02 July 2012
Prof. Dr. Ferdinand K. Piëch appointed to the Honorary Senate of the Foundation for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
- Commitment of Volkswagen's Supervisory Board Chairman to innovation and excellence honored
Professor Piëch was honored on July 1, 2012, by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schürer, during the 62nd Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau. Schürer underlined: "Innovation and excellence are the hallmarks of Professor Ferdinand K. Piëch’s lifetime achievements." He added that his approach focused not just on research and development but especially on their application. New materials and fuel-efficient motors were only two prime examples among many. Professor Piëch's achievements bore witness to his drive both for excellence in research and for sustainability. He combined the continuous quest for high-level technology with product quality. "He therefore serves as an inspiration for generations of engineers."
Professor Piëch underlined: "The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are a unique forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience. They bring together outstanding researchers and excellent young scientists for debates across the boundaries of individual disciplines. In the interest of progress, these meetings deserve our full support." During the 62nd meeting in Lindau, from July 1 to July 6, 27 Nobel laureates are meeting more than 580 young scientists from 69 countries.
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