National

Habibie Award goes to researcher,
scholar and interfaith
activists

Former President BJ Habibie honored a researcher, a professor and two interfaith leaders with 2010 Habibie Awards on Tuesday.

Eniya Listiani Dewi, a researcher from the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), was granted the award – from Habibie’s foundation the Habibie Center – for her innovations in nanotechnology and chemical engineering.

A professor from the University of Indonesia's School of Literature, Adrian Bernard Lapian, was honored for his work on cultural issues.

Ahmad Syafii Maarif, former chair of Indonesia's second largest Muslim organization Muhammadiyah, and Franz Magnis Suseno, a German-born Jesuit priest, were recognized for their roles in promoting interfaith dialogue and religious harmony.

Vice President Boediono attended the awards ceremony.

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