News & Updates

News & Updates

TÜV SÜD Foundation Blog


22 November 2023

Find out more about the TÜV SÜD Foundation on LinkedIn

What exactly does the TÜV SÜD Foundation do? Now you can also find out on LinkedIn! On our new social media page, we will present our projects, discuss current topics and advocate for STEM education – that is, education in science, technology, engineering and ... read more

18 July 2023

Primary School from Erlangen wins Innovative Road Safety Education Award

A primary school from Erlangen / Bavaria has won the Innovative Road Safety Education in Schools Award. They were awarded for a broad concept to improve the road safety in their city. Teachers, children and parents worked together and created a wide variety of ... read more

13 May 2023

Brilliant brainwaves and talented tinkerings: our Foundation is supporting the new exhibition at the Munich Children’s Museum

Brilliant inventions, ingenious tinkering, far-out inspirations: May 13th saw the opening of “Tüftelgenies” (Tinkering with Ingenuity), the latest exhibition at the Munich Children’s Museum. The exhibition showcases ground-breaking inventions from everyday life. Bikes, trampolines, cars, ... read more

26 April 2023

Seizing opportunities – shaping the future: The new annual report of our Foundation is online!

The new annual report of the TÜV SÜD Foundation has been published in English language and informs about the activities in 2022: The TÜV SÜD Foundation funded around 20 Germany-wide projects and earmarked around EUR 1 million for projects. The scope of project funding ... read more

28 March 2023

Shaping the future as a teacher with diverse biographies

The TÜV SÜD Foundation has been supporting the 2023 Student Campus Plus to be held in Munich at the end of March. Participating in the event were roughly 50 students from higher secondary schools and further education colleges from all over Bavaria. The objective of the three-day event ... read more

17 February 2023

Youmocracy: Lively debate as a pillar of democracy

It is the firm belief of the TÜV SÜD Foundation that democracy needs a culture of discussion and debate that is lived and breathed. With this in mind, we support the youmocracy initiative, which brings together young people with very different backgrounds and differing opinions and ... read more

25 January 2023

Kindergarten scientists

Even pre-schoolers can be fascinated by scientific phenomena Independent experimentation allows children to develop a good understanding of nature and of environmental protection. Gesellschaft für Umweltbildung Baden-Wuerttemberg e.V. (GUB), a German non-profit devoted to ... read more

04 January 2023

Germany grants scheme: Supporting academic talent

The TÜV SÜD Foundation operates the Germany grants (Deutschlandstipendien) scheme for university students in Germany. The scheme supporting students at Technical University Munich (TUM) and OTH Amberg-Weiden University of Applied Sciences is continuing ... read more

15 December 2022

We are helping children with cerebral visual impairment (CVI)

Many of us are unaware that children suffering from impaired vision need not necessarily have a medical eye condition or cognitive deficits: they may be suffering from “cerebral visual impairment”, also known by its abbreviation CVI ... read more

18 November 2022

2022 Student Campus (Schülercampus): Teachers with diverse biographies wanted

Migrant background an advantage: the TÜV SÜD Foundation is supporting the 2022 Student Campus to be held in Munich this weekend. Participating in the event are roughly 50 students from higher secondary schools and further education colleges from ... read more

10 November 2022

KIKUS – Supporting language learning for refugee children

The TÜV SÜD Foundation is helping refugee children to learn German as quickly as possible, thereby supporting them by speeding up their integration in Germany. This support currently takes the form of funding the development of ... read more

06 October 2022

Heroes for children in primary schools

The TÜV SÜD Foundation is currently looking for mentors for primary school children, who can provide children with attention and support them as they learn. The aim of our cooperation with the KinderHelden (Heroes for Children) initiative is to provide quick and easy help to children ... read more

01 September 2022

Professor Thomas F. Hofmann joins the Board of Trustees of TÜV SÜD Foundation

The TÜV SÜD Foundation Board of Trustees is gaining a new member: Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hofmann, President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has been appointed to the Board and will take up the position from 1 September 2022. The TÜV SÜD Foundation is one of the ... read more

