The first endowed professorship at the University of Wismar

LED Linear™ has been closely connected to the University of Wismar for many years. An important milestone has been set on 9th July 2015: the agreement on the establishment and financing of the first endowed professorship was officially signed. Thus, LED Linear™ builds a bridge between business and science.

With regard to the availability of expertise many paths are taken to bring professionals to the University of Wismar. With the conclusion of the contract for the endowed professorship an essential contribution is being done to strengthen the degree program in Architectural Lighting Design – especially in application design. The professorship should be known as “The Endowed Professorship for Lighting Applications in Architecture (Lighting Application in Architecture)”, which is a valence state 2 professorship and is initially limited to five years. LED Linear™, as the establishing endower provides the University of Wismar a six digit amount for partial funding of the staff costs of the professorship. 


“The targeted support and training of highly qualified
young people is extremely important to us.”
Dr.-Ing. Michael Kramer

The activities of the professorship correspond to the usual list of tasks and include lecturing and the responsibility for modules in the degree programs of the University of Wismar, participation in academic self-administration, the supervision of thesis and other tasks in the context of studies. In particular the exploration of new fields of application of light in buildings, for example, based on linear LED lighting systems, as well as from an economic point of view and the development of new approaches to product and application designs in the field of linear LED products are in focus.

LED Linear™ CEO Dr.-Ing. Michael Kramer, and the principal of the University of Wismar, Prof. Dr. jur. Bodo Wiegand-Hoffmeister, ceremonially signed the contract and unanimously declared that this endowed professorship is a favourable step for both, the completion of teaching activities as well as the expansion of the marketable LED application spectrum.

LED Linear™ is also cooperating with the University Duisburg-Essen, the University Rhine Waal and with the Fontys International Business School, Venlo.