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We’re on board! What about you?

A big thank you to all our sponsors who are already contributing to the Germany Scholarship. But why are they even supporting the young qualified talent of tomorrow, and what do they think of the Germany Scholarship? We asked some of our sponsors. Read their responses here. 


Elke Sulz

Head of Recruitment & Deployment,
Brose Group

“As one of the largest employers in the Franconian region, we are eager to contribute to the shaping of our social environment - by supporting training and thereby opening up the best professional opportunities for young talent. The Germany Scholarship attracts talented students who achieve outstanding results, take on responsibility and are ready to commit themselves wholeheartedly – essential values shared by the staff of our family enterprise. Brose supports high-performing universities worldwide – including the University of Bayreuth. It is an important factor in our choice of location, allowing us to attract highly-qualified staff for international duties in our company group, in order to face future, new challenges.”

Dr. Steffen Blömer

Managing Director
Konrad Friedrichs GmbH & Co. KG

“As Konrad Frierichs GmbH & Co. KG, we produce innovative, forward-looking carbide solutions and are active globally as a supplier of tool and component manufacturers. In doing so, we produce products of the highest possible technical standard, and supply customers worldwide from the aviation, mechanical engineering, automotive and consumer electronics industries. To be able to guarantee the highest quality and to be ready for the future, we are permanently on the lookout for qualified and motivated young talent in all out areas and departments. In this regard, the Germany Scholarship provides exactly the right approach. As an employer, we are thereby in a position to meet graduates of an outstanding university at the very start of their careers, and to set a course for a successful, shared future. Scholarship holders are able to gain their first practical experience with us, while we profit from the fresh impulses of these young professionals – i.e. a classical win-win situation. We look forward to continuing to work together with the University of Bayreuth and to meeting the future leaders of business in Germany.”

Dipl.-Ing. Anton Fuchs

Managing Director of Technology
Schlaeger M-Tech 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.”

Dr. Urban Keussen

Managing Director
TenneT TSO GmbH

“As an internationally active enterprise, TenneT needs dedicated and talented young professionals. Therefore we are keen to support talented, high-achieving students at the University of Bayreuth, and to draw their attention to our enterprise. In doing so, we make a point of offering our scholarship holders additional opportunities, such as student trainee programmes and internships, all the way to supervision of thesis writing. My colleagues and I are pleased to be able to meaningfully support three young people, as of the start of the 2011 winter semester, in their development and in furthering their talents.”

Heinz Jahreiß

Commercial Manager
Frenzelit GmbH

“As an internationally active SME, we are acutely aware that it is only through an intensive dialogue between students, the university and enterprises, that the capacity to perform of SMEs as well as the region can be shown transparently. Through the Germany Scholarship, we are able to meet dedicated students early on in their careers in a targeted way, and to present them with possibilities of working together in the form of a student trainee programme, an internship, a thesis, or direct entry into professional life after their studies. We are very pleased to be supporting young people, as well as a close relationship with the University of Bayreuth, through the Germany Scholarship.”

Christian Jost

Head of People Management
Hays AG

“Hays is market leader in the recruiting of highly qualified specialists. We fill open positions at our famous-name clients even at short notice. It’s a demanding responsibility in a fast-growing market, for which Hays is constantly seeking motivated talent. That’s one reason why we support promising young academic talent at the University of Bayreuth through the Germany Scholarship programme. Besides that, our engagement expresses how committed we are to rewarding achievement by Bayreuth students, and to our relationship with the University of Bayreuth."

Dr. Norbert Niessner

Director Global R&D / Intellectual Property
INEOS Styrolution Group 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 Germany Scholarship programme. Depending on their interests, as part of our cooperation in the Germany Scholarship, we are furthermore committed to giving young talent the possibility of gaining direct insight into industrial research and development.”​

Andrea Pfister

HR Corporate Recruiting

”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 Germany Scholarship 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 fields of work with dedicated future young professionals.”

Dr. Thorsten Schlüter                                                                 

Human Resources Manager REHAU Group

“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 ‘Germany Scholarship’ 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. Michael Weihermüller

Managing Partner
medi GmbH & Co. KG

“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 Germany Scholarship 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.”

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.

Account information

  • Sparkasse Bayreuth (IBAN: DE37 7735 0110 0009 0158 50 BIC: BYLADEM1SBT)
  • VR-Bank Bayreuth (IBAN: DE36 7739 0000 0000 0070 30, BIC: GENODEF1BT1)

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