Welcome from the State Minister Markus Blume
When leaving school or completing a degree, young people often ask the same questions. Where should I study? Where can I conduct research and gain more qualifications? Where will I find the best conditions for me? The Elite Network of Bavaria is an invitation to motivated and talented young academics with a range of interests. At the same time, it is an invitation to Bavarian universities, encouraging them to realize teaching and cutting edge research that extends well beyond conventional disciplines and structures.
We promote talented individuals
The range of funding we offer is every bit as diverse as the talents and interests of the individuals we support; this allows us to meet the needs of our most talented young academics. We give young people with the ability and desire to succeed the opportunity to develop and apply their talents with tailored, individual support. As well as the students themselves, society as a whole benefits from the support the Network provides. A true elite – as we understand it – is an elite which takes their responsibility and role as leaders very seriously and demonstrates this, whether in the seminar room, the laboratory or within a broader social and societal context.
We promote outstanding teaching and research
For 15 years, the Elite Network of Bavaria has stood for academic excellence and quality. In 2010, a Commission was set up to conduct the first full-scale evaluation of this unique association. In its report, it concluded that Bavaria’s Elite Network is “an exceptional institution which the Free State of Bavaria should continue to maintain and expand wherever possible” – a recommendation we have been glad to take!
The feedback we receive with regard to the Elite Network of Bavaria’s funding programs has been and remains extraordinarily positive. The second Evaluation Commission also praised our outstanding intercultural and interdisciplinary community, which now comprises more than 10,000 members, as being “utterly exemplary in terms of support for gifted and elite students”.
The Elite Network of Bavaria sets high standards – both for our talented young academics and their tutors. Anyone willing to approach this major challenge with dedication and enthusiasm is more than welcome to join us!
Munich, March 2022
Bavarian State Minister
of Science and the Arts