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November 12-25, 2018: Patricia Kelso’s visit to Frankfurt (Oder) and Słupsk
Prof. Dr. Lowitzsch and the Kelso-Professorship team were incredibly glad to welcome Mrs. Patricia Kelso, the President of the Kelso Institute for the Study of Economic Systems, San Francisco (http://kelsoinstitute.org), for two busy weeks of private and professional meetings, strengthening their long-standing bonds.
On November 15, Mrs. Kelso and Prof. Dr. Lowitzsch met for a brunch with the new President of Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal, the Chancellor Niels Helle-Meyer and the Vice-President for Strategy and Development Janine Nuyken to discuss the work of the endowed Kelso Professorship (https://www.wiwi.europa-uni.de/en/lehrstuhl/gastprof/kelso/index.html), in particular the SCORE project (https://www.score-h2020.eu), and the envisaged development of a sustainability strategy by the university. Both topics converge in the reconstruction project of the building located at Große Scharrnstraße 23A. The building will be reconstructed in 2019 to house the university’s chairs, whose current premises are in the main post building. Energy efficiency measures and a photovoltaic installation on the roof are under consideration.
Legend, from left to right: Janine Nuyken, Niels Helle-Meyer, Patricia Kelso, Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal and Prof. Dr. Jens Lowitzsch Credit: Stefan Hanisch
A visit of this building at Große Scharrnstraße 23A took place later that day. Dirk Oeltjen from Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft Frankfurt (Oder) eG (WohnBau Frankfurt), owner of the building, provided guidance and infos on the reconstruction process. Reconstruction will start in 2019, and the staff will move in in the beginning of 2020. Marisa Malhotra (student) is writing her master’s thesis on energy efficiency measures and the reconstruction of the building.
The day was complemented by a gathering in the Kelso office with the professorship’s staff, Prof. Dr. Georg Stadtmann (https://www.wiwi.europa-uni.de/en/lehrstuhl/fine/makro/lehrstuhlinhaber/index.html) as well as Prof. Dr. Albert Söllner (https://www.wiwi.europa-uni.de/de/lehrstuhl/mm/ima/mitarbeiter/lehrstuhlinhaber/soellner/index.html) and his research associate Franziska Lichter. The participants had an interesting and vivid discussion on various economic topics, e.g., the role of digitalisation, starting from the recent publication of a foreword by Mrs. Kelso to the book „Democracy in the age of internet“.
Legend, from left to right: Prof. Dr. Jens Lowitzsch, Patricia Kelso, Prof. Dr. Georg Stadtmann and Prof. Dr. Albrecht Söllner Credit: Stefan Hanisch
Renewal of the partnership between the European University Viadrina and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
The ceremonial signing of the respective agreements took place in our office premises.
Foreground: Prof. Dr. Georges Haddad (left), Präsident der Universität Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Prof. Dr. Alexander Wöll (right), Präsident der Europa-Universität Viadrina
Background: Prof. Dr. Timm Beichelt (left), Prof. Dr. Jens Lowitzsch, Prof. Dr. Maria Gravary-Barbas, Jun.-Prof. Nicolas Hubé, Petra Weber (right)
Photo: (c) Heide Fest
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