Zeppelin University gGmbH is in the hands of a private responsible body, namely the „Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Bildung und Wissenschaft mbH“ („Association for the Promotion of Education and Science“). The partners of this association include, among others, the two founding companies of the Zeppelin Foundation, namely Zeppelin GmbH and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, as well as Max Weishaupt GmbH. They have guaranteed for the overall financing in writing towards the Ministry of Science and the Arts in Baden-Württemberg. Thus, the partners have shown an unusual as well as impressive commitment, which can be considered unique in Germany.
Dipl. Ing. Siegfried Weishaupt, Managing Director http://www.weishaupt.de/
In addition to the structural financing Zeppelin University receives material support from numerous institutions – ranging from the founded chairs, via the development financing and subsidized interest rates to pre-finance tuition, to scholarships for students.
Stadt Friedrichshafen Josef Büchelmeier, Mayor of the urban district of Friedrichshafen Dieter Hornung, First mayor of the town of Friedrichshafen Margarita Kaufmann, Mayor of the town of Friedrichshafen Peter Hauswald, Mayor of the town of Friedrichshafen http://www.friedrichshafen.de/
The Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany, Essen (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft) http://www.stifterverband.de
In the first years of its foundation phase a university depends on a network of associates. We are happy to make this founding of the university successful with the support of our associates.
Our Associates in the Practical Application (in alphabetical order)
Group of Owner Managed and Family Entreprises, Regional Group Bodensee-Oberschwaben (Arbeitskreis Selbstständiger Unternehmer ASU) Udo J. Vetter, RG Chair Walter Frey, 2nd Chair http://www.asu.de/