The projects we support
are our windows onto the world.

The projects we support
are our windows onto the world.

What We Support

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.

Self-determined studying outside in the great outdoors

Conventional courses of study are often stuck in bureaucratic structures and struggle to respond dynamically to the needs of younger generations. The “Selbstbestimmt studieren” (self-determined studies) initiative is exploring other avenues: Students and lecturers are working closely together to develop a new bachelor’s degree programme.

Blackboard picture from biology lessons

With his comprehensive research project on how high school graduates from Waldorf schools do in biology compared to mainstream schools in Hesse, Dr Dirk Rohde obtained his habilitation at the University of Marburg at the end of 2021.

Fields and Yard of Dotti

With its diverse offerings, the Dottenfelderhof school farm in Bad Vilbel raises children’s and young people’s awareness of important future-oriented issues relating to leading a more sustainable life. Within this framework, SAGST sponsors special modules for sixh-form students.

Pregnant women in consultation

The first months after the birth of a child can be stressful and full of uncertainty despite all the joy. Especially when complicated family configurations, financial hardship or health problems  put even greater strain on the situation, there is a need for people to stand by single mothers as well as parents-to-be in difficult circumstances.

Portrait of Larissa Beckel

Waldorf schools have great potential to provide young refugees with targeted support and to help them round out their education. That is the conclusion educational scientist Larissa Beckel came to in her recently completed doctorate at the Waldorf Education Research Training Group at Alanus University.