, he performed exemplary services for teaching and research at the Division of Palliative Medicine of the Freiburg University Medical Center.
19.06.2013  Eleonore Hodeige-Rombach As a token of appreciation and gratitude for her contribution to endowment work in Freiburg and especially for her many years of commitment as sponsor of the Eleonore and Fritz Hodeige Prize for innovative medical therapies
19.06.2013  Prof. Dr. Hans Spada In appreciation of his numerous services to the University of Freiburg, in particular his activity as Deputy Chair of the University Council in the years 2006 to 2012 and his sixteen years of commitment as a liaison officer of the German Research Foundation at the University of Freiburg
19.06.2013 Prof. Dr. Thomas Würtenberger In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Legal Advisor to the Rector from 1997 to 2010 during the rectorates of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jäger, Prof. Dr. Andreas Voßkuhle, and Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer
20.06.2012 Prof. Dr. Charlotte Niemeyer In recognition of her many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Medicine
05.10.2011 Prof. Dr. Christel Lingnau In recognition of her important role in establishing the Faculty of Forest Science at the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba and developing it into one of the most distinguished forest science institutions in South America and in appreciation of her many years of outstanding services maintaining and intensifying the cooperation between the faculties of forest sciences in Curitiba and Freiburg
05.10.2011 Prof. Dr. José Henrique Pedrosa-Macedo In recognition of his important role in establishing the Faculty of Forest Science of the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba and developing it into one of the most distinguished forest science institutions in South America and in appreciation of his many years of outstanding services maintaining and intensifying the cooperation between the faculties of forest science in Curitiba and Freiburg
05.10.2011 Prof. Dr. Daniel Turyn In appreciation of his outstanding services to the cooperation between the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Freiburg and especially his great commitment to the exceptionally successful joint International Master Program in Biomedical Sciences (IMBS)
05.10.2011 Prof. Dr. Alberto Boveris In appreciation of his outstanding services to the cooperation between the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Freiburg and especially his great commitment to the exceptionally successful joint International Master Program in Biomedical Sciences (IMBS)
08.06.2011 Dr. Karl V. Ullrich In appreciation of his outstanding services in intensifying the cooperation between businesses in the region and the university and in recognition of his many years of commitment as Chair of the Friends of the University Association
08.06.2011 Prof. Dr. Eberhard Schäfer

