Impressions from the ceremony on 8th June


Buchstein drew attention to the fact that Kiel was one of the very first locations in the Federal Republic of Germany to institutionalize the subject of Political Science. Then, Kiel´s former Lord Mayor, Norbert Gansel, spoke about his personal relationship towards the Political Sciences in Kiel and quoted from an exchange of letters between Andreas Gayk and Michael Freund about the latter´s appointment to the Chair for “Science and History of Politics” (“Wissenschaft und Geschichte der Politik”) in 1951.


“History of Political Science in Kiel” (“Geschichte der Kieler Politikwissenschaft”). Subsequently, after the speeches, with a glass of wine and a snack, there was the possibility to look at the posters of a student research project or to engage in discussions about the exciting and eventful history of the Department of Political Science at Kiel University.