Dr. Friedrich-Wilhelm Hagemeyer was awarded the Federal Order of Merit for his outstanding services in making visible and promoting applied research at the science location Greifswald, on March 25 in Schwerin. With this honor, Germany recognizes his many years of volunteer work, including as president of the Greifswald University Club and as co-founder and board member of the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM).
‘It is with great pleasure and gratitude for his commitment to the University of Greifswald that I congratulate Dr. Hagemeyer on the award of the Federal Order of Merit. His services to our university are undeniable: with the Greifswald University Club, which he established, he has been promoting outstanding practice-oriented research for more than a decade, for example through the Greifswald Research Award. This benefits both established and young scientists, including students – for example, by supporting the establishment of networks, scholarships or the initiation and financing of strategically important projects. In this way, it raises the international profile of Greifswald as a research hub. I wish him every success for his extremely important new project: the founding of an AI regional competence center,’ said Prof. Dr. Katharina Riedel, President of the University of Greifswald.
‘The awarding of the Federal Order of Merit to Dr. Hagemeyer honours his extraordinary achievements and his tireless commitment to applied research. This is also reflected in the interdisciplinary and practice-oriented research approach at IKEM, an institute co-founded by Dr. Hagemeyer. With its work on the legal and policy framework of the energy transition, IKEM has developed into a renowned research institute within just a decade,’ explained Prof. Dr. Michael Rodi, Director of IKEM and former Chair of Public Law, Financial Law, Environmental and Energy Law at the University of Greifswald.
Dr. Friedrich-Wilhelm Hagemeyer studied physics at the University of Greifswald and received his doctorate as a sociologist of scientific research at the Free and Technical Universities of Berlin. Since 1979, he has worked in various business units of Siemens AG, most recently in the unit responsible for managing infrastructure activities in the Mobility Group.
From 1996–1998 he was vice president of the European standardisation organisation CENELEC and from 2006 to 2009, he was spokesman for the European railroad industry for a uniform European safety technology.
In 2009, he founded the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) together with Prof. Dr. Michael Rodi and Prof. Christian Held. Shortly after, from 2010 on, he established the Greifswald University Club.
The Greifswald University Club is an association of private individuals, institutions as well as companies which promotes practice-oriented, top-level research at the University of Greifswald. It helps students, researchers and graduates to establish networks, it grants scholarships and supports university chairs and selected research projects.
IKEM is a non-profit association and independent research institute with more than 10 years of experience in the interdisciplinary research on climate change mitigation in the context of law, economics, and politics. Our international team consists of around 60 scientists who adress the most important questions of the energy and mobility transition and has participated in more than 220 projects since the founding of the institute.