New President of Freie Universität Berlin
Professor Günter M. Ziegler succeeds long-time president Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt. 800 guest were present in the Max Kade Auditorium of the Henry Ford Building when Alt handed over his official duties on July 6 to Ziegler after 8 years as head of the Freie Universität Berlin. Instead of a chain of office he presented Ziegler with a badge, saying: "Ask me. I am with Freie Universität." This slogan was worn during the (successful) application for the the Excellence Initiative in 2012. For the future it could be altered to read "Ask him" in firm conviction that Ziegler will know the right answers, so Peter-André Alt. Read more about the official ceremony.