Economy award Oldenburger Bulle for Birger Kollmeier
On August 30th, hearing scientist Prof. Dr. Dr. Birger Kollmeier will be awarded the economy price "Oldenburger Bulle 2016". The price, which is periodically given to people from economy and science who have contributed greatly to Oldenburg as a scientific and economic location, will be presented to the 58-year old physicist and physician by mayor Krogmann. The laudatio will be given by this year’s "Kohlkönigin" (of Oldenburg) and minister of research and technology, Johanna Wanka.
Kollmeier, director of the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics at Oldenburg University, is one of the nationally and internationally renowned hearing scientists. Since 1993, he is a researcher and professor at Oldenburg University. The speaker of the Cluster of Excellence "Hearing4all" has since then initiated a widespread network of facilities for hearing science which is connected to the university, the university of applied sciences and the clinics of Oldenburg.
The scientist from Oldenburg has already received several renowned awards for his work, e.g. the Niedersächsischer Wissenschaftspreis (Lower Saxony Science Award), the International Award of the American Academy of Audiology and the Deutscher Zukunftspreis (Federal President’s award for technology and innovation).