Hans-Werner Lindgens was made Honorary Senator
EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht has named the entrepreneur Hans-Werner Lindgens an honorary senator. University President Prof. Dr. Markus Ogorek honored Lindgens as a particularly committed supporter of young people at the award ceremony: “Decisive for the appointment of Hans-Werner Lindgens as Honorary Senator are his many years of outstanding commitment to EBS Universität as well as his extraordinary achievement in providing more than 5 million students with easier access to print media from all fields of knowledge, thus strengthening the interest of young readers especially in topics such as politics and business”, said Ogorek.
Hans-Werner Lindgens has been closely associated with EBS University for many years. “As a member of the Economic Board, Lindgens has always supported our students with passion and great commitment in the organization of the EBS Symposium and was an important advisor, especially in strategic decisions”, Ogorek lauded the commitment of the now 70-year-old entrepreneur for the student organizers of Germany’s largest student-based economic congress. The President continued: “Hans-Werner Lindgens does not fear conflict. Nevertheless, he is always open to other opinions and actively seeks exchange with the younger generation. We are therefore extremely proud to have such an impressive personality at our students’ side. We are very pleased to be able to thank him today with the honorary senatorship for what he has achieved!”
Lindgens, who studied law and economics, developed the “Student Press” and “Academia Press” offers, which provide special subscription options for students and young academics. In 2010, he was also awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for this.
“Access to education is one of the central challenges of our society,” Ogorek made clear when presenting the certificate of appointment. “Especially for a private academic university like EBS, it has always been a claim and a task to offer young people the best educational perspectives, as independent of their financial background as possible”, the University President continued. “By creating the most uncomplicated and inexpensive access to high-quality press products possible, Hans-Werner Lindgens has made an enormous contribution to educational justice”.