21 July 2022

Munich middle school wins Innovative Road Safety Education Award

On the tenth anniversary of the Innovative Road Safety Education in Schools Award, all the signs pointed to commitment and dedication. This year the winner was the Wittelsbacherstrasse Middle School in Munich for its bicycle project. Not only do students at the school learn about ... read more

08 July 2022

New concepts in school: Teaching support as guidance

Social change is impacting on schools, as school classes grow more diverse and new educational mindsets are required that cater to all students’ needs. With this in mind, two primary schools in Bavaria had the idea of ... read more

28 June 2022

School Campus goes online: School as inspiration

Bringing variation and diversity to the teaching profession, the School Campus Online (Schülercampus online) event on 28 June inspired 125 school students with migration backgrounds to explore the teaching profession. The innovative online event provided the participants with ... read more

25 May 2022

Change at the helm: The TÜV SÜD Foundation sets the course for the future

Munich. Next year will see the baton passed on at the TÜV SÜD Foundation. In its recent resolution, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees decided that Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken will join the Board of Directors of the TÜV SÜD Foundation as of ... read more

04 April 2022

Transparency in sustainability

TÜV SÜD Foundation is currently funding a research project at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) aimed at increasing transparency in corporate sustainability reporting. The scientific project is headed by ... read more

22 February 2022

Engineering education: Students from Landshut win award

Award ceremony at Landshut University of Applied Sciences: in a digital graduation ceremony, three highly committed students from the Engineering Education study programme at Landshut University of Applied Sciences received the ... read more

15 February 2022

By popular demand: “Wood” exhibition extended

The “Wood” exhibition at Munich Children’s Museum, has extended its run. Originally due to end in early March, the incredibly popular exhibition will now run until the end of June 2022. The exhibition is all about the world of wood ... read more

24 January 2022

Germany Grants: 10 years of supporting talent

The "Deutschlandstipendium" or Germany Grants programme is celebrating 10 years of supporting talent. As an excellent way of offering effective support to young talents, the programme is becoming increasingly popular. TÜV SÜD Foundation has likewise ... read more

20 December 2021

Green light for road safety

Media project for more road safety. This year (2021), the TÜV SÜD Foundation has co-funded a project in which school students (Year 8 and older) take action and research the topic of road safety in their hometowns and regions. They then independently write articles for ... read more

18 November 2021

TH Rosenheim: Innovation award goes to students in Engineering Education

In November 2021, Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences conferred its first innovation award for science projects, thus honouring excellence in research and knowledge transfer. First place in the category of “Student Projects” went to a project in the ... read more

13 October 2021

Teaching assistants boost success at school

In October 2021, an innovative project was launched in Peissenberg, Upper Bavaria. Funded by the TÜV SÜD Foundation, two primary schools in the town had the idea of introducing classroom support staff to assist the main teachers. Using this “team teaching” method, the teacher and ... read more

30 September 2021

Environmental education starts in kindergarten

The earlier the better. By engaging in independent experimentation, children grasp everyday phenomena and develop a deeper understanding of nature and the environment. Funded by the TÜV SÜD Foundation, a team of natural scientists and education specialists is therefore ... read more

06 September 2021

University School Dresden in high demand

The innovative concept of University School Dresden is meeting with a very positive response: 160 school starters recently applied for the 75 available places in the 2021/2022 school year. The outstanding demand proves that many parents are interested in ... read more

20 July 2021

Innovative road safety education award

Franz-Oberthuer-Schule, a vocational training centre in the Franconian city of Wuerzberg, wins the Innovative Road Safety Education in Schools (Innovative Verkehrserziehung in der Schule) award for their bicycle project. Students in vocational integration classes learn how to repair and ... read more

13 July 2021

“Wood” – the new exhibition at Munich Children’s Museum

On 24 July 2021, the doors will open for the new interactive exhibition at the Munich Children’s Museum, funded by the TÜV SÜD Foundation. The new exhibition on wood (“Holz”), focuses fully on this natural and versatile raw material. The young exhibition visitors can trace the ... read more

