GOVERNANCE

 

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.

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OUR GOVERNING BOARD

Our Board consists of eight members, four appointed by each of the shareholders. See the current Board members at a glance.

Christof Bosch

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Robert Bosch Stiftung

Dr. Bernhard Straub

CEO of the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

Anna Maria Braun, LL.M.

CEO of B. Braun Melsungen AG

Dr. Christian Hodeige

Proxy Chair repr. the RBC Chair Dr Christof Bosch on the UWC Council and UWC Chairs group

Dr. Kurt W. Liedtke

Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Robert Bosch Stiftung

Dr. Franz Decker

President & CEO BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd.

Lukas Bosch

Social Entrepreneur & Co-Founder at project bcause

Helmut Rau

Former Minister of Education, Land Baden-Württemberg

Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

The Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company. It works in the areas of health, education, and global issues. With its charitable activities, it contributes to the development of viable solutions to social challenges. For this purpose, the Foundation implements its own projects, enters into alliances with partners, and supports third-party initiatives.

The Global Issues support area centers around the topics of peace, inequality, climate change, democracy, migration, and immigration society. When it comes to education, the focus is on individual and organizational learning, while with its support for health, the Foundation is committed to securing a sustainable health care system that focuses more on people. 

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is committed to upholding the values and example of its founder Robert Bosch and continuing his philanthropic work in keeping with the times. The Foundation benefits from over 50 years of experience and a comprehensive global network of experts and practitioners. With the Robert Bosch Academy, it supports interdisciplinary exchange between decision-makers and opinion leaders. The Foundation also supports the work of high-profile, practice-focused think tanks.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is owner of the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart and the associated research institutes, the Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institute for Clinical Pharmacology, the Robert Bosch Center for Tumor Diseases and the Institute for the History of Medicine. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is founding partner of the UWC Robert Bosch College in Freiburg and the International Alumni Center in Berlin. The Foundation holds an approximately 94 percent stake in Robert Bosch GmbH and finances its operations from the dividends it receives from this holding. Since it was established in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has invested around 1.9 billion euros in charitable work.

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