 
In recognition of his services to joint research as well as his many years of commitment for the benefit of the university in the executive board of the Academic Society in Freiburg
08.06.2011 Gerda and Dr. Fritz Ruf in recognition of their outstanding commitment as patrons of research at the University of Freiburg through the endowment of the "Fritz Hüttinger Chair in Microelectronics" at the Department of Microsystems Engineering
23.06.2010 Prof. Dr. Reinhard Grunwald In appreciation of his outstanding services to science and research in the Federal Republic of Germany and in recognition of his many years of commitment as a member of the University Council
23.06.2010 Hans-Jürgen Müller-Arens In recognition of his many years of activity for the benefit of the universities of Baden-Württemberg and his many forms of commitment to the University of Freiburg
23.06.2010 Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Villinger In recognition of her many years of commitment as Equal Opportunity Representative of the university and in appreciation of her services in improving the situation at the University of Freiburg in the area of gender equality and family friendliness
17.06.2009 Professor Dr. Heinrich Anz In recognition of his outstanding commitment in the area of academic reform, particularly as Representative of the Rector for the Center for Key Qualifications
17.06.2009 Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias Brandis In recognition of his services to the Faculty of Medicine and the Freiburg University Medical Center
17.06.2009 Professor Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Ottmann In recognition of his outstanding services in the establishment of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Freiburg
18.06.2008 Prof. Dr. Franz Daschner In recognition of his outstanding commitment as President of the 2007 Anniversary Committee
18.06.2008 Prof. Dr. Mathias Langer In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Research and Affairs of Medicine
18.06.2008 Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Knowledge Transfer and Communication Technology
18.06.2008 Prof. Dr. Karl-Reinhard Volz In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Student and Academic Affairs
20.03.2008 Rudolf Mayer In recognition of his many years of service as the chauffeur of the Rector
19.03.2008 Dr. Ben Kozinger In recognition of his outstanding commitment to developing and fostering cooperation between the University of Freiburg and the universities of Argentina, particularly the University of Buenos Aires
20.06.2007 Werner Hager, retired Senior Police Councilor In recognition of the many years of outstanding cooperation between the Freiburg-North Police Precinct and the university and in appreciation of his services as a contact person
08.05.2006 Nelly Arrieta de Blaquier In recognition of her extraordinary commitment to students and cooperation with the University of Freiburg
21.06.2006 Prof. Dr. Heribert Smolinsky In recognition of his many years of service as Prefect of the University Church
15.06.2005 Professor Dr. Dieter Mertens
Emeritus of the Faculty of Humanities
In recognition of his services in the establishment of the Uniseum
15.06.2005 Dr. Torsten Hünke von Podewils
former Business Director of the University Medical Center
In recognition of his services as Business Director of the Freiburg University Medical Center
16.06.2004 Prof. em. Dr. Klaus-Werner Benz In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Knowledge Transfer and Communication Technologies
16.06.2004 Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hermann Frommhold In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Chairman of the Board of the Medical Center
16.06.2004 Prof. Dr. Gerhard Oesten In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Student and Academic Affairs
16.06.2004 Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Stefan Pollak In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Research and Affairs of Medicine
25.06.2003 Dipl.-Ing. Architect Eckhard Bull, LBD a.D., former Head of the University of Freiburg Building Authority In recognition of his commendable service for the benefit of the University of Freiburg
25.06.2003 Prof. Dr. Gisa Fleckenstein-Grün In recognition of her services as Vice Rector for Research and Young Researchers and her many years of service as Representative of the Rector for Honors and Awards
25.06.2003 Prof. em. Dr. Klaus Starke In recognition of his commendable services to the University of Freiburg
19.06.2002 Dipl.-Vw. Margret Böhme, Vice Chair of Alumni Freiburg e.V. In recognition of her commendable services to the University of Freiburg
19.06.2002 Trutz Magunia In recognition of his services to the Archaeological Collection of the University of Freiburg
27.06.2001 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Albin Eser, M.C.J., Professor Emeritus for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Comparative Criminal Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Freiburg and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law In recognition of his commendable services to the university
27.06.2001 Irene Schwartz In recognition of her services in classical rhythmic gymnastics at the Institute of Sports Science and Physical Education and in the Recreational Sports Program
18.10.2000 Prof. Dr. Carol Stanciu, Rector of "Grigore T. Popa" University In commemoration of 25 years of cooperation between the “Grigore T. Popa” Medical Pharmaceutical University in Iasi, Romania, and the University of Freiburg, Germany, and in great appreciation of his exceptional commitment to and support of the cooperation between our institutions
18.10.2000 Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Popa, former Rector of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the partnership between Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania, and the University of Freiburg, Germany, and in great appreciation of his exceptional commitment to and enduring support of our cooperation
28.06.2000 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eduard H. Farthmann In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for the Medical Center and Affairs of Medicine
28.06.2000 Prof. Dr. Siegfried Hauser In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Student and Academic Affairs
28.06.2000 Prof. Dr. Gregor Herten In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Research and Young Researchers
23.06.1999 Sigrun Löwisch In recognition of her contribution to the establishment of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and for her substantial role in securing the real estate formerly used by the French occupational forces
23.06.1999 Prof. Dr. Joseph Jurt, Chairman of the Board of the French Cultural Center For his contributions to the creation and development of the French Cultural Center
24.06.1998 Dipl.-Ing. Peter Körner, retired Financial President In recognition of his services as a committed supporter of constructional development at the University of Freiburg
24.06.1998 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Joachim Cantow, Emeritus of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy For his achievements in the creation of the Freiburg Center for Materials Research and for his promotion of scientific cooperation in the region
25.06.1997 Käte Rüchardt In recognition of her services to the university
14.02.1996 Dr. Bernhard Bläsi, retired Ministry Director In recognition of his services to the university
27.09.1995 Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Nuber In recognition of his many years of excellent service as Vice Rector for Student and Academic Affairs
27.09.1995 Prof. Dr. Josef Honerkamp In recognition of his many years of commendable service as Vice Rector for Research and Young Researchers
30.06.1995 Dr. Michael Heim, Treasurer and longtime member of the Board of Trustees of the Academic Society In recognition of his services to the university
28.06.1995 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Bullinger In recognition of his many years of excellent service as Legal Advisor to the Rector as well as his committed developmental work at the French Cultural Center
05.04.1995 Prof. Dr. Christoph Schlier, Faculty of Physics In recognition of his commitment and ever competent advice during the establishment and development of the Faculty of Applied Sciences
07.02.1995 Dr. Hans P. Hirner, Director of Deutsche Bank AG, Freiburg In recognition of his contribution as a committed supporter of young researchers and his many years of service as a member of the administrative board of the Office of Student Services
07.09.1994 Werner Wagner, 1st Police Superintendent In recognition of his many years of involvement in security matters at the University of Freiburg
17.06.1994 Falk Foundation In appreciation of its support of research at the Faculty of Medicine in the areas of gastroenterology and hepatology
19.05.1994 Dr. Karl-Heinz Suermondt In recognition of his many years of service as Chair of the Friends of the University Association
19.10.1993 Dr. Gerhard Fritz In recognition of his service as a member of the Friends of the University Association and a dedicated supporter of young researchers
01.09.1993 Prof. Dr. Hanjörg Just In recognition of his many years of service as Vice Rector for Affairs of the University Medical Center

