At today’s meeting, the KIT Senate discussed the honorary senatorship of Dr. Rudolf Greifeld and distanced itself from this past honor conferred to the then commercial director (1965 – 1984) of Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe. “According to current knowledge and ethic assessments, this honor today would not be conferred to Dr. Greifeld. The KIT Senate regrets to have awarded this honor to him in the past,” the Senate members agreed.
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