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There are plenty of people around the world with the courage to try something new and turn ideas for a better future into reality. Here you’ll hear from our project cooperation partners, network members, and participants in addition to experts in fields that motivate us and make a difference in society.

Background story | General | 1. October 2021
Thank you for nine years with Siemens Stiftung, Rolf Huber!
Rolf Huber stepped down as Managing Director at Siemens Stiftung on 30 September 2021. A tribute from our team and network partners.
Interview | Education | 13. September 2021
Welcome to Antarctica: with school closed, the world is a classroom
Even though Jessica Espinoza Fuentes' students have never met in person at school, they discover the world together on a digital research trip.
Interview | Education | 13. September 2021
Even the smallest collaboration creates great cohesion
Teaching in the Pandemic: Emma Janelle UC Artigas on digital platforms and the unwavering will to keep teaching.
Interview | Education | 13. September 2021
When creativity sparks curiosity even digitally
The pandemic turned María Vargas Fernández's life upside down: From one day to the next, kindergarten classes moved online.
Interview | Education | 13. September 2021
The joy of seeing children grow and succeed
Irene del Carmen Santos Cruz’s solution to the problem facing many of her students: the lack of a device to take part in the digital lessons during the pandemic.
Interview | Education | 13. September 2021
No internet, no cell reception: Teaching in a mobile classroom
Selene Esparza teaches the children of migrant workers in Mexico. How does distance learning work without internet access and cell phone reception?
Interview | Education | 1. July 2021
Better education opportunities around the globe with STEM
Four inspiring people who work with us around the world, share what moves and motivates them, and how they came to be involved in STEM education in their countries.
Background story | Education | 6. July 2020
Sustainable by design: pursuing the SDGs through Design Thinking
How can Design Thinking, a method for user-centric design and problem solving, enrich classroom lessons? Teachers and students from South Africa share their experiences.
Background story | Culture | 15. May 2020
“Journal Rappé:” Social criticism wrapped in hip-hop
Post-colonialism, environmental topics, and development in Africa – just some of the issues addressed in ten episodes of “Journal Rappé,” which will be presented at Munich Biennale 2020.
Background story | Head of Unit | 31. March 2020
Dr. Nathalie von Siemens: Thank you for 7 ½ years of working with the foundation
After 7 ½ years, Dr. Nathalie von Siemens is stepping down from her role as Managing Director at Siemens Stiftung. Colleagues reflect on their time together.
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