News : Prof. Dr. Richard H. W. Funk bid farewell by DIU team and invited guests

Prof. Funk mit Sektglas zum Anstoßen
At the end of May, the team of Dresden International University bid farewell to its president Prof. Dr. Richard H. W. Funk during a festive event.

With Prof. Richard H. W. Funk, an extra­or­di­nary as well as par­ti­cu­larly human mas­ter­mind and expert lea­ves the uni­ver­sity as pre­si­dent, who has shaped and enri­ched DIU.

Prof. Funk, who led DIU as pre­si­dent from 2018 to 2020 and again from Octo­ber 2022, streng­the­ned DIU’s role in con­ti­nuing aca­de­mic edu­ca­tion, par­ti­cu­larly in the fields of medi­cine and health care. Under his lea­der­ship, DIU has made signi­fi­cant pro­gress in tea­ching, rese­arch and inter­na­tio­na­liza­tion. Most recently, he accom­pa­nied the res­truc­tu­ring of DIU tog­e­ther with Mana­ging Direc­tor Dr. Merle Emre.

DIU employees describe Prof. Funk as warm, very know­led­geable, and always in a good mood. He always meets all peo­ple at eye level. His exper­tise and excep­tio­nal com­mit­ment have left their mark on DIU. He will be remem­be­red by the col­lege and all its mem­bers as an out­stan­ding pre­si­dent and a valued individual.

Das Team der DIU dankt Prof. Richard Funk für die koope­ra­tive Zusam­men­ar­beit wäh­rend sei­ner Amts­zeit als Prä­si­dent der Dres­den Inter­na­tio­nal Uni­ver­sity und wünscht ihm für seine zukünf­ti­gen Unter­neh­mun­gen alles Gute.