Jean Schleiss wins DAAD ERASMUS Prize
Jean Schleiss was nominated for the award by Dr. Stefan Fuchs, the Head of the International Office. “Thanks to her commitment and enthusiasm, we now have in place a set of structures and procedures for students and ERASMUS Program Coordinators that can serve as an example for all exchange programs at LMU“, says Fuchs. In his reaction, Professor Reinhard Putz, Vice-President for International Affairs, stated: “One must count oneself lucky to have such highly motivated people who are so devoted to their work. On behalf of the President and on my own behalf, I would like to thank Ms. Schleiss for beeing such an effective ambassador for LMU over the years. I have even heard it said that, in LMU student circles and beyond, Ms. Schleiss is referred to and respected as ‘Mrs. Erasmus’.“
The DAAD instituted the Prize as a mark of appreciation for dedicated service in implementing the ERASMUS Program in Germany. In fact this is the second time this year that the Prize has gone to a German university. The ERASMUS Program, which is financed by the EU, has been in operation for over 20 years, and some 2 million students have already benefited from the stipends it provides.