Under its Statutes, the sole aim of the Foundation is to provide direct support for science and research at universities and research institutes primarily in Germany, with a special emphasis on junior researchers.

Amélie Thyssen and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

“It has always been our intention to place a nominal amount of DM 100 million in stock of Aug. Thyssen-Hütte AG in a “Fritz Thyssen Foundation”, which is to be independently administrated and whose earnings are to be used to the benefit of German universities and other schools of higher learning, research, science and for the support of junior researchers.”


(Amélie Thyssen in a letter to Konrad Adenauer dated 5 May 1960 on the purpose of the Foundation)