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We’re on board! What about you?

Read here what drives companies to get involved with the Deutschlandstipendium and support students at the University of Bayreuth.

With its Deutschlandstipendium scholarship, HUK-COBURG supports students who excel in their studies and their extra-curricular commitments. We seek to support our scholarship holders in helping to shape and develop the future, because in times of innovation and digitization, we need bright minds to develop solutions for current and future challenges. For us, as a major Germany insurance company, sustainable and long-term entrepreneurial activity has been the focus of our everyday work for many years. The Deutschlandstipendium makes it possible to promote research and business at the same time. An investment in education is always an investment in our future.

Stefanie Schmidt

Consultant University Marketing, HUK-COBURG Insurance Group

As a former student, I know how difficult it is to juggle studies, a mere holiday, work, friends, and sports club commitments, etc. That is why it is very important for me for future high-fliers to be able to concentrate on their studies and social commitments. In my professional work as a self-employed commercial agent in the financial sector, and my honorary position as District Spokesperson for the Kulmbach Junior Chamber of Commerce, I see myself as a link between the areas of education, government, and business, and wish to strengthen the region of Upper Franconia with my scholarship.

Dr. Steffen Blömer
Self-employed commercial agent in the financial sector

​The scholarship enables recipients to concentrate more on their studies, and to engage in social initiatives. In this way, it is possible to nurture responsible and committed young people for our society. As a foundation, we are especially interested in projects in the fields of healthy nutrition and renewable energies, with the aim of boosting self-reliance. In cooperation with the University of Bayreuth, we are therefore proud to award 20 scholarships to talented and socially-committed young scholars - because they will be shaping our future.

Maria Thon
Managing Director, BayWa Foundation

We are one of the leading players in the European energy turnaround, and highly qualified young professionals are the future of our international company. With the Deutschlandstipendium, we want to support committed students at the University of Bayreuth and at the same time show them career prospects. We motivate our scholarship holders to gain practical experience during their studies by working as a student trainee or doing an internship, and we offer support for final theses. Our international trainee program is also interdisciplinary and multifaceted. It not only gives graduates an exciting start to their careers, but also gives them the opportunity to actively shape the Energiewende right from the word go.

Tim Meyerjürgens
Chief Operations Officer TenneT TSO GmbH

If you deliver products worldwide of the highest technical standard, conducting mass production based on complex processes, you need a highly-qualified team. An intensive working relationship has meanwhile been built up between Schlaeger M-Tech and the young technical faculties and institutes in the Bayreuth area. For many years, students have been able to experience the ingenuity, efficiency-mindedness and passion for technology of our company, and to contribute their own creativity. By supporting two scholarships, we have in place another important element in our training strategy, and are pleased to be able to pass on some of the “mind-set of the SME.

Dipl.-Ing. Anton Fuchs
Managing Director of Technology, Schlaeger M-Tech GmbH

As a world-leading enterprise in the area of styrenic polymers, our continued commercial success very much depends on furthering innovation together with our customers and partners. For this reason, more than two years ago, we kicked off a long-term cooperation initiative with the science centre of Bayreuth, one of the leading sites for the polymer material sciences in the world. Together with the research groups centred on Prof. H.-W. Schmidt, Prof. Greiner, Prof. Agarwal, and Prof. Altstädt, we have been able to achieve important milestones in demanding development projects even in the shortest of periods. Such achievement is in our view down to the brilliant minds involved, but also to the outstanding research conditions at the University of Bayreuth. Because we well know that it is the person who makes the difference between merely “good” and “excellent”, we decided to actively support qualified young talent as part of the Deutschlandstipendium programme. Depending on their interests, as part of our cooperation in the Deutschlandstipendium, we are furthermore committed to giving young talent the possibility of gaining direct insight into industrial research and development.

Dr. Norbert Niessner
Director Global R&D / Intellectual Property, INEOS Styrolution Group GmbH

Leading the world in pure specialty chemicals: as an international and innovative specialty chemical concern, we develop and produce high-quality, innovative products and services, especially designed to offer our clients special solutions and to allow them to achieve a competitive advantage. In order to hold onto our lead into the future and even extend it, we must be continually expanding our competencies and our product portfolio. To this end, we gain impulses from outside via close cooperation with universities, and consider them for possible use within the concern. For this reason, we also maintain close contacts with universities through the Deutschlandstipendium programme. We see sponsorship as a sustainable investment in the future, and are very pleased now also to be supporting a scholarship recipient at the University of Bayreuth. In doing so, we place great emphasis on personal contact and knowledge-sharing, so that the recipients are also able to experience our corporate culture first-hand. Our supporting programme includes, for example, excursions, introductory placements, as well as diverse workshops and seminars. We look forward to sharing our passion for this varied and exciting field of work with dedicated future young professionals.

Andrea Pfister
HR Corporate Recruiting, ALTANA AG

Scholarships serve the economy. They make possible fair access to good education, and contribute to training not being a matter of financial resources. That’s why REHAU is happy to support the Deutschlandstipendium initiative in cooperation with the University of Bayreuth. To us it means an investment in the education of future generations. REHAU conceives itself as a market-oriented technology enterprise. Around the world, our performance is based on the large number of our qualified personnel, to whose competencies and perspectives we owe our marked innovative capability. Obviously, dedicated, talented young professionals are of existential importance to our success. They carry joint-responsibility for the development of the REHAU group - not just today, but also for tomorrow and beyond.

Dr. Thorsten Schlüter
Human Resources Manager REHAU Group

The timely and coherent reaction to demographic change has become a success factor for staffing policy in the enterprise. The looming skills shortage - heightened by the shift of the population to large cities - is one of these challenges. The Deutschlandstipendium in cooperation with the University of Bayreuth offers us the opportunity to support young, dedicated talent and future professionals, and win them for the region.  At the same time, we are able to meet students early on in their career, and inspire them to join our enterprise.

Dr. Michael Weihermüller
Managing Partner, medi GmbH & Co. KG

With just a small contribution you too can be a sponsor

Do you also wish to become a sponsor at our university? With a sponsorship amount of 150 Euro per month or 1,800 Euro a year (full scholarship), you will contribute to the support of especially talented students in Bayreuth.

You can also opt for a part-scholarship (variable amounts under 1,800 Euro. We will bundle these via the Universitätsverein Bayreuth e.V. (Partners & Friends of the University) into full scholarships. When conducting your transfer, please cite “Deutschlandstipendium” as the reason for payment, plus your name and full address. Naturally we will send you a donation receipt upon request.