Institute of the Weltethos Foundation
at the University of Tübingen

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Karl Schlecht Foundation “Science Foundation of the Year 2023

Just last October, we heard some very happy news from the Karl Schlecht Foundation. The founder, who is over 90 years old, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Zeppelin University because of his scientific and entrepreneurial commitment. Now 2023 begins with another highlight: the German University Foundation (DUS) and the Deutsche Stifterverband have awarded the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG) the prize for the Science Foundation of the Year 2023. It is endowed with 10,000 euros and will be awarded at the “Gala of German Science” on April 3, 2023 in Berlin. The Global Ethic Institute, which owes its existence, among other things, to the generous support of the Karl Schlecht Foundation, is pleased to receive this exceptionally valuable award!

Excerpt from the press release of the German Information Service for Science:

“Karl Schlecht is a successful inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who shares his business success with society. From his wealth of personal experience, he knows that good leadership is based on an ethical foundation of values beyond sound technical knowledge. For this reason, he has been as passionate as he has been energetic for 25 years in his commitment to penetrating and linking economic, ethical and social issues in research and teaching,” reads the award citation from DUS and the Stifterverband. “For Karl Schlecht, scientific work means getting to the bottom of things. With the foundation of the same name, he creates important conditions for this. The Karl Schlecht Foundation enables universities to open up new areas of knowledge and, building on this, to expand their range of studies in an application-oriented way. It does a lot of good and achieves remarkable things in the promotion of education and science. Thanks to its exemplary commitment, it sets standards that other foundations and donors can follow.