The Association of Friends and Sponsors of the HWK supports the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg through donations, assists fellows when needed, and brings them and interested people from Delmenhorst and the surrounding area together. This is done through events such as invitations to concerts in Delmenhorst's Kleines Haus followed by a communal snack, a guided tour of Hasbergen Church with an organ demonstration, a reception for fellows by the Lord Mayor, or the fellows' participation in the Grünkohlwanderung and other private invitations from the Rotary Club of Delmenhorst. These activities are either carried out by the sponsoring association or suggested by it.
On the one hand, the association wants to offer the visiting scientists a view of our history and culture, to support them, for example, through contacts with sports clubs, and to bring them into personal contact with the people of the city and the surrounding area, in addition to the working contacts at the universities and institutes in the region. In addition to the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, he strives to provide hospitality so that the fellows return home as ambassadors of a city worth living in and loving. On the other hand, it wants to make the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, the scientists working there and their topics even better known in the city and offer opportunities to get to know each other personally. Guests and members of the association can learn a lot from each other. The association team is happy if it can contribute to understanding and tolerance across countries and continents.
The association is a non-profit organization and welcomes donations. From 2002 to 2012 Dr. Norbert Boese was chairman, since then Prof. Dr. Dieter Lompe has taken over this task.
Statutes of the association (German)
Membership application (German)