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The Volkswagen Foundation is Germany‘s largest private research funding foundation, and one of the country’s largest common benefit foundations under private law. Who established the foundation? What do we fund and how do we work? Our new video gives the answers.

The Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics is one of the world's most important meeting places for mathematicians and has been funded by the Volkswagen Foundation for decades. The institution is now celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Göttingen research project "Deep Movement Diagnostics" receives around EUR 1.2 million for the development of three-dimensional reconstructions of movement patterns

Could "solar hydrogen" produced from sunlight serve as energy alternative to oil in the Antarctic? A feasibility study by HZB experts in artificial photosynthesis within the "Experiment!" funding initiative. Next deadline for applications for "Experiment!": July 10, 2019

With the MOONRISE project, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V. (LZH) and the Institute of Space Systems (IRAS) of the Technical University of Braunschweig are aiming at melting moon dust with a laser in order to make it usable as building material.

Even though the governments of their home countries are at loggerheads – at New Europe College (NEC), young researchers from all the Black Sea countries work together peacefully on joint projects – and thus fulfill the vision of NEC founder Andrej Plesu.

A dinosaur project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation comes to an end with an unusual approach to communicating its results: A graphic novel based on scientific findings intended to stimulate the imagination of an ecosystem that is 154 million years old.

Robot psychologist Martina Mara puts in a plea for a more visionary approach to robotics and artificial intelligence – and to bridge the gaps between the disciplines. This is also what the Volkswagen Foundation's funding initiative "Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future" stands for, the next application deadline is July 4, 2019.

Fresh water as a precious resource. A young Kenyan scientist has made this her theme – one that has accompanied her through her scientific career.