The Department of Economics of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) grants the Carl Friedrich Medal of Honor to Professor Reinhold Würth. This is to acknowledge the merits of the entrepreneur for students’ entrepreneurship. From 1999 to 2003, Würth headed the inter-departmental Institute for Entrepreneurship of the then Universität Karlsruhe. Würth will be handed over the medal during a colloquium on Thursday, October 25, 2012, 18.30 hrs, at the Tulla-Hörsaal on KIT Campus South (building 11.40). Representatives of the media are cordially invited and kindly asked to register using the form enclosed.
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