Stuttgart, 6 July 2016 – Axivion, the Stuttgart-based provider of comprehensive solutions for fighting software erosion, is supporting the next academic generation: The company is one of more than 40 sponsors, which include companies, foundations and private individuals and are committed to supporting the University of Stuttgart by means of the Deutschlandstipendium 2016.
At a recent ceremony at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart, Axivion’s managing director Thomas Eisenbarth received a certificate from Wolfram Ressel, chancellor of the University of Stuttgart, in recognition of the company’s contribution. On this occasion, Thomas Eisenbarth also met Axivion’s “protégeé”, Sameer Siraj, who is a student enrolled on the Computer Science Master’s programme, and is now able to focus more on his studies thanks to Axivion’s support.
“Axivion itself was a spin-off created by students from the University of Stuttgart,” said Thomas Eisenbarth. “We therefore know how important it is for students to have a certain amount of financial freedom and make contacts within the industry. And this is exactly what we hope to give the next generation by means of the Deutschlandstipendium.”
The Deutschlandstipendium supports young people who shine academically and in areas known as “soft factors”, such as extracurricular activities, or for overcoming special social, family or health-related obstacles. As part of this bursary, about 240 students from the University of Stuttgart received a monthly grant of 300 euros between the 2016 summer semester and 2016/17 winter semester. In addition to this financial support, the students also gain an insight into the industries and working lives of the companies involved in the programme.