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.

When examining the development of calf rearing techniques in the last few decades, it is striking that the natural approach of rearing on the mother has been replaced - with great effort - by an artificial approach that separates the calf from its mother. The practice of isolating calves is often justified with the argument that this lessens the spread of disease; the social aspect of cows, however, has been lost from view.

Post-doctoral thesis at the University of Witten-Herdecke closes a research gap in the evaluation of integrative medicine. Complementary medicine is enjoying ever-greater popularity and acceptance: many patients have come to appreciate its gentler methods and alternative approaches. Yet the effectiveness of such approaches has to date not been fully systematically researched.

The so-called MINT subjects (math, IT, natural sciences, and technology) are, while important for society, disliked by many students and often seen as “dry.” But the Emile Montessori School in the East of Munich is demonstrating that this doesn't have to be the case. Here, environmental questions expand the spectrum of inquiry, and regular practical experiences teach students about the applicability of what they're learning.

Integrating people with mental illnesses into the daily working world and thus into society: this is the goal of Regenbogen Arbeit – “Rainbow Work” – a non-profit organization that manages a total of eleven integrated workplaces in the Munich area. Recently the fresh foods operation moved to a larger and better-equipped facility in order to further develop the business and increase the competitiveness of the organically-oriented service provider.

A graduate training institute in Waldorf education has been established at Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences in Alfter, Germany (near Bonn), in collaboration with the Software AG Foundation and the Pedagogical Research Group of the Association of Waldorf Schools.