Vietnam Honours German Medical Professor Horst Klinkmann
|German medical professor Horst Klinkmann is decorated with an Order of Friendship in recognition of his remarkable contributions to Vietnam’s healthcare sector and the bilateral relations. Photo: VNA|
German medical professor Horst Klinkmann has been decorated with an Order of Friendship in recognition of his remarkable contributions to Vietnam’s healthcare sector and the bilateral relations, reported VNA.
On behalf of the President of Vietnam, Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu presented the country’s highest award for foreigners to the 87-year-old in a ceremony held in Berlin on Jan. 5.
The diplomat showed his gratitude towards Klinkmann for his tireless contributions to Vietnam and the bilateral ties. Throughout his life, the German professor has dedicated to saving people’s lives and constantly nurturing the Vietnam-Germany partnership in not only health care but also economy, culture, sports and education, he highlighted.
|Klinkmann expressed his pride at the honour and recognition from the State of Vietnam, saying he expected the friendship and partnership between the two peoples to expand in the future.|
Klinkmann, for his part, expressed his pride for the honour, saying he expects the friendship and partnership between the two peoples will expand further in the future.
He also said he was impressed with Vietnamese people’s desire for independence which motivated him and his companions to work together to promote friendship with and provide support to Vietnam.
Prof. Dr. Horst Klinkmann, born on May 7, 1935. Klinkmann serves as the senior consultant and ambassador for the health economy at the Federal State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and is the co-founder of BioCon Valley, an association of more than 160 scientific institutes and companies in the field of biotechnology and biomedicine.
A student and then a lecturer at the University of Rostock, one of the oldest universities in Germany, he established one of the first interdisciplinary Research Centers of Artificial Organs at that time worldwide.
1990 he was elected as president of the German Academy of Science in Berlin and as dean of the International Faculty of Artificial Organs, an association of 14 universities of Europe, America and Asia.
During his professional activities he served as President of some of the most eminent National, EU and Worlds Medical and Science Associations. 15 universities around the world awarded him an Honorary Doctorate or Professorship and 18 national and international societies an Honorary Membership. The International Society of Artificial Organs and the European Society of Artificial Organs awarded him the lifelong Honorary Presidency.
Klinkmann provided active support for the first Vietnamese medical students in the university after the restoration of peace in Vietnam in 1954.
Klinkmann has helped promote the Vietnam-Germany links in education and medicine, reflected by the establishment of the Viet-Duc Friendship Hospital and Nghe An’s Vinh General Hospital, and deliver much-needed medical supplies to Vietnam when the country was in difficulty because of blockade in the past.
|Professor Klinkmann (far left) attended the signing ceremony of the letter of intent for cooperation between the People's Committee of Ha Tinh province and the Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 2019.|
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