Information for sponsors & cooperation partners

As a private endowment university, ZU is supported by the ZU Foundation and finances itself exclusively through donations and sponsoring, tuition fees, competitively awarded third-party research grants, and also via income from academic services.

Academic Partnerships & Funding

Academic partnerships provide ZU with opportunities to make an academic contribution to companies, governmental institutions, and cultural organizations, and to develop solutions to meet specific societal challenges together with our cooperation and economic partners.

Start-up Center | PioneerPort of Zeppelin University
Start-up Center | PioneerPort of Zeppelin University

Among other things, funding can be used to establish academic chairs and junior professorships that focus on basic and applied research on a particular topic as well as the development of the corresponding educational opportunities for our students.


Brand, Lennart Dr

Head of Strategic Partnerships (temp.)

Phone +49 7541 6009-1144

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We present some of the cooperation and support opportunities in the subject area of research and teaching at ZU.

Institutes and centers

Support of an institute or center

Classic scholarship

Funding for a full scholarship for a ZU student.

Endowed chair or junior professorship

Assumption of the costs for a chair or junior professorship


Financial support for outstanding students


Involvement in the start-up and innovation center


Financing of a complete study place including overhead costs


Financing of a complete study place including overhead costs

Postdocs & PhD positions

Funding for a postdoctoral or doctoral position

Partnerships in the Field of Continuing Education, Consulting & Recruiting

Besides offering tailored further education programs for companies, Zeppelin University is particularly committed to promoting talent. In addition to the ZUtaten Career Days, we offer talent partnerships which facilitate a collaborative approach to discovering new talent.

TailorMade | Continuing education programs for companies
TailorMade | Continuing education programs for companies

Do you have a project that requires consulting with an academic focus – for project teams with unique compositions ranging from pure student research to various academic services? Our ideas factory will help you find the perfect inspiration for your project.

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The University as a Conference Venue | Events & Room Rental

In addition to research and teaching, we also make our university locations available for external meetings, conferences, seminars, and symposia.

Along with the lake view and unique atmosphere on campus, one other aspect is very important to us – that our university is, above all, also a place of hospitality and wellbeing in Friedrichshafen.

Graf von Soden Forum | Photo: ZU/David Shepherd
Graf von Soden Forum | Photo: ZU/David Shepherd

Besides event organization, our specialist services include implementing the specific technical requirements, providing the music, and booking the artist(s) and/or guest speakers. Various rooms of all sizes are available for your event both at the ZF campus and the SeeCampus.


Szabo, Viktoria-Maria

Head of Events

Phone: +49 7541 6009-2211

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If you have any questions, booking requests, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact our university events team.

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