Learning and research with our prestigious partners

In order that the ISA program is funded and can be adapted to suit the requirements of the respective scholarship holders, it works in collaboration with selected educational establishments, institutions, and companies

Studies at the Leuphana are as diverse as science itself. The Leuphana sees itself as an open university for freedom and responsibility. Its development is oriented to the ideas of humanism, the challenge of sustainability, and its practical relevance. Research and teaching focus on the central issues of society: Educational research and teacher training, management and entrepreneurial action, cultural studies, and sustainability research are the four priorities and are also the faculties at the Leuphana. www.leuphana.de

The development of sustainable solutions for society’s challenges both present and future: This is the goal of HAW Hamburg, North Germany’s leading the University of Applied Science, in terms of reflective practice. At the forefront is the excellent quality of the study courses. At the same time, HAW Hamburg continues to define its profile as a university of applied scientific research. People from more than 100 nations work together to actively shape HAW Hamburg. Its strength lies in its diversity. www.haw-hamburg.de

The African Conservation Foundation works to protect Africa’s endangered wildlife and their habitats by tackling the root causes of biodiversity loss. ACF is focusing on partnering with and building the capacity of grassroots conservation efforts in the region. Their overall mission is to change the approach of the management and utilization of natural resources to one in which the needs of human development in the region are reconciled with biodiversity conservation. www.africanconservation.org

The Michael Succow Foundation works in the area of nature conservation and supporting protected areas with a focus on Post-Soviet countries with 20 years of experience. The operational foundation is engaged on the national and international level in the development and protection of national parks and biosphere reserves in the transformational countries of the former Eastern bloc. The foundation works in close cooperation with the Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology of the University in Greifswald. www.succow-stiftung.de

Global Impact Alliance is a Berlin-based organisation that contributes to reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals by supporting impact entrepreneurs worldwide with training, advice, and access to funding, by working with impact investors, and by steering the conversation through impact round tables and impact salons. www.global-impact-alliance.org

The Innovations Kontakt Stelle (IKS) Hamburg (Innovation Contact Service Hamburg) is a consulting service for advice seekers and collaboration interested in Hamburg’s private enterprises and science community to enable knowledge and technology transfer.
The IKS is a joint effort of Hamburg’s Chamber of Commerce, Ministries of Economy and Science, and Hamburg’s universities as part of the Innovation Alliance Hamburg and is financed by the Chamber of Commerce and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. www.iks-hamburg.de

Aurubis – Metals for Progress

Aurubis AG is a leading global provider of non-ferrous metals and the largest copper recycler worldwide. The company processes complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest quality.

Its main area of expertise is the processing of concentrates and recycling raw materials with complex qualities. With its range of services, Aurubis is a forerunner in the industry. The group of companies is oriented toward growth, efficiency, and sustainability. The main components of the strategy are the expansion of the leading market position as an integrated copper producer, entering new markets in industries of the future, the highly efficient and optimal recovery of additional metals and by-products from complex raw materials, and practicing a responsible attitude when dealing with people, resources, and the environment.

Aurubis produces more than 1 million t of copper cathodes annually, and from them a variety of copper products such as wire rods, continuous cast shapes, rolled products, and strips, as well as speciality wire and profiles made of copper and copper alloys. Precious metals, selenium, lead, nickel, and a number of other products such as sulfuric acid and iron silicate also belong to the product portfolio.

Aurubis has about 6,700 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive service and distribution system in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Aurubis’ customers include companies in the semis industry; the electrical, electronics, and chemical industries; and suppliers of the renewable energies, construction, and automotive sectors.

Aurubis shares are part of the Prime Standard Segment of the German Stock Exchange and are listed in the MDAX and the Global Challenges Index (GCX).

Further information at www.aurubis.com