German scholar becomes UT Honorary Professor
UT Rector Valery Falkov has granted Norbert Hӧlzel (University of Münster) a UT Honorary Professor degree. The award ceremony was held at the UT Goethe Hall, as part of a presentation of the UT’s German programmes.
Norbert Hӧlzel came to UT to participate in an International Council meeting. One of the missions of the Council is to determine priority areas for UT’s strategic development. The Council members will analyze the University’s educational and research activities and give recommendations.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Hӧlzel for becoming a UT International Council member. Currently, we are carrying out several new projects and we would like to implement them in conjunction with our German colleagues”, said Valery Falkov.
Norbert Hӧlzel and UT have a long history of cooperation, as Dr. Hӧlzel is Director of the SASCHA project.
“I hope this will be the start of a long-term partnership. It is always a pleasure for me to come to Tyumen, I already feel at home when I come here. The University of Tyumen has an excellent foothold for development. I like the idea of student and young scientist exchange – the experience would be quite beneficial for both sides. I am really looking forward to future cooperation. UT has managed to achieve a lot in a short period of time, and I am proud to become part of these changes”, – said Norbert Hӧlzel.
It should be noted that the UT has strong connections with Germany. It is currently in partnership with nine German universities, including some major, well-known universities such as the University of Passau and the University of Münster.
The Georg Wilhelm Steller Centre of Russian-German cooperation was established by UT in order to develop and strengthen scientific, educational and cultural cooperation with Germany and other German-speaking countries. The Centre cooperates with the Goethe Institute, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Agency for Technical Cooperation and the International Union of German Culture.
University representatives told Norbert Hӧlzel about the UT Summer School Way to the North, where Russian and German students will study the geography, culture and history of Tyumen region and particularly Tyumen, Ishim, Tobolsk and Khanty-Mansiysk. Summer school participants will study a number of topics, including The History and Geography of the North of Russia and Environment and Biodiversity Conservation in the Northern Territories.
Source: UT Office of Strategic Communications
Link to Russian version: https://www.utmn.ru/presse/novosti/mezhdunarodnaya-deyatelnost/309148/