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German School Award

The German School Award 2016

We award schools with outstanding educational achievements. The competition is based on the six quality criteria: academic achievement, approach to diversity, quality of instruction, responsibility, school culture, and school development. The main award is endowed with 100,000 euros. This year for the first time German schools abroad may also apply.

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Funding Principles

Funding Principles

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is not only an operating foundation that pursues its goals by programs of its own, but also a funding foundation that enables others to develop and implement projects and initiatives that meet social needs in Germany and abroad.

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Digitalization: Risk or Opportunity?

Digitalization is transforming both the world of work and society in general. According to the latest studies, some 18 million workers could be replaced by intelligent machines, for instance. At the Foundation’s Talk in the Park, Dr. Christoph Kucklick and Bernd Dworschak discussed how the future might look.

A Call for More Civility in Religion

Philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin and author Sherko Fatah took to the stage of Stuttgart’s Schauspielhaus theater in their quest to uncover the origins of religious terrorism. They discussed the shortcomings of Islam, and looked at Western arrogance and religions in transition. For both parties, the separation of politics and religion is key.

Traversing Two Different Worlds

How does intercultural understanding work in extreme situations? At the Reading in the Park event, Sherko Fatah, this year's winner of the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize, spoke about the cultural differences among his literary characters and the real-life conflicts currently raging in Iraq.

2015 German School Award

"Putting wings on learning!" This is the slogan of the German School Award, which was launched by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Heidehof Stiftung in 2006. On Wednesday, the 2015 prize-giving took place in Berlin in the presence of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The public broadcasting network ARD and the German Weekly Stern are the award’s media partners.

Future of Science Journalism Master Class

New tools and digital forms of publication are seldom used in Germany for high-quality journalistic content – and this particularly applies to science journalism, despite the rise in new forms of storytelling and multimedia presentation in this field. As a result, the Reporter-Forum and Robert Bosch Stiftung have teamed up to offer the Future of Science Journalism master class.

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The Film Prize for International Cooperation
Young filmmakers from Germany and the Arab World can apply in the categories short animation, documentary, and short fiction film for the film prize worth up to 70,000 Euros. We give joint production teams the opportunity to explore the methods and creative styles of their partner country. Through September 18, 2015.

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The Robert Bosch Stiftung offers many scholarship programs to support the training and continuing education of international junior executives and enable them to exchange experiences. A large proportion of our programs is directed towards university graduates and post-graduates from the USA and Europe. In addition, we support the integration of gifted children from families, that are facing social, financial or cultural challenges, with special school scholarship programs.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung awards many prizes for exemplary ideas and initiatives in the fields of science, health, international relations, education, society and culture. The aim is to publicize outstanding projects and support their future development.
The competitions organized by the Robert Bosch Stiftung are designed to help develop and disseminate good ideas in a number of different areas. The foundation also runs these international competitions to promote social and cultural exchange. Other competitions aim at fostering the development of schools and assisting the integration of young immigrants in German society.
Programs for Journalists
Journalists play a vital role as mediators by presenting a wide range of topics critically and comprehensibly, making them accessible to wide audiences. Journalists are important partners for the Robert Bosch Stiftung in coverage of science issues and in the field of international relations. We provide continuing education for journalists in the form of seminars, information tours, meetings, and research and study residencies.