Prof. DR (HC). Ing. Dr. Sc. Mult. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie or BJ Habibie is known as (73 years) is a man of Pare-Pare (South Sulawesi), born June 25, 1936. Habibie became President of the 3rd Indonesia for 1.4 years and two months as Vice President of the Republic to-7. Habibie is a "blaster" among the Javanese [mother] with Macassar / Pare-Pare [her father].
Small the days, Habibie has shown wit and high spirits on science and technology especially in Physics. During the six months he attended the Mechanical Engineering Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), and proceeded to Rhenisch Wesfalische Tehnische Hochscule - Germany in 1955. By financed by his mother, R.A. Tuti Marini Puspowardoyo, young Habibie spent 10 years to complete the study of S-1 to S-3 in Aachen, Germany.
Unlike the average Indonesian students who received scholarships abroad, lectures Habibie (especially S-1 and S-2) are financed directly by the mother who did business catering and indekost in Bandung after her husband left to go (father Habibie). Habibie, Business, Design and Construction of Aircraft in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. During the five-year study in Germany Habibie finally earned his diploma Dilpom-Ingenenieur or techniques (note: technical diploma in Germany is generally synchronized with the title Master/S2 in other countries) with summa cum laude.
Mr. Habibie continue the doctoral program after marrying his high school friend, Mrs. Hasri Ainun Besari in 1962. Together with his wife living in Germany, Habibie must work to pay tuition fees as well as the cost of their household. Habibie had an interest in Aircraft Design and Construction. In 1965, Habibie S-3 finish his studies and received an honorary Doctor Ingenieur (Doctor of Engineering) with performance index summa cum laude.
During a doctoral student, BJ Habibie, has started work to support his family and cost studies. After graduation, BJ Habibie, working in-Blohm Messerschmitt-Bölkow or MBB Hamburg (1965-1969 as Head of Research and Development on Aircraft Structure Analysis, and later served as Head of Methods and Technology Division in the commercial aircraft industry and the military in MBB (1969 - 1973). Top performance and kebriliannya, four years later, he was appointed as Vice President and Director of Technology at MBB Penasihast period from 1973 to 1978 and became Senior Director of technology to the Board of MBB (1978). He became the only Asian person who succeeded in occupying number two position in this German aircraft company.
Before entering the age of 40 years, Habibie was very brilliant career, especially in the design and construction of aircraft. Habibie became "jewel" in Germany and he had "honorable position," both materially and intellectually by the Germans. While working at the MBB of Germany, Habibie contributed various research findings and a number of theories for science and technology in the field of Thermodynamics, Construction and Aerodynamics. Several theoretical formulations known in the world aircraft such as the "Habibie Factor", "Habibie's Theorem" and "Habibie Method".
Habibie is Indonesia's first president who has received many awards, especially in the fields of science and technology both from domestic and foreign. Services in the field of aircraft technology to deliver he received an honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Honoris Causa) from the world's leading berbagaai University, among others, Cranfield Institute of Technology and Chungbuk University.