Foundation and Asset Management
Department 8.1, Foundation and Assets, manages the corporate assets of Heidelberg University as well as the following independent foundations, including:
- the "Unterländer Studienfonds" at Heidelberg University
- the Consolidated Academic Foundation Administration of Heidelberg University and
- the Consolidated Foundations of Heidelberg University Hospital for Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
All incoming and outgoing funds are handled by the Stiftungskasse of Heidelberg University.
Depending on the nature of your request, several contacts are available. For tax-related questions, please contact Mirco Bollmann, Department 4.3, Tel: 54 2189 (Mon.–Fri. mornings).
Corporate assets are those available to the university as a public corporation for its own use outside of the state budget.
Corporate assets include 63 dependent revenue foundations and use donations for a variety of different purposes. A few of the foundations are not designated for any specific purpose.
The primary goal of all the foundations is to promote scholarship, science, research and teaching at Heidelberg University, with all the academic disciplines covered through the far-reaching range of goals specified by the endowments.
The incorporated foundation of the Unterländer Studienfonds at Heidelberg University originated in 1873 from the former Jesuit assets and has existed in its current form since 1 January 1963.
The foundation supports and operates the university guest houses. The Unterländer Studienfonds foundation is additionally responsible for university organisations such as the Heidelberg International Academic Forum (IWH).
The Consolidated Academic Foundation Administration of Heidelberg University was established on 1 February 1906. It is also an incorporated foundation, with a total of 38 individual foundations earmarked for a wide range of purposes. In keeping with the wishes of the sponsors, the individual endowments are used primarily to support students in financial need, for awards and grants for exceptional achievements as well as grants for study trips, and also for general expenditures that support teaching and research.