Partnerships and sponsorships


The university can increasingly become an intellectual home - for a lifetime. A requirement in a short-lived time for this is to build long-term partnerships.

University ZF Campus | Picture: ZU/Maximilian Klein

Zeppelin University (ZU) partnerships can actively accompany the university in the coming years on its way to becoming a vibrant place of excellence and responsibility for individuals and society.

As a foundation university, ZU is supported by the ZU Foundation and finances itself exclusively through donations and sponsoring, through tuition fees as well as competitively awarded third-party research funds and from income through academic services.

So far, numerous supporters have contributed to the development and expansion of ZU with donations and sponsorships.

All funding opportunities at a glance

The following funding formats are available to prospective donors and existing partners at ZU.  The infomation is currently shown in German language

Research and teaching

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


Room sponsorship

Designation and use of spaces and rooms

Sponsor board

Overview of donors | partnerships


During the semester break from June to August, but depending on availability also during the other months, we are happy to make our extraordinary premises available for meetings, seminars and congresses. Use our unique ambience for your event!

Learn more about university locations, catering and room rentals.

Rent premises 

The information is provided in German language


Zeppelin University is particularly committed to promoting talent. In addition to the ZUtaten career days, practical coaching and TalentPartnerships, other options are available for collaboration in the search for talent.

Learn about the talent search and recruiting opportunities at Zeppelin University.

Discover talents

Executive Education

Executive Education at Zeppelin University bundles the study programs for professionals and the focus is always on effectiveness through continuing education - i.e. impact education: personnel and corporate development are interlinked through real projects from one's own organization.

Learn about the education opportunities from our Executive Education division.

To the study programs


At Zeppelin University, Impulsmanufaktur offers scientifically supported consulting & projects for a wide variety of target groups and with very individual composition of the project teams.

Each project team draws on the interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge and practical project experience and resources of the university.

Learn more about Impulsmanufaktur and their consulting projects.


The information is provided in German language

Zeppelin UniversitätsGesellschaft

As a non-profit association, ZUG serves the purpose of supporting the scientific and cultural activities of the university and fostering relations between Zeppelin University (ZU) and its regional environment.

Learn more information about ZUG and the annual ZUG fundraising dinner.

Zeppelin UniversitätsGesellschaft (ZUG)

The information is provided in German language

Free donation

Visionaries need your support. With your free donation, you become part of ZU while investing in the educational community and the future of the Lake Constance region. Zeppelin University will use your donation where it is most needed. This can be, for example, the creation of a scholarship or the equipment of a chair.

Flexible use of the donation is guaranteed at all times. Your donation is tax deductible. We will be happy to provide you with a donation receipt.

Bank details for grants & donations

Our bank details for your support:

Zeppelin Universität gemeinnützige GmbH
Bank: Sparkasse Bodensee
IBAN: DE79 6905 0001 0023 6085 08

Please note your name and address on the bank transfer or send us an e-mail.

Zeppelin University Sponsor Board

Every donor and partner is part of ZU's success story. Here you will find an overview of all current donors and partners.

Overview donors| partnerships

ZU | Founders
ZF Friedrichshafen AG | Zeppelin GmbH | Zeppelin Stiftung | Karl Schlecht Gemeinnützige Stiftung | Siegfried Weishaupt

ZU | Premium Partnerships
AIRBUS Group | AUDI AG | Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG | Stadt Friedrichshafen

ZU | Senior Partnerships
HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft | KPMG AG | Landratsamt Bodenseekreis | Otto Group | Siemens Stiftung | Stiftung Mercator GmbH | Stiftung Würth

ZU | Partnerships
ALTANA AG | Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall AG | Caritasverband der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart | DAMUS-DONATA e.V. | Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband e.V. | elobau GmbH & Co. KG | EQUA gemeinnützige Stiftung | Gips-Schüle-Stiftung | Grieshaber Logistik AG | Henkel AG & Co. KGaA | Volker und Roswitha Heuer | Hymer GmbH & Co. KG | Münster Stegmaier Rombach Family Office GmbH | Peri GmbH | Ramboll Foundation | IHK Bodensee – Oberschwaben | IHK Schwaben Augsburg | IHK Ulm | Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH | Ilse Lang | Schindler Parent GmbH | Stiftung Familienunternehmen | Udo J. Vetter | Wüstenrot Stiftung | Zeppelin UniversitätsGesellschaft e.V.

ZU | Funding
BMW Group | Börlind GmbH | Columbus Holding AG | DAAD e.V. | Decode Marketingberatung GmbH | Dr. Rainer Wild-Stiftung | elobau GmbH & Co. KG | Fränkel Stiftung | Frankfurter Bankgesellschaft AG | Hewlett-Packard GmbH | Joachim Graf von Arnim | Meckatzer Löwenbräu Benedikt Weiß KG | Merck Finck Stiftung | Roland-Berger-Stiftung | Seeberger Familien KG | Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG | Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co.KG | Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland gGmbH | Werner und Elfi Spaeth-Stiftung | Winterhalter Gastronom GmbH

ZU | Freundeskreis
ALLIANZ SE | BASF SE | Bechtle GmbH & Co. KG | Cicero Magazin für politische Kultur | FAZIT-STIFTUNG | Andreas Gessler | Google Switzerland GmbH | Hüni GmbH & Co. KG | IBB Internationales Bankhaus Bodensee AG | METRO Group | Stadtwerk am See | OSRAM AG | Ravensburger AG | Robert Bosch GmbH | Robert Gessler GmbH & Co. KG | SAP SE | Schwäbischer Verlag GmbH & Co. KG | Sodexo Services GmbH | Sparkasse Bodensee | Staatsanzeiger für Baden-Württemberg GmbH | Stiftung Vogthaus | Rudolf Ulmer | Victor AG | Werner und Erika Messmer-Stiftung | Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung | Zeppelin Rental GmbH & Co. KG

ZU | Donor Deutschlandstipendium
Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG | Brigitte Drewing | Dr Christian Titus Klaiber | Hermann Hahn | Joachim Graf von Arnim | LAYER Grosshandel GmbH & Co. KG | Merck Finck Stiftung | Stiftung der Volksbank Friedrichshafen-Tettnang | Vielfaltsprojekte GmbH | Zeppelin Universität Club der Alumni – ZUCA | Zeppelin UniversitätsGesellschaft e.V.

Would you like more information about our funding opportunities or do you have any questions? Then contact our Strategic Partnerships team.


Solich, Barbara Wanda
Solich, Barbara Wanda
Head of Strategic Partnerships & Alumni
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1141
Room:FAB | 1.71
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