The projects we support
are our windows onto the world.

The projects we support
are our windows onto the world.

What We Support

Project Insights

The goal of our public relations work is to make our current activities and exemplary projects more visible. That’s why the people and initiatives that we support take center stage, both in our print publications and on our website. Lighthouse projects both large and small are given a special place.

Here, we provide short updates that reveal current happenings among our projects. In addition, we present in-depth reports and interviews that create a vivid picture of the initiatives that our foundation is privileged to enable and support.

To make this possible, our public relations team visits many of the projects together with the responsible project managers and gets to know the organizations and people on location.

We hope that these reports, in text and image, help to orient engaged individuals regarding possible support from the Software AG Foundation (SAGST) – and encourage them to tread new paths.

Zwei Studentinnen während der Vorlesung

Interpersonal encounters and a close integration of theory and practice are the highest priorities at Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences. That is why the bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education features small learning groups and a concentrated atmosphere, training around 45 men and women each year to become experts for the youngest members of our society. The focus of the degree program is the individual child and his or her holistic development.


Withdrawal, isolation and, in many places, also loneliness: the past 18 months have been overshadowed by the opposite of togetherness and participation due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this context, the initiative of Darmstadt’s cultural and event scene to draw attention to the topic of inclusion with a digital festival programme in May 2021 was all the more important.

Auszubildende an Flipchart und Tafel

As part of the “ForBild” project at the Dörthe Krause Institute in Herdecke, the training supervision assists prospective carers. They learn, in theory and practice, to assess various health issue scenarios occurring in the daily care routine, and to examine them individually – important skills in order to be able to confidently exercise this challenging profession.

Kind mit Tulpe im Einweg-Glas

Just in time for the start of the school year in mid-September, the new outdoor school in Ladenburg (Rhein-Neckar district in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany) welcomed its first pupils. The independently funded all-day primary school focuses on diversified learning in and with nature.


Germany is now home to two regular budget professorships for naturopathic medicine at the renowned Charité medical faculty in Berlin. After two funding periods each, the endowed professorships of Prof. Dr. med. Benno Brinkhaus and Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Michalsen, which have existed since 2010, have been made permanent as regular budget professorships.