60 years Robert Bosch Stiftung

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is turning 60 - find out more about Robert Bosch's legacy, the history of the Foundation and our mission. We will also keep you up to date on current activities in the anniversary year.

Dr. Bernhard Straub
Robert Bosch GmbH, Historische Kommunikation
April 01, 2024

During his lifetime, Robert Bosch was already engaged in promoting the common good. As a citizen, he wanted to help shape society, take responsibility, and improve living conditions for people. He funded the Stuttgart Technical University, founded the Robert Bosch Hospital, which carries his name, and supported the German Association for the Promotion of Public Education, the forerunner of today's adult education programs. Politically, he supported Franco-German reconciliation and worked against anti-Semitism, among other causes. 

Vor dem ehemaligen Wohnhaus von Robert Bosch sitzen Schüler des UWC auf der Wiese
60th anniversary

Milestones of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

The Robert Bosch Stiftung was founded in 1964. What has it achieved since then? A look back.

This June, we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, which is rooted in the legacy of the successful entrepreneur and benefactor. In his legacy, Robert Bosch formulated a twofold mission: to ensure the successful development of his company on the one hand and to continue his social commitment on the other. The relationship between the company and the Foundation is still based on this principle today. Together, we invest in the future.

Christof Bosch about the legacy of his grandfather

Today, the Foundation is still committed to promoting peaceful coexistence in the world, good healthcare and fair educational opportunities. We want to make a lasting impact in the areas of health, education and global issues. However, we cannot initiate effective change on our own. That is why we work closely with partners around the world.

"As a foundation, we have a special privilege: we can be courageous and prudently take risks – always with the aim of making the greatest possible difference for a better future. That is the basis of our legitimacy. We – the approximately 170 colleagues at the Robert Bosch Stiftung – have created an efficient organization aimed at this purpose. "

Quote fromBernhard Straub, CEO

With great foresight, Robert Bosch did not leave us with rigid guidelines, but rather a mandate to constantly review our work and adapt it to current challenges. Our anniversary is a good opportunity to shed light on this: Where have we made a lasting difference over the past six decades? I would be interested to hear your views. 

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