Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI Rationale



In the field of scientific education, the Ernst Schering Foundation works primarily operational. In exceptional circumstances the foundation funds also third party projects that contribute in a special way to bring children and young people closer to science and research. Therefore, please consider our information for an application. Below you will learn more about our funded projects in this field.

UniStem Day – European Stem Cell Day

16.02.2016, Berlin | On March 11, 2016, the UniStem Day, a European-wide action day for high school students, will take place in Berlin-Buch. Through lectures, interactive experiments, guided lab tours as well as a host of other events, scientists will shed light on stem cell research. Topics include basic research and its fields of application as well as ethical reflections and professional perspectives. As standard school curriculums rarely include stem cell research, the UniStem Day aims to get students interested in, and teach them about, the current state and potential of stem cell research.

UniStem Day 2016



4th Scharfenberg Lecture with Martin Mosebach

03.11.2015, Berlin | On November 17, 2015, the boarding school Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg in Berlin-Tegel will host, with support from the Ernst Schering Foundation, the 4th Scharfenberg Lecture for students 11th grade and above (Sekundarstufe II). This year’s lecture will be given by writer Martin Mosebach. He will talk with the students about his novel “Was davor geschah” (What Was Before).




Science Meets School: 2nd Scharfenberg Lecture with Sibylle Lewitscharoff

30.04.2015, Berlin | On May 20, 2015, the boarding school Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg in Berlin-Tegel will host, with support from the Ernst Schering Foundation, the 2nd Scharfenberg Lecture for students 11th grade and above (Sekundarstufe II). This year’s lecture will be given by writer Sibylle Lewitscharoff. She will read from her novel “Blumenberg” (Berlin, 2011) and talk with the students about “forms of knowledge from up close and a distance.”




Tino Mukolino – A Book for Children with Cystic Fibrosis

30.07.2014, Berlin | Born with cystic fibrosis, the eight-year-old Tino has learned to live with the disease from an early age. The book “Tino Mukolino,” to be published in August 2014, introduces both young and older readers to the boy’s daily routine, family and school life, to his friends and the strict choirmaster Piepenström. When Tino gets to know the kiosk owners Mr. and Mrs. Löffelberger, they help him make a big dream come true.

Illustration: Markus Grolik



Interdisciplinary Summer School on Learning, Emotions, and Music

25.06.2013, Berlin/Rheinsberg | What do you learn through music? This question will be examined by experts and young scientists from three entirely different disciplines during the Summer School on “Learning – Emotions – Music” held by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin on July 1–5, 2013. The interdisciplinary exchange among the fields of historical research on music and emotions, psychology, the neurosciences, and conceptional and practical music education is organized with support from, among others, the Ernst Schering Foundation. The summer school will take place at the Haus Rheinsberg Hotel am See, not far from Berlin.

Summer School



Wissenschaft trifft Schule

Einblick in die aktuelle Spitzenforschung gewährte ein Vortrag von PD Dr. Sylvia Mechsner Schülerinnen des Humboldt-Gymnasiums in Berlin-Tegel zum Thema Endometriose. Mechsner wurde 2012 für ihre herausragenden Arbeiten auf dem Gebiet der Pathogenese der Endometriose mit dem Friedmund Neumann Preis der Schering Stiftung ausgezeichnet. Die Stiftung initiierte den Schülervortrag, da es ihr ein wichtiges Anliegen ist, Jugendliche für Naturwissenschaften zu begeistern. Der Vortrag am 24. Januar sollte den Schülerinnen über die Vorstellung des Krankheitsbildes hinaus einen Einblick in den universitären Alltag und Orientierung für ihre Studienwahl geben.

Sylvia Mechsner



Eddie Flitzefuß in the Hospital

27.04.2012, Berlin | Nobody likes to stay in the hospital. Especially not children who often don’t even understand why they have to remain in the hospital and what happens to them there. The doctors and nurses are strangers, the medical examination equipment often seems scary, and, after all, nothing beats being at home with one’s family.
With that in mind, Milly Orthen and Ursula Meisinger, the photographers of the Children’s Hospital in Munich-Schwabing, have designed a children’s book with the goal of helping children be more relaxed during their hospital stay and taking away their fear of medical examination equipment and therapies. The book will be published on May 3, 2012.




Science Meets School

How does one become a scientist and what does a scientist do? What topics do scientists deal with and what happens with their research? These and other issues will be addressed by Dr. Anna-Barbara Stittrich from the German Rheumatism Research Center in Berlin (DRFZ) during a discussion with students at the Humboldt-Gymnasium in Berlin-Tegel on March 12, 2012. For her research in the field of immunology/rheumatology, Stittrich was awarded the DRFZ’s 2011 Avrion-Mitchison Prize, which is sponsored by the Ernst Schering Foundation.




Science in Verbs

19.08.2010, Berlin | This year Berlin celebrates its sciences: the 200th anniversary of Humboldt University, the 300th anniversary of the Charité, the 300th anniversary of the opening and first statute of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities – and next year, the 100th anniversaries of both the Max Planck Society (formerly Kaiser Wilhelm Society) as well as the 350th anniversary of the Berlin State Library. The exhibition “WeltWissen – 300 Jahre Wissenschaften in Berlin” (World Knowledge – 300 Years of Sciences in Berlin), on view at the Martin-Gropius-Bau from September 24, 2010, until January 9, 2010, marks the highlight of the Berlin Year of Science. Through its broad program offerings, it invites school classes to get to know the sciences. This program includes “Wissenschaft in Verben” (Science in Verbs), a series of events at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, which is made possible by the Ernst Schering Foundation. Wissenschaft in Verben



Hans Herloff Inhoffen Prize

The Hans Herloff Inhoffen prize honors young scientists in the field of chemistry and the teaching of chemistry who render a particular service to teacher training or the practical teaching of chemistry in schools, universities and other educational institutions. The award is named for Hans Herloff Inhoffen (1906-1992), head of the main laboratory of Schering AG and professor of organic chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig, who took a particular interest in supporting talented young scientists.




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