From its inception, UWC Robert Bosch College has been supported by its governing bodies, which oversee and enable the school’s initiatives and the engagement of students, staff, alumni and volunteers. The College is an officially recognized non-profit organization and was established by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Deutsche Stiftung UWC, the two shareholders of the school. Three permanent committees steer the ongoing work of UWC Robert Bosch College: the Shareholders’ Meeting, the Board of Trustees, and the Management of the College.
Deutsche Stiftung UWC
As a partner of UWC Robert Bosch College, the Deutsche Stiftung UWC brings its longstanding knowledge and experience of the international UWC movement. The Deutsche Stiftung UWC, which is UWC’s National Committee for Germany, was established in 1995 and is responsible for the selection of applicants and the funding of scholarships for German students. The foundation currently offer places to around 50 young people from Germany to attend UWC schools and colleges each year — 25 students to attend UWC Robert Bosch College and 25 to be distributed across the 16 other schools. The German National Committee also focuses on public relations, supports and guides current students and their parents, and coordinates with the other United World Colleges as well as with UWC International. The office of Deutsche Stiftung UWC is located in Berlin, and their work relies largely on the work of around 80 volunteers, most of them UWC alumni.More about UWC Germany
OUR GOVERNING BOARD
Our Board consists of eight members, four appointed by each of the shareholders. See the current Board members at a glance.
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
The Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company. The Foundation operates on a non-profit, independent, and non-partisan basis across the areas of health, education, and global issues, and harnesses the power of civil society to initiate positive change. The Foundation runs own institutions, carries out innovative projects, enters into partnerships, and promotes third-party initiatives.
When it comes to Health, the Foundation strives to support a sustainable health care system with a greater focus on people and health literacy. The Bosch Health Campus promotes rapid and agile cooperation between the fields of care, research, education, and empowerment – for the mutual benefit of patients and science. The Foundation’s work in Education centers around building a sustainable, high-performance education system that prioritizes the opportunities and well-being of children and young people. The focus is on individual and organizational learning. In Global Issues, the Foundation is committed to the pursuit of peaceful coexistence worldwide. To this end, it centers around the topics of peace, inequality, climate change, democracy, migration, and immigration society.
The Foundation injects new life into the mission of founder Robert Bosch by continuing his social and societal commitment in keeping with the times. It supports interdisciplinary exchange between research, politics, and society; bolsters prestigious international think-tanks; empowers the creation and growth of non-partisan networks of policy makers; and strengthens evidence-based political decision-making. The Robert Bosch Academy brings together international experts and opinion leaders in Berlin to tackle the primary global challenges of our time.
The Foundation owns and supports the Bosch Health Campus in Stuttgart. The Campus draws together all of the Foundation’s institutions and funding activities in the field of health care including the Robert Bosch Hospital, the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and the Robert Bosch Tumor Center. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is also a partner in the Robert Bosch College UWC, an international school in Freiburg in Breisgau, and the International Alumni Center in Berlin. The Robert Bosch Stiftung holds a 94 percent stake in Robert Bosch GmbH. The Foundation finances its operations from this holding’s dividends and pursues its goals independently of the company. Since its establishment in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has invested nearly 2,2 billion euros in charitable work.The foundation