January - March
Wiedeking: “Education is the strongest profit-yielding form of investment”Winners of the Ferry
Porsche Award honored at the Weissach Development Center
Stuttgart/Weissach. 240 Ferry
Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking, Chairman of the Board of Directors at
neers in research and development is very high - even in these economi-
cally trying times. “Scientists and engineers have always been in high demand in the labor market - regardless of whether the economy is in a boom or bust cycle.” The
ledge, and professional qualifications are the most effective means of surviving a crisis, ensuring a secure future and yielding the best returns on your investment,” said Wiedeking.
The Baden-Württemberg Minister of Culture Helmut Rau underscored the importance of natural sciences and technology for the competitiveness of German companies. “The current economic situation requires us to focus on past strengths and to do everything to achieve an excellent position precisely in these fields in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and Europe.” The support of the so-called MINT disciplines, which stands for Mathematics, Information Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Technology, is an essential requirement for increasing student numbers in the natural sciences and engineering disciplines. The Ferry
gratulated this year's award winners personally. In his speech, he recalled the founding of the Stuttgart design office in 1931 by his grandfather, Ferdinand
In 1948, his father Ferry
The high point of the celebration in Weissach was the lottery for eight scholarships for internships overseas. The lucky winners are: Johannes Bette (Georg-Büchner-Gymnasium, Rheinfelden); Fabian Hellgardt (Hölderlin-Gymnasium, Lauffen am Neckar); Sebastian Illner (Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium, Waldkirch); Nicolas Lachenmaier (Störck-Gymnasium, Bad Saulgau); Andreas Messner (Gymnasium Trossingen, Trossingen); Andreas Mühlbacher (Max-Planck-Gymnasium, Heidenheim); Benjamin Thaut (Gewerbliche Schule, Schwäbisch Gmünd); Pavel Woltschek (Max-Eyth-Schule, Stuttgart).
They each have the opportunity to do a four-week internship at a