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Promotion of education

Promotion of education

thyssenkrupp sees education as an essential key to social progress and prosperity. Our aim is therefore to steadily improve the availability and quality of education. With our extensive projects we facilitate access to education, improve the general education infrastructure, and promote the opportunities for advancement of talented young people.

Erich Walter Heine School (Brazil)

Erich Walter Heine School (Brazil)

Modern learning and sustainability: The Colégio Estadual Erich Walter Heine in Santa Cruz (Brazil) is not only an integrated center of learning which is also aimed at male and female pupils with disabilities. With its own recycling center, the economical use of water and electricity, and large-scale planting, it is also an outstanding example of sustainable construction. The school is a joint project between thyssenkrupp, the Ministry of Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and the Rio de Janeiro city council. The high school is the first public secondary school in the municipality. The educational institution is also characterized by state-of-the-art learning concepts, classrooms, and sports facilities. A total of 500 male and female pupils can be taught here and obtain a polytechnic degree.

School projects in Haiti

School projects in Haiti

thyssenkrupp combines education and disaster relief in Haiti. In one of the poorest countries on earth, the living conditions have deteriorated dramatically after the devastating earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Furthermore, 80 per cent of all school buildings were destroyed, which is why many children are cut off from their education. thyssenkrupp has therefore subsidized the reconstruction of Collège Verena in Port-au-Prince as well as the construction of a total of five new mountain schools in the remote mountainous region of Carrefour. These projects of our partner organization Kindernothilfe e.V. provide more than 2,000 children with support and education. The corresponding financial assistance was collected in a fundraising campaign by thyssenkrupp and its employees.

University cooperation projects

University cooperation projects

We promote educational facilities and the training of young people worldwide. This includes, for example, the maintenance of partnerships with numerous international educational institutions. We also support university chairs, support programmes and scholarships for the next generation of young scientists, as well as a wide range of teaching assignments for our employees.

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