How We Finance Ourselves

Who is making Cusanus Hochschule für Gesellschaftsgestaltung possible? In short, people and institutions from the middle of society are supporting us voluntarily and with conviction. Approximately 70% of our running costs are financed by donations and other forms of voluntary contributions. About 25% of our costs are covered by students who, through their tuition fees, help to make their own university possible. Only the remaining 5% are currently financed by Federal and State educational subsidies and thus by the taxpayer.

Can a university really be independent if it is existentially reliant on private money? For us the answer is: yes! Because together with our sponsors, we are putting into practice what we stand for in teaching and research: a new form of economy in which money is not coupled with power, but allows people to create an opportunity for independent thought and responsible action in a context in which everyone can participate equally.

This has become possible, among other things, through our innovative legal construction as a genuine trust foundation, which is essentially self-owned, our strong academic self-administration and – by no means least – through our close cooperation with our many sponsors. As a result, we not only research future new economies, but live them already in the present.

Become part of our initiative

To this end, we have launched the initiative THE ECONOMY OF TOMORROW, with which we are building a strong network for future-fit economic education. Please feel free to contact us and become a sponsor (see below)! We also invite you to have a look at the initiatives’ Website (so far only in German).

How to contact us

Prof. Dr. Silja Graupe, Vice President of Cusanus Hochschule is responsible for the area of “University Sponsorship and Partnerships”.

Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Prof. Dr. Silja Graupe
Head of “University Sponsorship and Partnerships”
E-mail: [Zur Darstellung dieser E-Mail-Adresse aktivieren Sie bitte Javascript (Spamschutz)]

Our sponsorship and fundraising department is supported and accompanied by the “Advisory Board Institutional Development”, whose members act as social ambassadors as they advise us internally on the development of our financial concept. Its members are Dr. Peter Heller (also member of the Advisory Board), Stefan R. Haake and Ferenc von Kacsóh.