Science & Research
The most important specialist field among the projects sponsored in the area of science and research is that of forest sciences. At present, more than 80 projects are being supported across the world – from Greenland to China. An important partner is the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg where, thanks to the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation, there is an endowed professorship of forest history. “In this area we not only look back, but also address very topical subjects”, explains Robert Mayr. For example, the exceptional research work of young scientists is recognized by the biennial German Forest Science Prize. New in the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation’s portfolio is the endowed professorship of intelligent networks at the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering (INATECH) at Freiburg University.