In September 2016, the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia awarded Prof. Arndt Bode, the chairman of the board of directors of the Leibniz Supercomputing Center, with an honorary doctorate (Dr. h. c.). Prof. Bode also received the gold medal of the Yerevan State University (YSU). YSU Rector Aram Simonyan handed the award to Prof. Bode for the significant contribution to the development of the scientific ties between the YSU IT Educational Research Centre and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, as well as the Munich Technical University.