MAN sponsors "Deutschlandstipendium" scholarship program at Munich Technical University
The commercial vehicle and engineering group MAN is the main sponsor of the National Scholarship Program "Deutschlandstipendium“ at Munich’s Technical University. Sixty of the 261 scholarship holders have nominated MAN as their "ideal company" for the year 2014. The funding provided amounts to 300 euros a month for each scholarship, regardless of any other income received by the students or their parents. Half of this amount is taken over by MAN, the other half being contributed by the state. As a "Preferred Partner" of Munich Technical University, MAN has already sponsored more than 480 scholarships since 2007, conducted lecture series and arranged project work.
As a strong brand in the Volkswagen Group, MAN stands for ongoing development of products and services, whereby corporate responsibility for the environment, employees and society plays a key role. In order to achieve our corporate goals, contact and exchanges with young talents via universities – for instance by way of the National Scholarship Program – are of key significance.
Jochen Schumm, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Board Member responsible for employee relations at MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus AG, stresses the merits of the program: "It is important that we give dedicated young people both an opportunity to develop and a perspective, as well as furthering their academic and professional careers – irrespective of their upbringing and social background. We actively seek contact with students from the fields of mechanical engineering, automotive and electrical engineering and information technology, mechatronics and economics. We want to get to know them better and generate enthusiasm for our company and our areas of operation."
As a top employer, MAN does indeed have a lot to offer students - 250 years of engineering tradition focusing on the key technologies of transport and energy are a powerful argument. As in the case of inventing the diesel engine, MAN has repeatedly created landmarks in the industry, whether in the field of commercial vehicles, engines or power plants. MAN’s diesel engines transport some fifty percent of world trade.