Scholarships, doctorates and endowed professorships

The Montan-Stiftung-Saar foundation provides adequate financial support to its
Saarland-based iron and steelworks – Saarstahl and Dillinger Hütte – as well
as to select research facilities.

Who is supported?
For one, employees who have been identified as especially worthy of support
due to outstanding performance. They are supported through a course of studies.
Another group that receives support is students who have attracted attention due
to outstanding performance. They receive financial support during their studies
so that they will subsequently be able to apply their special skills within the company.

Funds are made available for doctoral research to examine and solve scientific
problems that arise during everyday work in iron and steelworks.
In addition, Montan-Stiftung-Saar has established an endowed professorship for
energy management at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Saarbrücken,
to which Dr.-Ing. Christian Gierend has been appointed. Dr.Ing. Gierend is
regarded as a leading figure in the fields of thermal energy management,
energy system engineering and renewable energy engineering.

The University of Saarland’s widely recognized expertise in the subject areas of
materials science and materials engineering will soon be augmented with an
endowed professorship in metallurgy. The goal is to study how metallurgical
aspects interact with product properties in the production of steel.
A total of 1.65 million euros is being provided for this professorship.

To finance the support measures named above, Montan-Stiftung-Saar provides
an adequate budget in each case. Since 2003 the foundation has provided 1 million
euros for scholarships, 1.35 million euros for doctorates and 2.15 million euros
for the endowed professorships. In all, 4.5 million euros has been provided.