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Honorary Senators

Manfred Bähr

The then Universität Karlsruhe granted the honorary senatorship to Manfred Bähr in 2006. Bähr is managing director of Vollack Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG.

Hermann Becker

Dipl.-Ing. Hermann Becker is honorary professor at KIT. The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed the chief executive officer of Philipp Holzmann AG an honorary senator in 1978.

Peter Biró

Professor Dr. Peter Biró was appointed honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1961. Biró is retired professor of the Department of Geodesy of TU Budapest/Hungary, Müegyetem rkp.

Heinz Blessmann

Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Blessmann was managing director of the Deutsche Solvay-Werke GmbH and member of the board of Kali-Chemie AG. In 1990, the then Universität Karlsruhe granted the honorary senatorship to him.

Janos Ginsztler

Professor Dr. Janos Ginsztler became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1995. He is professor at the Technical University of Budapest, Müegyetem Rakpart 3.K.II.73.

Hans-Werner Hector

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary doctorate to Hans-Werner Hector in 2003 for his merits in the promotion of highly talented pupils by the Hector seminars initiated by him. In March 2008, he established the Hector Science Fund in the amount of 200 million Euros. These assets are to result in five million Euros for KIT annually. In 2007, he was appointed honorary senator by KIT.

Dieter Heilmann

Dr.rer.pol. Dieter Heilmann became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1975.

Martin Herrenknecht

KIT conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr. Martin Herrenknecht, CEO of Herrenknecht AG, in 2011. The holder of the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class, sponsors civil engineering at KIT. Since 2008, Herrenknecht AG has been funding the endowed professorship for technical petrophysics in the sector of geothermal energies for a duration of five years.

Detlef W. Hübner

KIT appointed Detlef W. Hübner an honorary senator in 2007. He is the founder of the Detlef W. Hübner Foundation.

Jakob Hupperich

Jakob Hupperich was conferred the honorary senatorship by the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1992. Hupperich was chief executive officer of Sparkasse Karlsruhe.

Edgar Kipper

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Edgar Kipper in 2002. Kipper is CEO of Volksbank Karlsruhe e.G.

Wolfgang Kottmann

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Kottmann was member of the board of directors of Thyssen Gas GmbH. In 1994, the then Universität Karlsruhe appointed him an honorary senator.

Egon Kremer

Dr. oec. publ. Egon Kremer is honorary professor of KIT. In 1980, he became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe.

Horst Marschall

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Horst Marschall in 1995. Marschall is CEO of the Baden-Württembergische Bank AG.

Hugo Rhein

In 1976, Dr. rer.pol. Hugo Rhein became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe. Rhein was chief executive officer of Badenwerk AG. In 2002, he established a foundation for accommodations of students in Karlsruhe.

Peter Scherer

Dipl.-Ing. Peter Scherer became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1994.

Helwig Schmied

Prof. Dr. Dr. Helwig Schmied is professor at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Strasbourg. The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed him an honorary senator in 1996.

Ingrid Schroff

In 1984, Gunther and Ingrid Schroff established the Schroff Foundations from their private assets. Their objective: Investing the profits of Schroff GmbH in scientific and social institutions. After the death of Gunther Schroff, who was honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe, Ingrid Schroff continued his work. In 2001, the then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to her. The foundation funds the construction of students’ residences, endowed professorships, international exchange of know-how, and prizes and scholarships.

Christian Teichmann

Dr. jur. Christian Teichmann was deputy chief executive officer of the ÖVA-Versicherungen. In 1991, he became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe.

Walter Urbach

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr. rer.nat. Walter Urbach in 1993. Urbach was director of Siemens AG.

Karl-Ernst Vaillant

The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Dipl.-Ing. Karl-Ernst Vaillant an honorary senator in 1994.

Joachim Vielmetter

In 1956, the then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Joachim Vielmetter. Vielmetter was director and manager of the Deutsch-Afrikanische Handelsgesellschaft mbH and managing director of Fa. Martellus Gesellschaft für industrielle Zusammenarbeit mbH u. Co.KG.

Wilhelm von Ilsemann
Dr. Wilhelm von Ilsemann wurde 1992 Ehrensenator der damaligen Universität Karlsruhe (TH). Er war Vorsitzender der Deutschen Schell AG.

Reinhold Würth
Seit 2015 ist der Unternehmer Reinhold Würth Ehrensenator des KIT. Der Vorsitzende des Stiftungsaufsichtsrats der Würth-Gruppe erhielt die Auszeichnung, da er durch seine unternehmerischen Erfahrungen maßgeblich dazu beigetragen hat, die studentische Gründerkultur am KIT aufzubauen.  Von 1999 bis 2003 leitete Würth als Professor das Interfakultative Institut für Entrepreneurship der damaligen Universität Karlsruhe (TH).

