Science Minister Svenja Schulze congratulates the ZB MED on the 40th anniversary of Cologne, 22 August 2013 1973 was launched for the ZB Med. Now 40 years later the Central Library has become medicine, health, nutrition, environment and agriculture for the spectrum of subjects a central infrastructure for the research location Germany. Its 40th anniversary celebrated the ZB MED on the 22 August 2013 at their location in Cologne with a ceremony at which also Svenja Schulze, Minister for innovation, science and research of the land of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF), took part. Our common goal is to strengthen the ZB MED as a nationwide unique scientific infrastructure facility of the Leibniz family”, Schulze said in her greeting to the 40th anniversary of the library. “Agree the conditions of which I am convinced”, so Schulze next. The Senate of the Leibniz Association has the ZB MED just certifies that she have a vital role of services for the library supply of almost all German universities and non-university research institutions perceive.” It was the ZB MED a, except also welcomed Parliamentary Secretary Ulrike Flach from the Federal Ministry of health NRW Minister of science to their ceremony to honor may.

“Mrs. Flach praised the ZB MED: with its extensive stock of 1.6 million books and journal volumes and 27,500 magazines the ZB has developed MED in the course of its 40-year history to a”treasure trove of knowledge”.” She is particularly proud that the Federal Government 30% engaged MED on the financing of the ZB; for 2013 with around 3.5 million alone. “Professor Dr. Karl Ulrich Mayer, President of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, congratulated the ZB MED also to mark the 40th anniversary: the ZB MED is the central library infrastructure for the German and international science of immense importance.