Max Schweizer (Switzerland) is a Doctor of Science, a diplomat, the representative of the Gebert Rüf Foundation at the Baltic Region, the initiator of the establishment of the Swiss Science and Technology Centre at the University.
From June 2012 he is a lecturer of foreign affairs, international economics and law at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Ger. Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften). In 2012 he was a visiting professor at Beijing University of Technology.
Professor Schweizer wrote a book “Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania”, he is a co-author of the publication series “Relations between Switzerland and Baltic Region”.
The title of KTU Honorary Doctor was awarded for the following merits to the University:
- Valuable contribution in the strengthening of the relations between Lithuanian and Swiss scientists, introducing Swiss high tech science institutions to KTU researchers and developing student exchange
- As a representative of the Gebert Rüf foundation, Professor Schweizer helped to make connection with the Paul Scherrer Institute, with companies ABB, EMPA, IBM and other business and science organisations
- Gebert Rüf Foundation established an annual scholarship of 1,000 Swiss francs (912 EUR) for the University’s students, supported KTU Library, equipped the classroom of Swiss literature and supported the visits of the University’s scientists to Switzerland