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Project Insights

The goal of our public relations work is to make our current activities and exemplary projects more visible. That’s why the people and initiatives that we support take center stage, both in our print publications and on our website. Lighthouse projects both large and small are given a special place.

Here, we provide short updates that reveal current happenings among our projects. In addition, we present in-depth reports and interviews that create a vivid picture of the initiatives that our foundation is privileged to enable and support.

To make this possible, our public relations team visits many of the projects together with the responsible project managers and gets to know the organizations and people on location.

We hope that these reports, in text and image, help to orient engaged individuals regarding possible support from the Software AG Foundation (SAGST) – and encourage them to tread new paths.


A bee flying over blooming willow catkins

At the Institute for Evolutionary Biology at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Dr. Bernd Rosslenbroich is conducting research on the abilities and interdependencies of biological systems such as cells, organs and the organism. His research also examines the evolution and developmental history of these systems.


Prof. Dr. Butzlaff and Prof. Dr. Bauer celebrating with sparkling wine

During its shareholders' meeting on March 26, 2015 the University of Witten/Herdecke (UW/H) bid farewell to Prof. Dr. Horst Philipp Bauer, who had served as chair of this board on behalf of the Software AG Foundation, together with Dirg-Lothar Ollinger.


Children playing flute in their classroom

On February 9, the first international master's program in Waldorf Education was inaugurated at the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart. The post-graduate master's program, offered in English, welcomes 25 participants from 13 different countries, including Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Iran, Italy, Canada, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and the United States.


Logo of Diesterweg-Stipendium

“Education needs family” is the title of a recent advertisement from the Software AG Foundation and other foundations that are carrying out a scholarship program called the Diesterweg Stipendium (DWS). In this interview, Walter Hiller, Director of Communications at the Software AG Foundation, discusses what makes this scholarship program so special and why effective cooperation is the secret to this and other successful projects.


Pupils take a sample of water out of a pond

One of the most striking characteristics of Waldorf education is its division into what are called “epochs”: teaching units in the natural sciences that last three to four weeks each. The students' own observations and experiences form the starting point for the epochs. Carefully selected, exemplary, and particularly insightful curriculum elements, such as meaningful experiments, are placed in the center of teaching.