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Greek Delegation Visits FIT

The Rector and Vice-Rector of Aristotle University find out about materials research in Freiburg

Jul 16, 2019

A delegation from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with its president Prof. Dr. Pericles A. Mitkas and vice rector Prof. Dr. Gunther Neuhaus visited the Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies (FIT) on July 10th 2019.

The group attended a talk held by the speaker of the cluster of excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS), Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe, in which he gave a brief overview of the research on materials in Freiburg and the cluster livMatS. A presentation by Prof. Dr. Stefan Hiermaier of the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering (INATECH) provided insights on the research on these systems.

The Aristotle University belongs to the seven partners of the University of Freiburg which cooperate in the consortium „European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions“ (EPICUR). The European Commission has selected EPICUR as a European University. In the coming years, the consortium will jointly establish a European University that will develop joint activities in research and innovation in addition to teaching. It will receive funding of up to five million euros over the next three years to implement its projects.