New permanent Office of IMU/ICMI/CDC
February 1, 2011 was a great day for IMU and ICMI and CDC. After a lengthy but very productive process, we are all going to have a permanent office and will not need any more to carry all the papers and documents all over the world from the office of one President or Secretary General to the next one.
IMU General Assembly decided to accept the offer of the Weierstrass Institute (WIAS) in Berlin and now we have a brand new headquarters with permanent staff working on it: 5 positions have been opened and are being filled.
In the Official Opening Ceremony of the Permanent IMU Secretariat were present Dr. Georg Schütte, State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, a representative of Prof. Dr. E. Jürgen Zöllner, Berlin Senator for Education, Science and Research, Prof. Dr. Ingrid Daubechies, President of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) , Prof. Dr. Christian Bär, President of the German Mathematical Society (DMV), Prof. Dr. Jürgen Sprekels, Director of WIAS and Prof. Dr. Martin Grötschel, IMU Secretary, Vice President of the Zuse Institute Berlin. This was a very significant ceremony for the IMU activities, as well as its two main committees ICMI and CDC.
ICMI was represented by the President, the Secretary-General, the past President and the Vice-President Angel Ruiz (that was also present at the meeting of the CDC). These 4 officers had a meeting in the Permanent Office to prepare the transition and also with IMU President Ingrid Daubechies.
We will inform everybody of the new way of contacting ICMI and how all matters will be handled in this new structure, as soon as the new procedures are implemented .