Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG)

History and Milestones


  • Support for Hans Küng’s Global Ethic project begins, with funding for the Global Ethic Foundation and its annual Weltethos lectures 


  • Endowment of Chair for Entrepreneurship at Höhenheim University


  • Endowment of Chair for Wind Energy at the University of Stuttgart 


  • 10-year funding of Institute for Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing begins   
  • Founding and funding of the Leadership Excellence Institute at Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen 


  • Funding begins for aed neuland young designers' competition
  • Start of funding for the Wittenberg Centre for Global Ethics 
  • Funding begins for Kulturpiloten, Berlin  


  • Start of funding for KunstCamps 
  • Start of funding for the Munich School of Philosophy
  • Funding for the „Weichenstellung“ pupil mentoring programme begins, in collaboration with the ZEIT Foundation 
  • Funding for „Manage and More” at UnternehmerTUM in Munich begins
  • Establishment of the Erich Fromm Institute in Tübingen, funded by KSG. 


  • KSG initiates the establishment of and begins funding the China Centre at the University of Tübingen 
  •  Founding and start of funding for HEED at Pforzheim University of the Applied Sciences
  • Funding of the Erich Fromm Study Center at IPU Berlin 
  • Funding for the Energy Centre at Reutlingen University begins 


  • Funding begins for Social Impact Lab, Stuttgart  
  • Funding for Bronnbacher Stipendium begins. 


  • Funding for Leadership through Engagement in Baden-Württemberg begins  
  • Start of funding for the Children’s Orchestra at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin 


  • Development and funding of DISCOVER – leadership training through the arts 


  • Funding for gegenwART in collaboration with Stuttgart Museum of Art 


  • Leadership Talent Academy (LTA) launched at UnternehmerTUM, Munich    


  • Launch of Entrepreneuship Talent Academy (ETA) in collaboration with the German Economic Foundation 


  • Funding begins for the Bucerius Summer School in collaboration with the Zeit Foundation 
  • Awarded Research Foundation of the Year 2023 by the German University Foundation and the Stifterverband. 



Foundation established 


Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen founded with our support 


Funding for the pilot project, "Kulturschule," Baden-Württemberg  


Funding of a new building for the Filderstadt Music School, FILUM


Launch of Leadership Talent Academy (LTA) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 


Our 25th anniversary

Juni 2024
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