Director Jürgen Renn has been awarded the degree of Doctor Philosoph Honoris Causa by Tel Aviv University (TAU). The award recognizes his research on long-term developments of knowledge that take into account processes of globalization. In accepting the honorary doctorate, Renn joins a distinguished list of honorees that includes Umberto Eco, Angela Merkel, Alan Dershowitz, and many more.
The MPIWG is pleased to have a warm relationship with Tel Aviv University including a teaching cooperation with its Cohn Institute. Renn is also Chair of the MPG Minerva Centers Committee, which is dedicated to promoting cooperation between German and Israeli researchers.