Impulses for knowledge


Infobox Alumni-Verein

Daimler and Benz Foundation Alumni Association

The number of researchers who have received support from the Daimler and Benz Foundation is growing steadily – as is the number of their research projects. In order to facilitate the free exchange of ideas between these researchers, the Alumni Association (founded in 2009) hosts a yearly gathering at which not only alumni, but also academics and researchers who share the Foundation’s commitment to interdisciplinary studies are welcome.

Executive Board:
Dr. Jochen Langer (Chairmanship)
Dr. Jörg Klein
Dr. Sebastian Linden
Prof. Dr. Arno Schindlmayr
Dr. Hartmut Walther

Contact person: Dr. Jörg Klein

Daimler and Benz Foundation

Openness and curiosity are essential prerequisites for discovery. In order to intensify the knowledge-generation process, the Daimler and Benz Foundation works with targeted stimuli. Using its €3 million yearly operating budget, the Foundation is able to provide sizable resources for international research. Its endowment of €125 million makes the Daimler and Benz Foundation one of the largest, actively-operating foundations in Germany.

The Daimler and Benz Foundation is guided by clear principles. Its core values include supporting young researchers, encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation, and promoting research in a wide-range of fields. The Daimler and Benz Foundation has created a forum where leaders in the natural and social sciences can present and discuss their ideas. This exchange brings unconventional associations and new ideas to light: The result is knowledge with long-term benefits for us all.