Foundations within the Foundation


In accordance with the mandate from Robert Bosch, since its founding the foundation has viewed itself as having a duty to conduct research on natural treatments, particularly homeopathy. This research is financed from income earned on fund assets held by the Hans-Walz-Stiftung as well as from Robert Bosch Stiftung funds.

The quality and credibility of scientific studies are of crucial importance in the current debate about the effectiveness of complementary medicine and alternative therapies. This is why a summer school dedicated to the research methods used in complementary medicine was launched in 2007 in cooperation with the Charité university hospital in Berlin and the Technische Universität München (TUM - technical university of Munich) and was offered annually until 2011. Beginning in 2012, the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research has taken over its operation.

We support scientific work related to the history of homeopathy through the Hans Walz Scholarship, which allows scientists from around the world to come to Stuttgart to conduct research at the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s Institute for the History of Medicine (IGM). Every two years, the institute awards the Hans Walz Research Prize for research on the history of homeopathy. The prize was awarded most recently in 2015 to Prof. Jethro Hernandez Berrones for his work „Medicine in Revolution: Homeopathy and the Regulation of the Medical Profession in Mexico, 1853-1942".

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Dr. Bernadette Klapper
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-880