Actively
promoting
academic
research
and teaching
Industrie-Club Düsseldorf

We play an active part in framing intellectual debate and promoting scientific research

Actively promoting academic research and teaching is one of our priorities. The Industrie-Club's Science Award is dedicated to young scientists conducting research in North-Rhine Westphalia. Our Seneca Medal honours internationally significant scientific achievements in the field of research into ageing.

The Industrie-Club also grants scholarships in cooperation with the Heinrich Heine University and the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf.

Cultural and social affairs are a further focus of our support.

 

 

Science award

Since 1998, the Club has sponsored the Industrie-Club Science Award in conjunction with the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, which provides scientific expertise. The award addresses different specialist areas each year and is dedicated to promoting innovative scientific research that merits application in industrial manufacturing or in the optimisation of manufacturing processes. It is targeted at young scientists (below 35 years of age) in North Rhine-Westphalia and is worth EUR 20,000.

Awardee:

1998
Dr. Heinz Ahn

Special award
Kerstin Krey

1999
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Oliver Müller

2000
Monika Bäumle

Norbert Beyer

2001
Dr. Oliver Gräßel

2002
Dr. Maria Wartenberg
Dr. Matthias Rarey

2003
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gereon R. Fink

Dr. Joachim Groß

2004
Dr. Henry Bosch

Dr. Tobias Repmann

2005
PD Dr. Harald Quick

2006
Dr. Edgar Willenborg

2007
Dr.-Ing. Christian Stammen

2008
Dr. Wojciech Welnic

2009
Dr. rer. nat. Axel Jacobi von Wangelin

2010
Dr. Verena Keitel

2011
Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Saße

2012
J.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Swantje Bargmann

2013
Dr. Manuel Alcarazo Velasco

2014
Dr. Susanne Höing

2015
Dr. Marc-Alexander Aßmann

2017
Dr. Tobias Beck

2018
Dr. med. Markus Rinschen
 

SENECA Medal

In 2008, the Club endowed a second award of EUR 20,000, the Industrie-Club Seneca Medal for Research into Ageing. This award honours research work worldwide that generates significant new insights into the molecular, epidemiological and social mechanisms of ageing.

Awardee:

2008
Prof. Dr. Jan H.J.Hoeijmakers

2009
Prof. Dr. James W. Vaupel

2010
Prof. Dr. Pekka Puska

2011
Prof. Dr. George M. Martin MD

2013
Prof. Dr. med. Agnes Flöel

2015
Prof. Dr. Karl Lenhard Rudolph

2017
Prof. Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger

 

 

Scholarship

The Industrie-Club has contributed to the scholarship programme of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia since it was set up by the state government in October 2009. The scholarship programme was renamed Deutschlandstipendium (Germany Scholarship) in 2011.

Under the Deutschlandstipendium, the Industrie-Club awards scholarships to 25 exceptionally talented students from the Heinrich Heine University and the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. The scholarship holders not only enjoy financial support but also benefit from being closely involved in Club affairs. For example, they receive invitations to selected events and thus have the opportunity to experience outstanding speakers debating current social and political topics.