17 May 2021

Robotics competition: Winners of the virtual race

The TUM Robotics Competition, the challenge for young robot fans, reached its finale on 15 May 2021 when students from eleven schools throughout Bavaria competed online to master the tricky obstacle course. Winner in the Novices category was a team from ... read more

17 July 2020

Exemplary road safety education at Bavarian schools

First place goes to Lower Bavaria! The primary school and Anton Balster secondary school in Neustadt an der Donau recently jointly won the “Innovative Road Safety Education in Schools” award for their tutoring project entitled “Look – Check – Do It Right” ... read more

22 June 2020

OTH Amberg-Weiden University of Applied Sciences: Support for new Engineering Education courses

At Amberg-Weiden University of Applied Sciences (OTH Amberg-Weiden), educational studies are combined with engineering science in two new Engineering Education courses with majors in Metals Technology and in Electrical Engineering and ... read more

19 June 2020

Exploring energy at Mannheim’s Technoseum

An exciting new exhibition at the Technoseum in Mannheim focuses on the topic of energy. The exhibition has been supported by funding from sources including the TÜV SÜD Foundation. It includes new interactive research points where young people are ... read more

25 March 2020

10th anniversary of TÜV SÜD Foundation

The TÜV SÜD Foundation’s first projects were launched in spring ten years ago. Now, in spring 2020, the Foundation is about to mark its tenth anniversary. Although the COVID-19 pandemic caused our anniversary celebrations to be cancelled, we can look back with ... read more

09 March 2020

Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences: Support for new Engineering Education course

Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences (TH Rosenheim) is launching a new course for the 2020/21 winter semester. The bachelor’s degree course in Engineering Education with Construction Technology is the gateway for students to gain further qualifications as ... read more

06 March 2020

“Light” exhibition at Munich Children’s Museum is a huge success

The exhibition “Light” at Munich Children’s Museum has been a brilliant success. Since opening in October 2019, it has attracted 22,000 visitors in the first four months alone. In the face of such popular demand, the exhibition – created with support from the TÜV SÜD Foundation – has now ... read more

03 February 2020

Inclusive mobility: Road safety education for children with intellectual development disabilities

Walking over to a friend’s house, cycling to the sports centre or taking a bus to visit Granny – everyday situations like these are fraught with complexity for children and represent particular challenges where intellectual development disabilities are also involved. Now well-designed ... read more

15 September 2019

Schools initiative promoting electrical engineering launches in Stuttgart and Dresden

A long-running schools initiative for electrical engineering is awakening students’ passion for technology in the Aachen and Munich areas, delivering plenty of hands-on experience and sparking the participants’ enthusiasm for technology. Electrical engineering students can apply ... read more

22 August 2019

Professor Eleni Chatzi is new Fellow of TUM

Professor Eleni Chatzi, ETH Zurich, is a new Fellow of the Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship Program of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Over the next three years she and her host at TUM, Professor Daniel Straub, will perform research into ... read more

19 August 2019

School of the future opens in Dresden

The start of the new school year saw the ceremonial opening of University School Dresden. Almost 200 school students in years 1, 2, 3 and 5 will attend the new combined primary and secondary school, rising to around 750 students after the ... read more

17 October 2018

Dirk Eilers is the new Deputy Chair of the TÜV SÜD Foundation Board of Trustees

The TÜV SÜD Foundation Board of Trustees announces a new member: in October 2018, Dirk Eilers was appointed to the Board of Trustees and to the post of Deputy Chair. The TÜV SÜD Foundation is one of the two shareholders of TÜV SÜD, Germany’s largest testing, inspection and ... read more

06 December 2017

President of TUM is new Chair of the TÜV SÜD Foundation Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang A. Herrmann is the new Chair of the TÜV SÜD Foundation Board of Trustees. Also the President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), he has been a member of the Board since 2014. Professor Herrmann now succeeds ... read more

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