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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.

Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

Endowed professorship in agricultural engineering "first-class staff"

Osnabrück, September 2022.Prof Dr Mario Theers took over the endowed professorship "Autonomous, Collaborative Agricultural and Sensor Systems" at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences on 1 September. The physicist with a doctorate and expert in automated driving is looking forward to "the exchange with students and an excellent environment for exciting research projects". The call for applications was made possible thanks to the joint initiative and financial support of five regional foundations.

Experience report

Exchange student Fynn Lammers reports

Newport (GB), June 2022. In the cooperation between Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and Harper Adams University in England, students deal with the topic of autonomy. The renowned lighthouse project Hands Free Hectare (www.handsfreehectare.com) in Edgmond offers ideal conditions for a wide range of issues. International student exchange is also a priority here.

"Hands on Technik" Competition 2022

Pupils demonstrate technical skills

Molbergen, June 2022. Shortly before the summer holidays, pupils from four schools in northern Germany were able to show what they are capable of in terms of (driving) technology. The skill of the eight teams was required to ensure that the remote-controlled tractors functioned flawlessly and were able to master the tasks set.


The CLAAS Foundation enables agricultural experience at school

Harsewinkel, June 2022. Many schools have an outdoor 'green' classroom, but in the least they actually teach active gardening. The CLAAS Foundation would like to change this in cooperation with the 'GemüseAckerdemie' and enables pupils of the grammar school in Harsewinkel to gain practical experience in growing vegetables.


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.

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Field Robot Event 2022

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?

Special recognition

Dr. Hermann Garbers awarded with the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon

Marxen, November 2021. On his 70th birthday, Dr. Hermann Garbers, a member of the Executive Board of CLAAS KGaA mbH until 2014, was awarded the Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in Marxen near Hamburg.

Calendar of events

» Application deadline Helmut Claas Scholarship: June 2022

» 01.07.2024: Application deadline Agricultural Technology Excellence Doctoral Thesis Prize

» October 2023: Awards Ceremony Helmut Claas-Scholarship

» 15. November 2022 Day of Agricultural Engineering

» June 2023: Field Robot Event