Lothaire Ziliox

Professor Dr. Lothaire Ziliox became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 2002. Ziliox is professor at the Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherche sur L’Environment, ULP Strasbourg.

 

Departed honorary senators

 
Hans Georg Appenzeller

In 1994, the honorary senatorship was conferred to Georg Appenzeller by the then Universität Karlsruhe.

Werner Bansen

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Werner Bansen in 1968.

Georg Bleisteiner

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr.-Ing. E.h. Georg Bleisteiner in 1956.

Walter A. Bösenberg

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Professor Walter A. Bösenberg an honorary senator in 1965.

Waldemar Braun

Waldemar Braun was conferred the honorary senatorship by the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1950.

Herbert Bretschneider

Herbert Bretschneider was appointed honorary senator by the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1950.

Alfons Brill

Alfons Brill became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1950.

Heinz Bubel

Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Bubel was president of the Karlsruhe Railway Division. He was appointed honorary senator by the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1986.

Franz Burda

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr. Franz Burda honorary senator in 1950.

Heinrich Canzler

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Heinrich Canzler was appointed honorary senator by the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1951.

Jean Capelle

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Professor Dr. Jean Capelle in 1962.

Kurt A. Dambach

The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Professor E.h. Kurt A. Dambach an honorary senator in 1972.

Karl Danzer

In 1966, Karl Danzer became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe.

Ernst Deck

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dipl.-Ing. Ernst Deck in 1969.

Theo Deglmann

Dr.med. Theo Deglmann was appointed honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1960.

Joseph Dorer

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Joseph Dorer an honorary senator in 1951.

Richard Eugen Dörr

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Richard Eugen Dörr became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1952.

Otto Dullenkopf

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Otto Dullenkopf in 1975.

Emil Eisele

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr.jur. Emil Eisele an honorary senator in 1950.

Adolf Elsaesser

Adolf Elsaesser became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1950.

Rudolf Fettweis

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Rudolf Fettweis was conferred the honorary senatorship by the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1947.

Heinrich Freiberger

Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Freiberger became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1962.

Hans-Jürgen Ganß

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr. Hans-Jürgen Ganß in 1975.

Karl Gebhardt

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Karl Gebhardt an honorary senator in 1952.

Rolf von Gierke

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Rolf von Gierke an honorary senator in 1950.

Fritz-Aurel Goergen

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr.rer.pol. h.c. Fritz-Aurel Goergen an honorary senator in 1955.

Werner Goldschmit

Dipl.-Ing. Werner Goldschmit became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1975.

Clemens Grimm

Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Grimm is free architect, BDA. The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to him in 1983.

Max Grundig

The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Dr. h.c. Max Grundig an honorary senator in 1987.

Nicolas Adolf Halbertsma

Dr.-Ing. Nicolas Adolf Halbertsma became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1952.

Hans Leonhard Hammerbacher

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr. Hans Leonhard Hammerbacher an honorary senator in 1950.

Hans-Wolfgang Heidland

The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Professor Dr. Hans-Wolfgang Heidland an honorary senator in 1975.

Bruno Heusinger

Dr.phil. Dr.jur. h.c. Bruno Heusinger became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1966.

Udo Hoesch

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Udo Hoesch in 1950.

Willy Höfler

Dr.-Ing. Willy Höfler became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1989.

Walter Hohner

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary doctorate to Dipl.-Ing. Walter Hohner in 1975.

Wilhelm Homann

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Wilhelm Homann an honorary senator in 1950.

Franz Eugen Huber

Franz Eugen Huber became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1950.

Arnold Huggenberger

Dr.sc.techn. Arnold Huggenberger became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1953.

Paul Imbs

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary doctorate to Dr. Paul Imbs in 1968.

Heinrich Jaeger

The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Heinrich Jaeger an honorary senator in 1983. Jaeger was CEO of Sparkasse Karlsruhe.

Heinrich Jakopp

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.Ing. E.h. Dr. techn. h.c. Heinrich Jakopp became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1950.

Jochen Kienzle

Dipl. Volkswirt Jochen Kienzle was conferred the honorary doctorate by the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1975.

Horst Kleiner

The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Horst Kleiner an honorary senator in 2000.

Paul Kleinewefers

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dipl.-Ing. Paul Kleinewefers in 1950.

Otto Koehn

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr.-Ing. Otto Koehn an honorary senator in 1950.

Hellmut Kohler

Dr.-Ing. Hellmut Kohler became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1971.

Karl Kölmel

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Karl Kölmel in 1950.

Günther Kopf

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dipl.-Ing. Günther Kopf an honorary senator in 1956.

Kurt Kraft

Dr. phil. Kurt Kraft became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1967.

