Giving options

From donations, foundations, and sponsorships to scholarship endowments or your Booster Club membership contributions, you have several options for supporting the University of Stuttgart with your gifts.
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Your gifts of money make possible exciting projects, vital research, accentuated teaching or the fostering of individual careers. Whether it is a one-time gift, scholarships, membership contributions (to the VFUS Booster Club) or foundations and sponsorships of large projects – find out here how the individual funding sources differ and what your options are for each.

Your donations can be an ideal way of targeting chosen activities or projects to support and promote. Your gift can provide funding for special technical facilities, help recruit a particular researchers, or finance important events and projects that hold special interest for you (please also see our website describing selected current advancement projects of the university.

Are you looking for an advertising forum for your business that presents it as partnering with the University of Stuttgart, thus linking its own image with that of the University and reach our students? A sponsorship can be a fully tax-exempt and therefore highy attractive advertising vehicle for your firm. Find out more about the University’s current advancement projects and simply tell us what type of sponsorship you would envision for the project of your choice. Then let us sort out all the options for you. 

The University of Stuttgart is fortunate to have more than 20 foundations [de] supporting the most varied interests, from subsidizing field trips to acquiring literary treasures or awarding prizes for outstanding student achievements. Make a donation to a foundation or set up a new foundation in your name at the University of Stuttgart. We will be happy to advise you on the possibilities.

Endowed chairs frequently make a unique statement, as illustrated by the Wind Energy Chair at the University of Stuttgart. Endowed in 2004 with a donation by Dipl.-Ing. Karl Schlecht, founder of Putzmeister AG, Aichtal, it is the first university chair for wind energy in Germany. As a rule, chairs are endowed for extended periods with a capital contribution by the donor, possibly for 10 years or longer. After this time, arranging for follow-on financing is at the university’s discretion.  


Vanessa Hanke


Head of Division

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Birgit Harrer


Head of Department / Deputy head of division / Coordination of applications for DFG Collaborative Research Centers and Transregios

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Anna Steiger


Chancellor at the University of Stuttgart

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