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ZeM inaugural celebration


The foundation of ZeM was officially celebrated on 28 September 2016. In addition to the presidents of the participating universities, representatives of the city of Potsdam and representatives of the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture were invited to the founding ceremony.
On the morning of the founding ceremony, the Scientific Advisory Board was constituted in a first joint meeting with the ZeM Board of Directors.
At the subsequent ceremony, Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Angerer (University of Potsdam), Managing Director of ZeM, thanked all those present and all those who had been involved in the founding process of ZeM over the past two years. The chairman of the ZeM board of trustees, Prof. Dr. Susanne Stürmer (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF), emphasized that the ZeM has an exemplary function for the university landscape in Brandenburg. Prof. Dr. Ruth Sonderegger (University of Fine Arts Vienna), member of the scientific advisory board, also pointed out that ideas for at least the next 10 to 15 years for the ZeM had already been discussed in the first meeting of the advisory board.
The numerous visitors who had accepted the invitation of the ZeM Board of Directors to the founding ceremony continued to discuss the plans and projects that the ZeM will soon begin at the subsequent buffet.
After the celebration had ended in the early afternoon, the first joint meeting of the ZeM board of directors with the board of trustees took place, according to the motto of the day for the ZeM given by Prof. Stürmer in her greeting: "work, celebrate, work"!
The ZeM Board of Directors thanks all guests of the founding ceremony as well as the members of the Board of Trustees and the Scientific Advisory Board for a day that was both festive and fruitful.