HSVA’s managing director Dr. Janou Hennig was awarded an honorary professorship by University of Duisburg-Essen. For a couple of years, she has been teaching courses on wave theory, wave-induced loads and offshore constructions. On the occasion of her inaugural lecture the university valued in particular her longstanding experience in these areas and her dedication for both research and education which take profit from her practical experience in the maritime industry. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hennig is looking forward to an intensified exchange between university and industrial research at HSVA. She calls it a classical win-win situation in which HSVA is supervising numerous master theses every year and shapes a close relationship with potential future employees, customers and partners of HSVA.