LMU President Bernd Huber receives honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University

13 May 2022

Bernd Huber, President of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and Professor of Public Finance, has been presented with an honorary doctorate by Tel Aviv University (TAU).

Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber receives honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University

LMU President Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber receives honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University. | © Chen Galili

The Senate of Tel Aviv University has conferred the degree Doctor philosophiae honoris causa to Professor Bernd Huber. He received this honor in recognition of his academic accomplishments in the field of public finance, his longstanding and successful tenure as president of LMU Munich, his endeavors to strengthen German-Israeli academic ties, and particularly his spearheading of a broad strategic cooperation agreement with Tel Aviv University.

Professor Bernd Huber studied economics at Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen. After earning his doctorate and completing his post-doctoral thesis (“Habilitation”) at Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg, his academic career took him to Bochum, Dresden, and, finally, Munich, where he was appointed as Chair of Public Finance at LMU’s Faculty of Economics in 1994. His research interests include public finance, government debt, and European fiscal and monetary integration. Bernd Huber served as rector of LMU from 2002 to 2007. Since October 2007, he has been president of LMU, starting his fifth term in office in October 2019. From 2008 through 2014, he was also Chairman of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Bernd Huber holds the Bavarian Order of Merit.

Founded in 1953, Tel Aviv University is one of the biggest – with over 30,000 students enrolled – and internationally most renowned universities in Israel. Collaboration between LMU and Tel Aviv University goes back many years – one example being the LMU-TAU Research Cooperation Program launched in 2017. Built around joint research projects and regular academics exchange, this strategic partnership intensifies the two universities’ collaboration across all disciplines.

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