News Overview 2013

December 2013

Minister President Pays Tribute to the School of the Year 2013

Torsten Albig, Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, visited the Anne Frank School in Bargteheide. He paid tribute to the success of the school, which won the 2013 German School Award.

Kick-off! Training in Stadiums

Inspiring young people in the stadiums for democracy and civic education can only succeed if they are addressed properly. The new collection of methods shows how it can be done.

The New Magazine "Asia"

This magazine takes you inside the Foundation's programs and work in and with Asia in the hope that the articles will also add a few new sides to your image of Asia.

Talk in the Park Extra: The First United World College in Germany

An old monastery in Freiburg is becoming an international school – the first United World College (UWC) in Germany. The school's future director Laurence Nodder and students from United World Colleges were invited to "Talk in the Park Extra".

Symposium: Civic Education in New Media

What opportunities and challenges do new media offer for civic education? And how does civic education need to be designed to survive online? These questions were the subject of the Civic Education in New Media symposium held in Berlin on December 3, 2013.

School Meets Science

"School Meets Science" is an award for exceptional partnerships between teachers and scientists, whose commitment and innovative ideas are breaking new ground in helping to inspire school children to get actively involved in the natural sciences and technology.
November 2013

Second Heidelberg Centenarian Study

The empirical study provides information about the health and quality of life of centenarians in Germany. The study will examine social and psychological factors and strengths that help extremely old people successfully manage their day-to-day lives.

"Excellence Française"

Dr. Kurt W. Liedtke, Chaiman of the Board of Trustees of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, received the french award ""Excellence Française" for his commitment to German-French friendship.

Ways to Health Care of Tomorrow

How can we create better conditions for health professionals? This and other questions were discussed by experts at a symposium in Berlin.

The 2013 German Senior Citizens’ Awards

The elderly of today are pioneers for the generation of tomorrow. They break stereotypes and successfully change social clichés. The winners of the 2013 German Senior Citizens’ Awards have been selected!
Europarede 2013

Combating Populism and Nationalism

In Berlin, President of the EU Council Herman Van Rompuy cautioned against rising nationalism and populism in Europe. The prejudices toward other member states have significantly increased in several countries.

Border Crossers Program Turns Ten

They include both newcomers and renowned authors - the Border Crossers go on research trips through Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe as well as North Africa with grants provided by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
October 2013
Produktiv im Alter

Produktiv im Alter

Die Älteren leisten einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Stabilität des Zusammenlebens. Politik und Unternehmen sind gefordert, die richtigen Rahmenbedingungen für ein längeres Arbeitsleben zu schaffen. Wie diese aussehen sollten, zeigt die Studie "Produktiv im Alter".
UWC Grundstein

UWC Robert Bosch College

The shells of the students and teachers houses at the new UWC Robert Bosch College in Freiburg are done.

Migrants and Megacities – China’s Urbanization Model under the Microscope

The People’s Republic of China is undergoing a construction boom. The world's biggest trading nation set ambitious goals for the next decade. Up to 250 million Chinese shall move into newly emerging urban centers. What risks and opportunities underpin this urbanization strategy? A discussion forum at the Berlin Representative Office of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Kommunen sollen Gesundheitsversorgung koordinieren

Die Debatte um den drohenden Hausärztemangel zeigt, dass die Gesundheitsversorgung in Deutschland in Zukunft stärker regional zugeschnitten werden muss.
FoME-Symposium 2013

Using Media as a "Soft Power"

In the age of the Internet and global communication, countries can use the media in particular as a "soft power." We spoke with international experts about their core theses and impressions from a symposium in Berlin.

20 Years of Lectureships

Over 200 former lecturers celebrated the 20-year anniversary of one of the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s oldest language programs. The group then traveled for two days on a historic chartered train once used by the DDR state railroad from Poland to Berlin and from there on to Stuttgart.
September 2013
Berlin Jeddah

From Berlin to Jeddah:

The first German-Saudi hip-hop song
Stiftungsvortrag Quo vadis Eurozone

Quo vadis euro zone?

Is the Latvian model an example for the other crisis-stricken countries in Europe? Latvian Prime Minister Dr. Valdis Dombrovskis and Jörg Asmussen, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, spoke about these questions.
Kulturmanagerin in Ägypten

"Our work is especially important now"

Interview with Angela Verweyen

The City of the Future

How do we want to live together? City planner and architect Professor Albert Speer explained the challenges for the city of the future, speaking at the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
August 2013
News Campus

2°Campus - Our Climate, Your Future:

School students learn about topics related to climate observation and simulation as well as green technologies. Our project 2°Campus is part of the "UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development".
Deutscher Buchpreis

Terézia Mora Wins German Book Prize

The Chamisso award-winner Terézia Mora was awarded the 2013 German Book Prize for her novel "Das Ungeheuer" ("The Monster"). In 2011, Terézia Mora received a Border Crossers scholarship from the Robert Bosch Stiftung for her research for this book project.

Evening of Cultural Diversity

High school students participating in the Summer Academy of "Talent im Land - grants for gifted high school students from immigrant families" have organized and filmed an evening of cultural diversity.
July 2013

Travel to Europe

Students from the Balkans gain international experience and broaden their understanding of European structures traveling through Europe.

Von der Lust und Qual des Schreibens

"Der Redakteur einer Zeitschrift bat um eine Liebesgeschichte - zwölftausend Anschläge, Abgabe in zwei Tagen. Monatsende, knappes Geld, ich nahm den Auftrag an", entschied Feridun Zaimoglu.

