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What a loss!

Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein

Vice President

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

www.fau.de

I would like to send you my deepest condolences. I still cannot believe that Mitch has passed away. His vision and passion will definitely live on. Mitch was such an incredible inspiration to me: I will never forget the early conference with Frank and Ralf at HKUST, but even more the recent work with FCU. His vision, passion and the incredible commitment to make his visions come true were incredible.

 

I won’t forget when he first came to Nuremberg and told about the early plans of the new school and programme, the visits with his president, colleagues and students, the influence he had on my latest „Habilitand“ and early career scholar Albrecht Fritzsche – who just finished his habilitation last week which he dedicated to Mitch. The school and programme are in impressive shape. His students are passionate and will continue to further his vision.

 

Two weeks ago, a delegation of young students from FCU joined the Digital Tech Summit and Hackathon here at FAU in Nuremberg, Germany. They worked so hard, it was clear they wanted to bring something back, but it was also clear they already worked to create the future he wanted to see … no need to say: they managed to be among the winning teams! Our university president promised them that we will build on their work and continue the FAU-FCU relationship that Mitch worked to hard to build up. We can be sure: Mitch’s spirit will truly live on.

 

Dear Jennifer, it must be incredibly hard for you and your daughters and the whole family, but I would like to let you know that my thoughts are with you and Mitch’s inspiration will not end.

 

The scholarship fund is a wonderful idea and I am sure we can also strengthen the exchange of students between FAU in Germany and FCU in Taiwan in the future.

 

Attached please find a photo from a joint workshop at FCU that is part of my deep memories. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.

 

Deepest sympathy

Kathrin