Completed Funding Projects

Overview of funding projects completed
by the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank

ESMT – European School of Management and Technology

ESMT educates entrepreneurial leaders who think globally, act responsibly and respect the individual. ESMT develops and imparts new knowledge to foster sustainable economic growth, incorporating the values and the potential of technology to promote a balanced economic development. From 2015 till 2019, the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank is providing ESMT with a total of 360,000 euros.
ESMT website


Arrived. Integrated. Qualified!

Arrived. Integrated. Qualified! (Photo by Dominik Asbach)
Photo by Dominik Asbach

Together with the Stifterverband, the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank ran a program from 2016 to 2018 that helped universities integrate people with a migrant background and refugees. The program aimed to make immigrants and refugees more motivated to enter a university and complete their education, accompanied them during their studies, and made it easier for them to find jobs. Seven universities received structural support and subsidies enabling them to each award seven annual scholarships.


House of Finance at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt

The House of Finance was established on the campus of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt in the fall of 2008 and brings together all of the financial institutions and research facilities together under one roof. Thus, it enables an interdisciplinary approach to scientific education and research in the fields of finance, currency, monetary and financial politics, financial supervision as well as company and capital market law. The House of Finance cooperates closely with the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank, supervisory authorities, and financial service providers at the largest stock exchange in Germany. Between 2011 and 2017, the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank provided the House of Finance Foundation with a total of ten million euros.
Website of the House of Finance


Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics

Deutsche Bank Prize 2015 to Stephen A. Ross

Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics The economics prize – which carries an endowment of 50,000 euros, one of the highest in the world – aims to support international interlinking of financial theory and practice. The award, presented by the Center for Financial Studies in cooperation with Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, was funded by the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank from 2005 to 2015. It honors economists who have had an important influence on financial, monetary, and macroeconomic research.
Further information on the Deutsche Bank Prize


Center for European Studies at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya Israel

Based at the University of Herzliya, the successful Interdisciplinary Center established a Certificate Program in European Studies which links Israeli and European studies in politics, economy, history, and law. This program enables students and postgraduates from Israel, Jordan and Palestine to gain scientific insights into the European Union and its member states, with an emphasis on the dramatic history of Europe in the 20th century. This focus was stressed by Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck, at the time a Member of the Board of the Deutsche Bank, with the sentence: "It would be a great wish that, with the help of the sponsorship, some of the lessons learned in Europe during the terrible 20th century could be applied to people living in the region, and that in the spirit of coexistence, enmity may be replaced with peace.” The Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank sponsored the Center for European Studies in Herzliya between 2007 and 2014 with a total of 1 million euros.
Website of the Center for European Studies


Historical College in Munich

The college was established in 1980 with combined funding from the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank and the Stifterverband. Eligible established researchers and junior scientists are invited to attend the college, where they are given the opportunity to focus on a project of their choice for a year. Since 1982, the college has awarded a prize every three years to honor the lifetime achievement of a historian’s work in line with the historical college's main research objectives. In cooperation with Free State of Bavaria, the Kaulbach Villa near the University of Munich was set up as the institute's premises between 1987 and 1988. The college has been run as a “public private partnership” since 2000/2001. The Free State of Bavaria provides the Kaulbach-Villa rent-free, and provides for half of the annual budget expenses. The budget for scholarships and the award money associated with the lifetime achievement prize continues to be contributed by private foundations and other donors. 
Website of the Historical College


Bucerius Law School

The Bucerius Law Schoo,l founded in 2000, was the first private college of law to be awarded state recognition. It is characterized by its international orientation and its interdisciplinary study programs, which are conducted in cooperation with businesses and third-sector agencies. The college is part of a network of 78 partner universities and law schools in 26 countries. The Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank provided support for foundation law and the law of non-profit organizations between 2002 and 2015. 
Website of the Institute


Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL)

The Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft established the Deutsche Bank’s Endowment Fund Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) in 2011. About 400 students are currently enrolled at the Leipzig Graduate School. The school is characterized by its international orientation, as well as the close contact between students and professors. The HHL is one of the leading business schools in Europe. The Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank funded the chair until 2015.
Website of the Leipzig Graduate School of Management


acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering

acatech, the national academy of science and engineering, provides independent, public interest-oriented and science-based advice to politicians and the general public. It represents sustainable growth through innovation. acatech focuses on education, telecommunications, energy, resource use, sustainability, and technology. acatech was supported by the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank between 2010 and 2014. 
Website of acatech


Jacobs University Bremen

The private and independent Jacobs University Bremen represents the highest standards in research and education. Young people from all over the world are groomed to become global citizens with strong leadership skills. The students, professors, and faculty members of Jacobs University cooperate and exchange knowledge with international partners. Until 2014, the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank especially supported the scholarship program at Jacobs University.
Website of Jacobs University Bremen



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