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Sponsors of the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen e.V.

In order for the university to be able to fulfill its tasks in education and research, it needs committed support from the business community, especially financial support. This is where the "Sponsors" see their core task.

The non-profit association "Förderer der Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society e.V." was founded on February 9, 1996 by representatives from business, administration and the university at the former Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences on the Rhine. According to its statutes, it pursues the non-profit purpose of supporting the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society both ideally and materially in the fulfillment of its educational mission. The association thus represents an important link between practice and the university.

The association is a non-profit organization and can issue donation receipts.

The board is made up of the following people:

1st Chairwoman: Tatjana Kamrad, Head of Human Resources Development and Training Sparkasse Vorderpfalz
2nd Chairperson: Peter Johann, Managing Director of metropolitan area Rhine-Neckar (MRN) GmbH 
Treasurer: Dominik Heberling, Controller BASF
Thomas Bull, Deputy Board Member of Sparkasse Vorderpfalz
Dr. Antje Louis
Josef Stumpf
, Managing Director br business relations GmbH
Hans-Jürgen Rapp, BASF

Permanent guest: The President and the Alumni Office of the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society.

Further information to the board of the association

The tasks and activities of the association

In principle, the alumni association represents an important link between the university and industry and supports the university in fulfilling its educational mission. Alumni work serves to strengthen the strategic positioning of the university and the relationship between the university and the world of work.


  • Bachelor's degree programs

    Once a year, the sponsoring association awards a prize for the best practice-oriented Bachelor's thesis and the best Bachelor's graduate.

    Practice-oriented theses with a focus on business administration are eligible for the prize for the best Bachelor's thesis.

    In addition to the business orientation of the degree program, the best overall grade is also taken into account when awarding the prize to the best Bachelor's graduate. If the grade point averages are the same, the better grade in the Bachelor's thesis applies. If these grades are also equal, the higher practical relevance and the ability to implement the results of the Bachelor's thesis in a timely manner apply. The latter is assessed by a panel of experts. The prizes are endowed with 500 euros each .
  • Consecutive Master's degree programs

    Since 2011, a prize has been awarded for the best graduate for the consecutive Master's degree programs. From 2023, the best Master's thesis will also be awarded for the first time. The criteria are the same as for the Bachelor's degree. The aim of this funding is to provide students with a special incentive to perform and to contribute to increasing the attractiveness of the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society.

The emergency fund - help for foreign students

The emergency aid fund provides financial support for foreign students from non-EU countries who are in financial difficulties through no fault of their own. The aim is to ensure that they can continue their studies without delay and complete them successfully. Students must have successfully completed the first part of their studies and present a study plan which shows that they are working in a structured and degree-oriented manner. The funding generally covers a period of six months and can be extended for a further six months. The fund is financed exclusively by donations and is therefore dependent on broad support. The funds go 100 percent to the students.

Interested in the work of the Förderverein?

All who are interested in the continuous improvement of the contact between practice and university are cordially invited to become a member. Any natural or legal person can become a member.
A sponsoring membership for a private person costs 25 Euro per year and a sponsoring membership for a company costs 100 Euro per year. Besides there are the possibilities a sponsorship for 250 euro in the year to enter. Such privileged memberships come with many benefits such as guest auditorium and invitations to university events. Further information about membership in the sponsoring association.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Tatjana Kamrad

1st Chairwoman "Supporters of the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society e.V."
Head of Human Resources Development / Training Sparkasse Vorderpfalz
Ludwigstraße 52
67059 Ludwigshafen am Rhein

 +49 (0)621/5992-9320