At the invitation of German President Joachim Gauck, Thomas Heberer accompanied him during his state visit to Beijing. Prof. Heberer, who was already in the field of field research in China, accepted the invitation and saw this as a great recognition of his scientific achievements. „This is a great honor for me and at the same time an award for the East Asian sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen „.
The press contribution of the University of Duisburg-Essen, further information as well as links to articles of the time can be found here .
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