On January 7, Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister of Education and Science, Professor Dr Waltraud ‘Wara’ Wende, visited the Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes.
A group of GS members of all stages, from PhD students to Principal Investigators, and several members of the University administration welcomed her. During the 90-minute meeting, Wende was introduced to achievements and current projects of the Graduate School. The main focus of the discussion centered on the future development of the Graduate School and the Johanna Mestorf Academy after the end of Excellence Initiative funding in 2017. The importance of such an outstanding research institution, including social as well as natural sciences, was underlined.
Our picture shows Johannes Müller, Speaker of the Graduate School (left), explaining the features of a pottery vessel from a megalithic grave near Oldenburg to Minister Wende and to Gerhard Fouquet, President of Kiel University. The vessel was found by associated Graduate School members during an excavation.
Text & Photo: Jirka N. Menke