Stifterverband is a joint initiative started by companies and foundations – the only one in Germany to be devoted entirely to consulting, networking, and promoting improvements in the fields of education, science, and innovation.

Since 1920, Stifterverband has embodied the joint responsibility of German companies for a society that is viable for the future while also being conducive to a high quality of life.

Some 3,000 members – DAX companies, mid-size companies, company associations, donors, and active private individuals – have joined forces in Stifterverband. These form the core of a network of business, science, politics, and civil society – the only one of its kind in Germany.

Stifterverband focuses its efforts primarily on the fields of education, science, and innovation. To date, it is the only organization in Germany to engage in holistic work in all three areas, with projects that build on one another with synergistic effects. Stifterverband actively promotes equal opportunities in education, excellent universities, and internationally competitive research institutions. Its instruments range from extracurricular talent promotion and higher education structural programmes to detailed analyses of the scientific and innovation system that serves as a basis for recommended policy courses of action.

Stifterverband in MesH_MINT: Dr. Pascal Hetze, Dr. Chrischani Perera-Bobusch,
Anastasia Tomskikh