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The future of Heidelberg University is a topic that is close to your heart? You are interested in a lasting commitment and you want to make sure that your assets are safely invested? The establishment of a foundation fund makes this possible.

A foundation fund is meant for eternity since the annual proceeds of the capital reserve are used to fulfil the foundation‘s purpose. With this, you can help shape the development of science, research and teaching for an indefinite period.

Most of the time, the establishment of such a foundation fund in the corporate assets of Heidelberg University is a good option. Become part of the family of foundations of Heidelberg University by establishing a foundation fund in the corporate assets of the university.

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Establishment of a new foundation fund

The “Ute and Roland Wielen Foundation Fund” is a new foundation fund within the assets of Heidelberg University (corporate assets). This fund is meant for the long term. Its proceeds are intended to support science, research and teaching at Heidelberg University, primarily the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut and the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at Heidelberg University.

Professor Roland Wielen is a Professor Emeritus of Heidelberg University and has been working at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut for many years since 1963. After a temporary position (1978-1985) as Professor and Director of the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Technical University of Berlin, he was Director of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut in Heidelberg from 1985 to 2004.

His wife Ute Wielen, who died in 2021, also worked in the field of astronomy. She could not complete her studies for political reasons in the GDR. Therefore, she first worked as a scientific-technical assistant at the Babelsberg Observatory and then, after her escape, in an astronomical working group at the Freie Universität Berlin. She worked as a programmer at the University of Heidelberg, most recently at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, from 1963 until 1978.

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