University of Münster

Haniel provides financial support for up to 15 students at the Chair of Controlling (Prof Wolfgang Berens). Anyone who takes part in the Controlling Fellows excellence programme will complete, within three semesters, a comprehensive additional training programme in which Haniel pays the tuition fees. The participants focus on practical case studies in which they deal intensively with the Haniel Group. This opportunity allows them to make valuable contacts for their future careers in the course of company excursions, industrial placements or seminars at the Haniel Academy. Each year, three students can also skip the first phase in the application procedure for the Group’s Student Development Programme and go directly to the selection workshop. Each student is awarded a certificate on completion of the additional training programme.

In its capacity as partner company to the “Centre of Expertise for Controlling,” Haniel maintains a systematic exchange of experiences with the Chair of Controlling. We work together on projects which deal with current questions and problems from corporate practice. This means that they quickly become an object of research. We obtain direct access to the latest scientific findings and can make these usable for us. In addition, Haniel supports the Münster-based team of the student organisation Enactus in its capacity as member of the Business Advisory Board.

Haniel has also entered into a cooperation agreement with the Chair for International Corporate Accounting (Prof Peter Kajüter). The Group provides financial support here to three budding Master’s students majoring in Accounting for a maximum of two years. These Haniel scholarships are listed in the scholarship system of the Federal State of North Rhine Westphalia. Particularly talented students receive €300 a month so that they can fully concentrate on their studies. Haniel pays one half of this; North Rhine-Westphalia the other half.

When the School of Business and Economics organises the annual Business Contacts Münster career trade fair, Haniel is also present. This event gives students in all years of study as well as graduates, doctoral students and alumni from all departments in the School of Business and Economics the chance to get to know us.

University of Cologne

In the 2009 summer semester, the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science set up the WiSo-career service. This offers their students a central contact point if they have questions regarding their career planning. Haniel uses this as a platform for contacting students of Business Administration and Economics. For example, we participate in the Career Tuesday event series by holding a company presentation. In addition, experts from the Holding Company and divisions share their knowledge and experience to young academics during guest lectures at the seminars for Controlling (Prof Carsten Homburg), Supply Chain Management and Management Science (Prof Ulrich Thonemann) and Corporate Management and Logistics (Prof Werner Delfmann). Furthermore, Haniel grants two scholarships in Germany to the University of Cologne each year. In individual cases, doctoral students also receive financial support from Haniel. On a broader basis, we provide support to Controlling students in our capacity as member of the support association. In this way, we allow them to participate in conferences and research projects and to exchange ideas with practising experts. Visitors to Cologne’s career trade fair CampusChances can meet us in person. This event offers students and graduates from all disciplines and semesters the opportunity to apply for an industrial placement at Haniel and to receive information about requirements for young professionals at an early stage.

University of St. Gallen

The Haniel Foundation finances a range of seminars at the University of Economics in Switzerland. During Haniel seminars, renowned researchers and prominent scientists pick up on targeted topics that are otherwise overlooked at German-speaking universities. In addition, Haniel is present at the largest recruiting event in Switzerland in the field of economics: the HSG Forum. At the event, which has been organised by students of this university since 1984, we talk to many young individuals.

Since the start of the 2010/11 winter semester, Haniel employees have been volunteering in the coaching programme at the University of St. Gallen for the first time – the main sponsor behind this programme is the Haniel Foundation. For example, Haniel coaches give the students tips on preparing for exams and support them in planning their studies. “I enjoy discovering and developing potential in young people”, says Dirk Müller, one of the coaches and Head of Application Platforms (IT) at Haniel. The students also benefit from their supervisors’ contacts. Haniel employees can organise industrial placements for these students, thereby making their entry into the business world that bit easier. The main function of this intensive exchange of ideas is to allow students to find their own direction. In this way, they will be able to better realise their achievement potential.

University of Mannheim

As a career partner to Mannheimer Finance & Controlling Club Haniel supports the War of Talents competition. This competition offers students from selected universities a platform for demonstrating their knowledge in the fields of finance and controlling. Candidates work on a practical case study and present their results to a jury. Following the competition, the participants become more familiar with the Haniel Group as an employer during speed recruiting – and may possibly lay the foundations for a long-term career partnership.

University of Duisburg-Essen

Haniel offers five scholarships to support the up-and-coming generation of students in its home city. Haniel scholarships form part of the North Rhine-Westphalia scholarship system and are intended for budding economists. The Haniel Foundation is also active at the University of Duisburg-Essen: Every year the Haniel Foundation supports the Mercator School of Management by donating the Haniel-Award for business administration for the best doctoral thesis.

Private University of Witten/Herdecke

Initiating lasting relationships between business students and companies is the goal of the annual contact exchange known as Marriage Market. Haniel uses this event to find talents which it can then nurture in its role as a mentor company. We offer these students an insight into the world of practical experience. In return, the students bring new findings from academia and research to the company.