The international reputation of Dieter Ferring, pictured, “has greatly contributed to the reputation of research in psychology and developmental psychology at the University”
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People pay tribute to uni professor who "always sought to serve society"
Officials at the university of Luxembourg have paid tribute to prominent research Professor Dieter Ferring, who died on 3 August.
In a statement published from the governing council, the rectorate and the faculty of letters, human sciences, arts and educational sciences on the University of Luxembourg website, Professor Ferring was described as one of the institution’s most prominent researchers.
“His international reputation has greatly contributed to the reputation of research in psychology and developmental psychology at the University,” the statement read.
A co-creator of the Inside research unit, Professor Ferring, was also director of studies for the Master in gerontology and director of the institute for research on generations and family.
“Through his scientific activity, he always sought to serve society. He devoted himself above all to Luxembourg social issues and his work earned him great recognition. Dieter Ferring was a valued and esteemed colleague, recognised far beyond his discipline and the university. His word was listened to and his counsel sought. We will miss his kindness and openness,” the statement finished.
Database Lis (formerly the Luxembourg Income Study) also paid tribute on its website, posting the following comment: “At Lis, we had the privilege of collaborating with him on the design and set up of the Pearl Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality (IRSEI) that would have not been successful without his huge and dedicated involvement.”
Professor Dieter completed his degree at the University of Trier in 1984, followed by a doctorate in 1987 and “habilitation” in 2000.
He was appointed to a professorship at the University of Luxembourg in 2002.