Siegfried Kühn

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr. Dr. med. h.c. Siegfried Kühn an honorary senator in 1948.

Gerhard Lehmann

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Gerhard Lehmann in 1977.

Hans Liebherr

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans Liebherr in 1974.

Adolf Lohse

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr. Adolf Lohse an honorary senator in 1950.

Arved Lompe

Dr. phil. Arved Lompe became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1970.

Walter Ludewig

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Walter Ludewig in 1963.

Adolf Messer

Dr. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Adolf Messer became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1950.

Alfred Robert Meyer

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Alfred Robert Meyer an honorary senator in 1952.

Pal Michelberger

Professor Dr. Pal Michelberger is professor of the Technical University of Budapest, Müegyetem Rakpart 3.K.II.73. In 1995, he was appointed honorary senator by the then Universität Karlsruhe.

Alex Möller

Professor Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. Alex Möller became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1950.

Robert Müller-Wirth

Dr. jur. Robert Müller-Wirth became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1968.

Karl Neuenhofer

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr.-Ing. Karl Neuenhofer an honorary senator in 1952.

Heinz Nixdorf

The then Unversität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Heinz Nixdorf in 1981.

Imre Perenyi

Dr. Dipl.-Ing. s.c. Dr. habil. dres. h.c. Imre Perenyi became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1980.

Hans Peters

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Hans Peters an honorary senator in 1950.

Erich Pfisterer

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr. rer.pol. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Erich Pfisterer an honorary senator in 1961.

Adolf Pirrung

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Adolf Pirrung became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1951.

Károly Polinszky

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr. Károly Polinszky in 1985.

Hans Ramm

The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Hans Ramm an honorary senator in 1973.

Wendelin Rauch

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr. theol. et phil. Wendelin Rauch in 1949.

Jacques Robin

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr. Jacques Robin in 1985. Robin is directeur honoraire at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon-Villeurbanne.

Mirko Ros

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr.-Ing. h.c. Mirko Ros an honorary senator in 1950.

Robert Sänger

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Robert Sänger an honorary senator in 1952.

Hans Ulrich Schäfer

The then Universität Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr. jur. Hans Ulrich Schäfer in 1973.

Hans Scherenberg

Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans Scherenberg became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1969.

Walter Schlienz

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr. rer.nat. Walter Schlienz in 1947.

Franz Schnabel

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Franz Schnabel in 1949.

Gunther Schroff

The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Gunther Schroff an honorary senator in 1989.

Hermann Schuon

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr. Hermann Schuon an honorary senator in 1950.

Karl Schüssler

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Karl Schüssler in 1950.

Ludolf Schwenkow

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr. jur. Ludolf Schwenkow an honorary senator in 1950.

Robert Schwebler

Professor Dr. rer.oec. Dr. h.c Robert Schwebler became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1977. For a long time, Schwebler was chief executive officer of the Karlsruhe Lebensversicherung AG and chairman of the supervisory boards of Karlsruhe Versicherung AG and Karlsruhe Hinterbliebenenkasse AG. He also worked as professor at KIT.

Rudolf Seitz

Professor Dr.med. Rudolf Seitz became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1977.

Ernst von Siemens

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr.-Ing. E.h. Ernst von Siemens an honorary senator in 1950.

Lothar F.W. Sparberg

In 1984, the then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Professor Lothar F.W. Sparberg an honorary senator. Sparberg was member of the supervisory board of IBM Deutschland GmbH.

Rudolf Sperner

The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Rudolf Sperner an honorary senator in 1977.

Albert F. Spitta

Albert F. Spitta became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1972.

Walter Staiger

Walter Staiger became honorary senator of the then Universität Karlsruhe in 1968.

Hans Strauß

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Dr. jur. Hans Strauß in 1954.

Eugen Thoma

Dr. Eugen Thoma became honorary senator of the then Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1948.

Friedrich Töpper

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Friedrich Töpper an honorary senator in 1948.

Alfred Tröblinger

The then Universität Karlsruhe appointed Professor Dr. Alfred Tröblinger an honorary senator in 1976.

Klaus Tschira

Klaus Tschira is one of the founders of SAP AG, who is closely related to KIT. From 1966 to 1972, he studied physics at the Fridericiana. Since 1999, he has been honorary senator of the university. To promote natural sciences, mathematics, and informatics, he established a foundation in 1995, which also advocates public appreciation of these subjects.

Friedrich Uhde

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Friedrich Uhde in 1951.

Erwin Umhauer

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Erwin Umhauer an honorary senator in 1950.

Helmut Winkler

The then Technical University of Karlsruhe appointed Dr. Helmut Winkler an honorary senator in 1950.

Carl Wurster

The then Technical Unversity of Karlsruhe conferred the honorary senatorship to Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. rer.nat. h.c. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Carl Wurster in 1958.