News Jan. 21, 2015

Set Theory for Immune Cells

Lichtenberg-Professor Dr. Max Löhning and colleagues at the Charité, Berlin, have demonstrated that immune cells can 'remember' numbers. In the future, it may thus be possible to influence the intensity of a specific immune reaction. The results of their study have been published in the current edition of the journal Immunity.

News Nov. 10, 2014

New Partnership for European and Global Research Collaborations

The funding initiative "Europe and Global Challenges" is now supported jointly by the Wellcome Trust, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the Volkswagen Foundation.

News Oct. 08, 2014

Nobel Prize 2014 in Chemistry for Stefan Hell

The physicist Stefan Hell, who is associated with the Volkswagen Foundation since 2001, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He shares the prize with Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner.

News Sep. 19, 2014

Strong Response to "Experiment!" Funding Initiative

630 applications have been submitted in the second round of calls. From the many outstanding proposals, the Foundation selected 19 exceptionally innovative projects in the areas of the natural and life sciences and engineering.

News Sep. 01, 2014

Four new members appointed to the Board of Trustees

On September 1, four new members were appointed to the 14-member Board of Trustees of the Volkswagen Foundation.

Dennis L. Meadows at the podium.
Event report Nov. 28, 2012

Herrenhausen Symposium "Already Beyond? – 40 Years Limits to Growth"

40 years ago, the Volkswagen Foundation funded the study "Limits to Growth". To celebrate this anniversary, 150 scientists, including Dennis Meadows, one of the authors of the study, met on November 28 and 29, 2012, in Herrenhausen to discuss current and future problems of globalization.