Lu Jen-her given German-Taiwanese Medal of Friendship for alumni work
The German representative office in Taiwan on Tuesday awarded the German-Taiwanese Medal of Friendship to Lu Jen-her ( ) to honor his contribution in promoting bilateral relations, the office said yesterday.
During the awarding ceremony, Martin Eberts, general director of the German Institute, awarded Lu, the outgoing president of the Association of Taiwanese Germany Alumni, with the medal to honor his contribution to the strengthening of German-Taiwanese relations, the office said in a released statement yesterday.
Lu served as president of the association from 2011 to last month.
The Association of Taiwanese Germany Alumni, also known as “Association of the Friends of the DAAD,” is an association consisting of Taiwanese who have studied in Germany.
Throughout his term, Lu advocated for stronger international networking of the association, especially with other alumni associations in the East Asia region, according to a recent press release.
During his presidency, several important meetings were organized by the association, especially con- cerning the areas of environmental protection, law and life sciences. Lu also revived regular gatherings on a monthly basis at a Taipei restaurant.
Lu completed his Ph.D. in pediatric cardiology at the University of Bonn in 1986. After returning to Taiwan, he taught at National Yang Ming University and the National Defense Medical Center. For the past 20 years, Lu has worked at the Veterans General Hospital Taipei, directing the department for pediatric cardiology.
After returning to Taiwan, Lu kept a close relationship with Germany, both on a private and a professional level, it noted.