Founders Day 2011: "Paths to the Future: Endowing Knowledge"
28 November 2011
In order to be able to keep up in the international competition for the brightest minds, German universities are reliant on joint civic responsibility and participation more than ever before. Private donor commitment has already contributed significantly to making research and teaching at German universities operate at the highest international level. Thus, the Johannes Gutenberg University Foundation and the Founders Day 2011 are both set with the motto "Paths to the Future: Endowing Knowledge."
Twelve foundations provide approximately EUR 95,000 for research and teaching projects at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). Eight of these foundations use this year's Founders Day to demonstrate the great diversity of themes and forms of sponsorship by presenting their awards to young researchers.