Retirement Celebration for Dr. Sobotka
One of the most renowned teachers for the graphic arts industry retired on 11 November 2008: Prof. Dr. Werner Sobotka from Vienna’s “Graphische”, the Higher Federal Graphic Institute for Teaching and Research which he helped to form over several decades.
Many guests, including prominent colleagues from trade and industry as well as from the scientific community and from the administration, but also many of his former students had come to give Werner Sobotka a farewell. The greetings and congratulations of the International Circle were presented by its president, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Faigle from Stuttgart. Many speakers from all over Europe characterised Sobotka in their very personal views, thus creating a complex and multi-faceted picture of the honoured colleague. Dr. Mladen Lovrecek, the secretary general of iarigai, described Sobotka as a strong and comprehensively educated “Renaissance man” who certainly will not be bored after his retirement. All agreed.