This is the famous Building M where CEO Thomas Herrmann studied mechanical engineering at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences from 1984 to 1989. Now the university has appointed him to the university council as alumnus and head of a family-owned yet globally operating technolgy company. The tasks of the University Council are decisions on the budget and curriculum as well as the control of the management of the Rectorate. Thomas Herrmann commented: "I am honored and look forward to this task. It is important to to show the next generations the (educational) path with positive energy and excitement for the future. Every generation is different and I am looking forward to a stimulating dialogue on the future of "my" university!