Rektor’s Words

UWC Robert Bosch College welcomed its first 104 students on August 20th, 2014. The students, aged from 16 to 18 years, come from 71 countries. All are selected by UWC Committees for their merit in their own contexts and from the widest range of backgrounds. Importantly, their parents’ or guardians’ ability to contribute towards the scholarship costs was not a factor in any selection, and this year over 60 students come from backgrounds where the relevant Committee determined that the family could not realistically contribute financially towards these scholarship costs.

The resulting community represents a highly improbable, yet deliberate, diversity of backgrounds, lived experiences and perspectives. Where else but in a UWC could one gather together 104 students from 71 countries, students from all the major faiths and students with no religious faith, students from across the political spectrum, students from societies and communities where there is ignorance, misunderstanding, mistrust and even open conflict with other societies and communities represented in the College, students who have been refugees and street children all the way through to students from the most successful professional families?

This is UWC!

Laurence NodderUWC Robert Bosch College doesn’t simply bring young people from different backgrounds together. It creates an educational framework where students and their teachers live, learn and serve together. UWC Robert Bosch College makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. UWC Robert Bosch College has a particular focus on sustainability, including how this might be supported by technology.

On this website you will be able to discover much more about the College and about UWC, from the Pedagogical Concept to the history and rebuilding of the Kartaus which is the centre and heart of our wonderful campus in Freiburg. Over time we will be able to include more and more content from the life of the College, including the views and experiences of the students.

Welcome to the UWC Robert Bosch College website.

Laurence Nodder