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A joyful reunion:

Claas-Stiftung alumni get-together to mark its 25th anniversary

Herzebrock, June 2024. To mark its 25th anniversary, the Claas Foundation invited former award winners to an alumni reunion. The guests from Germany, UK and Italy came together at the historic CLAAS machine depot in Herzebrock to meet up again, in some cases after many years.

Promoting young talents in agricultural engineering

Claas-Foundation celebrates its 25th birthday

Harsewinkel, May 2024: The Claas-Foundation was established in 1999 under the patronage of Helmut Claas. Today, on 28 May 2024, it is celebrating its 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, a 25-year-old plane tree was symbolically planted on the CLAAS site, symbolising the steady growth of the Claas-Foundation.

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Field Robot Event 2024

Are you a team of students? Do you wish to construct your own autonomous robot and participate in the international Field Robot Event? You need financial support to get the basic equipment for your robot?

Claas-Foundation invites teachers to Harsewinkel

The Claas-Foundation organises teacher training for robot programming

"How do I get the mBot to stop on the black line?" These and other questions were asked by teachers from various secondary schools, comprehensive schools, intermediate schools and grammar schools in the districts of Gütersloh and Warendorf.

Day of Agricultural Engineering

Claas-Foundation invites students to Harsewinkel

Harsewinkel, November 2023 - Following a long-standing tradition, Sylvia Looks, Member of the Executive Board of the Claas-Foundation, once again welcomed school pupils from the Höxter and Paderborn districts to the Agricultural Engineering Day at the Technoparc this year.

University twinning cooperation

International Summer School of UniLaSalle and University of Hohenheim

In September 2023, as part of the university twinning cooperation between the University of Hohenheim and UniLaSalle supported by the Claas-Foundation, a joint one-week "Summer School" took place in which French and German students could participate.

Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser presented scholarships and other prizes

Claas-Foundation honours young talents

Harsewinkel, October 2023. The Claas-Foundation recently honored outstanding theses from the fields of agricultural sciences and engineering. As has been the case for more than 20 years, the students received awards, which in value this year totalled over 30,000 euros.

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

Close collaboration since 10 years

Nitra/Slovakia. More than 10 years ago, Prof Vladimir Rataj from the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and Dr Hagen Adam, CLAAS KGaA mbH and graduate of Nitra, initiated the close collaboration of the University with the CLAAS Foundation. Thanks to their long-standing contacts, it was possible to sign an official cooperation agreement in 2010.

Students are "hot for technology"

Hands-On Technology Competition in Thuringia

Ebeleben. Shortly before the summer holidays, around 50 pupils from five schools in the region around Ebeleben, Thuringia, put their technical skills to the test. In the "Hands-On Technology" competition, HOT for short, the skills of a total of ten teams were in demand, who had to navigate the remote-controlled tractors flawlessly and as quickly as possible through the various courses.

"SFZ on Tour" 2023

Student Research Center Osnabrück visits CLAAS

Harsewinkel. 12 pupils from the Student Research Centre (SFZ) Osnabrück, who are studying 3D printing and robotics in courses, visited CLAAS in Harsewinkel in May together with some supervising teachers.

Exciting STEM project in the Osnabrück region

CLAAS Foundation as funder

Osnabrück. Strengthen the MINT education of pupils and build a bridge to the economy: this is the declared target of BBS Brinkstraße. Now, the vocational school is one step further on, sponsored by the Osnabrück district: MINT factories are now in operation at twelve general schools in the Osnabrück district and city.

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Day of Agricultural Engineering

CLAAS Foundation welcomed students at the Technoparc

Harsewinkel, November 2022. After a break of two years, Sylvia Looks, Executive Board Member of the CLAAS Foundation, was able to welcome students from the districts of Höxter and Paderborn to the Day of Agricultural Engineering in Harsewinkel again this year.

Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser presented the awards

CLAAS Foundation honours budding talents

Harsewinkel, October 2022. The CLAAS Foundation has again awarded its annual prizes for a total value of around €50,000 to students from agricultural and engineering faculties in recognition of their outstanding final theses.

The winners received their prizes at the CLAAS Greenhouse in Harsewinkel on 19 October. Students awarded the main prizes gave brief presentations to outline their work. Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser, Chair of the Board of Trustees since 2021, was delighted to welcome another batch of young professionals from seven European countries and Africa. “Talented youngsters from the areas of agriculture and engineering are vital to overcome the challenges we are currently facing and will continue to face going forward”, said Claas-Mühlhäuser.

288 pupils awarded for special achievements in the natural sciences

University of Paderborn awards Förderpreis der Wirtschaft for the 16th time

Osnabrück, September 2022. For the 16th time, the University of Paderborn has awarded the "Förderpreis der Wirtschaft": 288 pupils from the districts of Paderborn (202) and Höxter (86) were honoured for their scientific knowledge. For the first time after two years, the award ceremony took place on-site "We are very pleased to be able to welcome the prize winners in person again in our anniversary year," said Prof Dr Birgitt Riegraf, President of the University of Paderborn.


Agricultural Technology Excellence Doctoral Thesis Prize 2022

Support of one outstanding international doctoral candidate of agricultural mechanization to be awarded with the Agricultural Technology Excellence Doctoral Thesis Prize of the CLAAS Foundation.

Calendar of events

» 11. - 13.06.2024: Field Robot Event at Gut Brockhof in Erwitte/Lippstadt in Germany

» 24.06.2024: Application deadline Helmut Claas-Scholarship 

» 01.07.2024: Application deadline Agricultural Technology Excellence Doctoral Thesis Prize

» 9.10.2024: Awards Ceremony Helmut Claas-Scholarship

» 12.11.2024 Day of Agricultural Engineering