Promoting future generations

The Haniel Foundation represents a value-centred entrepreneurship - by tradition and confidence. We promote talented future leaders, focussing on sustainable ideas and creative approaches for a social change.

Panel at the German American Conference 2015: Miriam Meckel and speakers
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German-American Exchange

The new generation of transatlantic relations

The historical basis for the friendship between Germany and America is very broad. However, the two countries will not be able to draw on this relationship forever. How the McCloy program is helping to shape the future of transatlantic relations.

six happy graduates
© Ian Johns
Scholarships in Germany

Recognizing and Nurturing Talent

Targeted talent development makes it possible for gifted young people to bring their bright ideas to life for the good of society. Nevertheless, many scholarship recipients still have to justify the kind of support they receive. The dedication shown by former recipients, however, proves that this support makes a lasting difference – far beyond the length of the study program and the individual recipients.

© Bernd Cramer
Willy Brandt School

An Erfurt success story

The Willy Brandt School of Public Policy – founded in 2002 as the Erfurt School of Public Policy and renamed in 2009 – was Germany’s first public institution to offer a two-year international post-graduate course of study in this subject. The English-language Master of Public Policy places students in a uniquely international and intercultural environment: in 2015, around 120 young people from more than 50 countries studied at the school.

McCloy Academic Scholarship Program

Doing relevant and useful things

Since 1983, the McCloy Scholarship has been offering outstanding students an opportunity to spend two years at Harvard. Susanna Krüger, Frank Müller, Friederike von Reden and Stefan Wisbauer all jumped at the chance. Four fellows from four different years talk about their experiences.