Initiatives for the Mainz region.
Due to Foundation's ties and its benefactors' commitment to their home region of Mainz, the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation is particularly supporting the life and natural sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (JGU). In 2009, it donated a total of 100 million euros to the University, thereby enabling it to establish the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) on its campus. In 2013, the Foundation decided to donate a further 50 million euros to assist the JGU in reorienting its Faculty of Biology. Both donations were intended to help create excellent conditions and prospects for basic research, thus enabling Mainz to establish itself as a competitive, excellent, and internationally recognized centre for the life sciences. At the same time, the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and the University of Mainz are thus fulfilling their social responsibility to continuously advance scientific and medical progress.
In the course of making its donations, the Foundation satisfies all legal and transparency-related obligations. In accordance with the provisions of the Transparency Act (Landestransparenzgesetz) of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Freedom of Information Act (Landesinformationsfreiheitsgesetz) – the former having replaced the latter on 1 January 2016 –, it reports the name of the third-party benefactor, the amount of the third-party donation, and the duration of the research projects being funded by the third party.
Institute of Molecular Biology: a true milestone.
The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) is an example of the funding activities of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation in which we at the Foundation take particular pride. Only five years after its inauguration in 2011, the IMB of the University of Mainz is today regarded as an internationally competitive institute for basic research in the life sciences.
International PhD Programme.
Supported by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, the International PhD Programme (IPP) in Mainz currently hosts over 100 doctoral students from 24 countries and is already considered among the top doctoral programmes in Germany. It aims to provide doctoral students with an excellent education, attract the world’s best young research scientists to Mainz and interconnect the life scientists of the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), the University, the University Medical Center, and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.