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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.

The University of Witten-Herdecke is the first private, state-recognized university in Germany. The university is founded on the conviction that education should be free and autonomous - an ideal that the university's founders considered to be insufficiently implemented at the state universities in the late 1970s and which they decided to realize independently. In 1982 the university received state recognition.

Among national and international wine growers, an interesting development has taken place in recent years. Numerous wineries, including many that specialise in the production of premium wines, are transitioning from conventional to biodynamic wine growing. Over the course of time, it has become clear that biodynamic methods have a very positive impact on wine quality.

Alanus University, located near Bonn, is a privately run, state-recognized school for the arts and sciences offering university-level degree programs. In addition to visual and performing arts, the school offers programs in art therapy, architecture, education science and business administration. This combination makes the university a place where artistic education enters into fruitful dialogue with science and research.

Since 2007 students have the possibility to complete a three-year master's degree program in Waldorf education at the Danube University Krems in Austria. This can be seen as a milestone in terms of the academic recognition and internationalisation of Waldorf education.

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) was founded 37 years ago in Oberwill, Switzerland. It is devoted to a wide range of research questions related to organic agriculture. The FiBL, now in located in Frick (Canton Aargau), is the largest research facility of its kind and enjoys a very positive reputation.