Lu Jen-her given Ger­man-Tai­wanese Medal of Friend­ship for alumni work

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY JOSEPH YEH

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.

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