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HHU’s Endowment Portfolio

At HHU, we strive for excellent achievements in research and the outstanding, scientifically solid education of our students. There are myriad ways to get involved at the HHU citizens’ university. Setting up a dependent foundation or donating to the HHU University Foundation translates into a long-term investment in the future of science and the promotion of early-career researchers.

Donating to HHU creates a win-win situation: you make sure your foundation’s mission continues to work in your spirit long after you’re gone. The university generates freely disposable funds to be able to quickly and flexibly respond to new challenges in science, research and teaching. Various legal forms enable you to turn your ideas into reality and to secure your idea’s future viability:

  • You increase the endowment capital by making an endowment contribution.
  • You can define the funding objective by setting up an endowment fund. The endowment fund bears your preferred name.
  • By participating in the HHU University Foundation, you’re investing in important scientific projects of the future. HHU University Foundation is acknowledged as a non-profit organisation.
  •  In a testation for the benefit of HHU, you can precisely determine how your assets should be used.

1. Endowment contribution

  • Recommended up to €100,000
  • No administration costs
  • Funding of research or teaching
  • Considerable tax advantages
  • Long-term and sustainable
  • For example, small estates, anniversaries

2. Donations to the endowment fund

  • Recommended starting from €100,000
  • Low administration costs
  • Funds bear your preferred name
  • Considerable tax advantages
  • Long-term and sustainable
  • Own appropriation of funds to support research or teaching
  • Purpose-specific appropriation of the HHU University Foundation (funding of research or teaching
  • Considerable tax advantages
  • Long-term and sustainable
  • For example, larger estates, special purposes (fields of research, prizes, honours)

3. Own foundation at HHU

  • Recommended starting from €500,000
  • Dependent foundation at HHU
  • Low administration costs
  • Agreement on subsequent merger into the HHU University Foundation possible
  • For example, after 10, 20 years or after passing away
  • Sustainable funding far beyond your lifetime
  • For example, by setting core scientific priorities or strengthening a university profile sector
  • In each individual case, HHU offers customised solutions based on non-binding, comprehensive and open-ended consultation

 

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