IN HONOR OF THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HONORARY MEMBER OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS FELIX UNGER
On March 02, 2021 the Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, outstanding Austrian cardio surgeon, one of the founders of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and its President for several decades Felix Unger is marking his 85th anniversary.
The Presidium and President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli are congratulating the eminent scientist on his jubilee and wish further success in his work. The Letter of Greetings, in particular, runs: “The world renowned cardiologist who performed the first artificial heart transplantation in Europe, you have headed the University Clinic for Cardiac Surgery in Salzburg. Being a Member of the Academies of Sciences in Germany, Latvia, Slovenia, Serbia and other countries and are also a holder of numerous Austrian and international professional and state orders and awards.
The great European scientist and brilliant organizer of medical science you have been one of the founders of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and its President for many years. The Russian Academy of Arts highly appreciates your efforts to expand the cultural and scientific dialogue with Russia and your support to the program of international cooperation which started with the major forum “Art and Science in Modern World” arranged in partnership with the Russian Academy of Arts. We welcome the mutual interest in expanding the joint initiatives and common understanding, that creativity is equally present both in science and art though methods and forms are different. It was you, a supporter of interdisciplinary scientific and creative researches who said: “Everything becomes art when it is done for people. A good doctor is also art”. Your multi-sided talent, high professionalism and world achievements have been internationally recognized. We wish you inexhaustible inspiration in your work, good health and well-being”.