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University Medal – Silver –

Date of ConferralName Reason for Conferral (Text of Certificate)
08.07.1991 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kehr On the occasion of his 60th birthday
12.06.1991 Prof. Dr. em. Helmut Holzer Honoring his great services to the university
27.03.1991 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gerok, Chairman of the Board of the Medical Center On the occasion of his 65th birthday and in recognition of his services to the University Medical Center
17.10.1990 Prof. Dr. Gottfried Schramm In recognition of his great services as Representative of the Rector for the Studium Generale Program
17.10.1990 Prof. Dr. Dieter Oberndörfer In recognition of his great services as Representative of the Rector for the Colloquium Politicum
04.05.1988 Prof. em. Dr. J. Heinz Müller In appreciation of his many years of service as an exemplary educator and especially his autonomous work for the development of the university in trying times
13.01.1988 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. G. Mackensen Prof. Mackensen placed his creativity at the disposal of the university in exemplary fashion by initiating international partnerships in trying times, by taking the alma mater into his own hands as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice Rector, and by forging into new territory with his research on optical surgery
21.10.1987 Prof. Dr. Volker Schupp In recognition of his services to the university as Rector and as Chair of the State Rectors' Committee of Baden-Württemberg
25.09.1987 Prof. Dr. Jörg Keller In remembrance of his service as Vice Rector for Research and Young Researchers in the years 1983–1987. In the course of two terms he fulfilled his duties with great commitment and selfless disregard for his own plans.
13.06.1987 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Albrecht Fleckenstein In recognition of the special services he rendered to the university by taking responsible action in an exposed position in trying times, and for his outstanding research findings on calcium antagonists, which made a lasting contribution to the university's reputation
28.01.1987 Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Hansjürg Steinlin, Altrektor In recognition of his extraordinary services to the university as Rector in particularly trying times
22.10.1986 Dr. Hermann Herder For his activities as a publisher in the service of science and research and for his many years of attachment to the university
24.10.1984 Dr. Eugen Keidel, former Mayor In appreciation of his contributions to the improvement of relations between the City of Freiburg and the University of Freiburg. This honor also has the intention of expressing gratitude for the many occasions on which the City of Freiburg has supported the University of Freiburg during the 20 years in which the former mayor was in office.
10.07.1984 Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Vincent de Paul In recognition of the selfless service of the nursing sisters at the University Medical Center
16.02.1984 Prof. Dr. Günther Hans Grüninger For his special contributions and exceptional personal commitment to supporting academic exchange programs between the University of Freiburg and American universities, especially DePauw University.
23.09.1983 Prof. Dr. Felix Eckstein In recognition of his many years of service as Vice Rector for Academic and Examination Affairs, which he performed successfully under three rectors
20.10.1982 Dr.-Ing. Vogt, Baden-Baden In recognition of his services in the promotion of science and research
20.10.1982 Dr. Graf, First Mayor In appreciation of his personal commitment to the interests of the university and its members, and in appreciation of the close relations between the city and the university
20.10.1982 M.S. Schindler, Director of the Junior Year in Germany Program at Wayne State University, Detroit For his special contribution to the 20-year existence of the Junior Year in Freiburg and to relations with partner institutions

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University Medal – Bronze –

Date of ConferralName Reason for Conferral (Text of Certificate)
02.07.1992 Karl Günther For services rendered to the Cancer Department of the Children's Hospital (conferred by Vice Rector Just)
22.06.1992 Herr Aschauer, Faculty of Forest Science Honor from the Faculty of Forest Science for his many years of service to the students of the Faculty of Forest Science
22.06.1992 Herr Forstdirektor Ott, Faculty of Forest Science Honor from the Faculty of Forest Science for his many years of service to the students of the Faculty of Forest Science
16.12.1991 Ortwin Müller, Head of the University Building Authority Retirement from his position, in recognition of his service to the University of Freiburg
18.11.1988 Adolf Krebs, Banker Honor conferred during the official opening of the academic year – conferral not possible as Mr. Krebs passed away in the summer – the honor was instead conferred to the executor Dr. Lübbert
21.10.1987 Heinz Krebs, Banker Honor conferred during the official opening of the academic year
21.10.1987 Prof. Dr. Bernd Bender, Attorney Honor conferred during the official opening of the academic year
25.09.1987 Prof. Dr. Manfred Löwisch Retirement as Vice Rector (conferred by the Rector)
25.09.1987 Prof. Dr. Werner Wenz Retirement as Vice Rector (conferred by the Rector)
25.09.1987 Prof. Dr. Rainer Wahl Retirement as Vice Rector (conferred by the Rector)
23.10.1985 Matron Renate Schacht Head of the Nursing School
26.10.1983 Günter Wöhrle Chair of the foundation "Humanism Today"
23.09.1983 Prof. Dr. Sabine von Kleist Retirement as Vice Rector (conferred by the Rector)
23.09.1983 Prof. Dr. Peter Schollmeyer Retirement as Vice Rector (conferred by the Rector)
24.09.1982 Herr Maier, Ltd. Police Director Conferred by the Rector (reception)

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