Since its foundation in 1998, the GÖDE Stiftung, established by Dr. Michael Göde, has supported basic scientific research in the field of physics and also conducts its own research. In the future, the Stiftung will also be involved in educational projects. A first project in Vietnam has already started. This offers children, young people and adults in underserved regions a perspective for the future.
Waldaschaff, 16.02.2011. The GÖDE Stiftung has been committed to science since its foundation by Dr. Michael Göde in 1998. In particular, it supports research projects on the subject of gravitation, which start where the conventional questions of physics end. In close cooperation with universities and technical colleges, the GÖDE Stiftung conducts its own research and also supports external projects. With the GÖDE Prize for Gravitational Research in 2004, the GÖDE Stiftung announced the award of one million euros for the proven influence of gravity – a real incentive for innovative research projects that look beyond the limits of scientific everyday life.
In the future, the GÖDE Stiftung will not only promote science but also education and has included this new area of responsibility in its statutes.
For Dr. Michael Göde, turning to educational issues is an obvious step for his foundation: ‘with our commitment in the field of basic scientific research, we have worked hard to expand knowledge. In the future, we would also like to work to disseminate knowledge and create future perspectives through education’.
Technical know-how in use for education in developing countries
The GÖDE Stiftung focuses in particular on educational projects in developing countries. Improving the educational situation is an essential prerequisite for sustainable progress and better living conditions. The GÖDE Stiftung has already initiated its first project in Vietnam. Under the name ‘Solar Energy for Education,’ one hundred households in the North Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh without access to the public power grid are supplied with electricity using a grid-independent photovoltaic island system. Donated TV sets and DVD players give children, young people and adults access to up-to-date teaching material in a wide range of educational subjects.
In the ‘Solar Energy for Education’ campaign, the GÖDE Stiftung contributes financial resources and technical know-how from the GÖDE Group, which includes solar technology provider ‘ANTARIS SOLAR’ and the ‘BAYERISCHE MÜNZKONTOR.’
The GÖDE Stiftung
The GÖDE Stiftung (www.goede-stiftung.org) was founded in 1998 by Dr. Michael Göde as a public foundation under civil law with its headquarters in Waldaschaff near Aschaffenburg in Bavaria and is committed to the promotion of science and education. The GÖDE Stiftung supports and carries out research projects that deal with issues at the frontiers of classical physics. The focus of interest is the investigation of gravitation and its interactions with other basic physical forces. In the field of education, the Stiftung is involved in international projects, e.g. in Vietnam.
The GÖDE Stiftung belongs to the GÖDE group of companies, which includes the solar technology provider ANTARIS SOLAR (www.antaris-solar.de) and the BAYERISCHE MÜNZKONTOR (www.muenzkontor.de), which is one of the largest mail order companies in the collector sector and the European market leader for collector’s items with a focus on coins and medals.