Wetzlar, Germany – Leica Microsystems, a leader in microscopy and scientific instrumentation, today announced that its President, Dr Annette Rinck, has been appointed to the University Council of the Philipps University of Marburg. Dr Rinck was appointed following a recommendation made by the Hessian Ministry of Science. The Senate of Philipps University has now confirmed her appointment.
The University Council of the Philipps University consists of eight external members from science and industry. The University Council serves as a link between the University and society. One of its tasks is to advise the University on its strategic orientation with regard to the development of its main areas of activity, such as, research, teaching, and other studies.
“I am deeply honored to be able to contribute to the strategic direction of the University of Marburg,” says Annette Rinck, President of Leica Microsystems. “I firmly believe that close cooperation between academia and industry is essential to drive progress and ultimately help humanity to thrive. To ensure this objective, providing excellent education at universities, such as Philipps-Universität Marburg, is crucial, both now and in the future”.
Dr. Annette Rinck is the President of Leica Microsystems since January 2022. She brings more than 20 years of international leadership experience with a strong track record of delivering customer value through innovative solutions and digital advancements.
Philipps-Universität Marburg is a renowned academic institution that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and fosters intellectual growth. Through its commitment to excellence in research and education, it plays a vital role in shaping the future of various disciplines and making a positive impact on society.
About Leica Microsystems
Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. It is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.
Leica Microsystems has six major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.