Junge Forscher gestalten neues Alter

Wie kann eine altersfreundliche Wohn- und Stadtplanung ein langes selbständiges Leben ermöglichen? Diese Frage stand im Mittelpunkt der Blickwechsel-Studienreise nach Irland - "age-friendly environments".
UWC Grundsteinlegung

Brick by brick

The cafeteria and auditorium building represents a new phase in the construction of the UWC Robert Bosch College. With the laying of the  ceremonial first stone, each person placed an item into a time capsule.

Talking to Marjana Gaponenko

Marjana Gaponenko, winner of the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize 2013, interviewed by Wolfgang Herles and reading from her novel "Wer ist Martha?".
June 2013

City of Young Scientists and Scholars

2014 City of Young Scientists and Scholars in Germany is Würzburg. The Bavarian city is going to inspire interest in science and research among children and young people.

China-Germany Media Forum

Editors in chief and prominent media representatives from Germany and China came together in Berlin to discuss China’s new leadership and the growing awareness for environmental issues.

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Einblick ins politische System

Drei Monate vor der Bundestagswahl lud die Stiftung französische Journalisten und Meinungsmacher zu einer Informationsreise nach Deutschland ein. Zum Auftakt empfing der Bundespräsident die Gäste.
April 2013

I Want to Play a Role Shaping Europe

Around 100 ambassadors of the "I Want Europe" campaign participated in a citizens’ conference held by Germany’s President Joachim Gauck and developed ideas for a Europe that will remain viable over the long term.

New International Film Projects

The Robert Bosch Stiftung awarded three Film Prizes for International Cooperation between young German and Eastern European filmmakers, who can now realize their film projects.


The rap talent show "RAPutation" was awarded the European CIVIS Online Media Prize for Integration and Cultural Diversity.

Der YouTube-Kanzler

Als frisch gewählter YouTube-Kanzler wird Daily Knoedel bis zur Bundestagswahl im September für die YouTube-Community berichten, politische Veranstaltungen besuchen und zwischen Jugend und Politik vermitteln.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Does our school system offer enough room to encourage children’s artistic and creative development? Answers were given at a symposium in Stuttgart.
March 2013

China Opfer des eigenen Erfolgs?

"China droht, Opfer seines eigenen Erfolgs zu werden", sagt Dr. Michael Schaefer, deutscher Botschafter in China. Auf Einladung der Stiftung hielt er einen Vortrag über "Herausforderungen und Chancen deutsch-chinesischer Zusammenarbeit".

Wie fit sind Hundertjährige?

Gelingt es Hundertjährigen, ihr Leben zu genießen? Forscher der Uni Heidelberg haben mit Unterstützung der Robert Bosch Stiftung und der Dietmar Hopp Stiftung die Lebenssituation aller Hundertjährigen in Heidelberg und Umgebung untersucht. (Foto: Barbara Schöning)

Karl-Dedecius-Preis 2013

Dieses Jahr geht der Karl-Dedecius-Preis an die Übersetzer Jakub Ekier (Polen) und Bernhard Hartmann (Deutschland). Die Preisverleihung findet am 24. Mai 2013 in Krakau statt.

2013 Adelbert von Chamisso Prize

According to the jury, Marjana Gaponenko's latest novel "Wer ist Martha?" has enriched contemporary German prose in a linguistically new and exciting way.

Order of Merit

The chair of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Board of Management, Dieter Berg, and Dr. Peter Theiner, divisional director International Relations, were received into France’s national Order of Merit on March 12.

Robert Bosch Junior Professorship

Thomas Müller focuses on long-distance animal movements. He researches on gazelle movements and human developments in the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia.

Leipziger Buchmesse 2013

Wir erwarten vier intensive Literatur-Tage in Leipzig und möchten Sie mitnehmen zu literarischen Entdeckungsreisen. In vielfältigen Veranstaltungen stellen wir Ihnen unsere Literaturprogramme vor.

Ways to Overcome the Loss of Trust

How can banks win back people’s confidence and trust? Dr. Paul Achleitner, chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank, speaking at the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
February 2013

The Future of the Working World

Up until now, Germany has made it through the global economic turmoil comparatively well. However, the successes achieved also bring about new challenges that not only lie in the shift in the global division of labor and overcoming the European sovereign debt crisis, but also in the dawning of an era of new demographics.

"I Am Also Part of the City!"

Cities play a significant role in shaping the living environment of today’s children and teenagers. With this in mind, how do we offer our young people opportunities for a good future independent of their social and family background?

Wege in einen leistungsfähigeren Bildungsföderalismus

Die vielseitigen Erwartungen an das deutsche Bildungs- und Schulsystem lassen sich nur erfüllen, wenn alle zusammenarbeiten: Bund und Länder, die Länder untereinander sowie die Länder und Kommunen. Doch wie soll diese Zusammenarbeit aussehen?

Film Prize: Germany and the Arab World

For the first time, the Film Prize for International Cooperation for young filmmakers from Germany and the Arab world was awarded at the Berlinale Talent Campus.

New Executive Director

"We want to be the best foundation with an impressive program", said Professor Dr. Joachim Rogall, new executive director of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
January 2013

Shaping the Future Locally

Dedicated people in Germany are either already active or wish to become active in making their hometown a better place to live.

The "Civic Education" Magazine

Real people and rag dolls, Internet portals and personal dialogs. Learn in our magazine about new ideas in civic education.