"He was there when needed"

Founding Dean of the Hertie School, Michael Zürn, remembers Kurt Biedenkopf.

“There is no need to state the obvious: Kurt Biedenkopf was fundamental for the creation and early development of the Hertie School. His influence went far beyond his imprint of the mission. He was there when needed over many years with his unparalleled analytical capacity, his clear sense of practical requirements, and his ability to always see the vision behind the fog of daily work. On top of all that and maybe most important: It was fun and a joy working with him. The combination of intellectual richness, humor, and personal integrity made it so enjoyable to work with him. I learned a lot and will miss him.”

Michael Zürn, Founding Dean of the Hertie School