The Right Chemistry


Some children start learning other languages as early as pre-school – because the earlier their talents are encouraged, the better. Bayer too has embraced this basic principle, and promotes science in schools. Some of our numerous projects around the world have since won awards and taken on model character.

At Bayer, the sponsorship of school education in Germany is based on three pillars. The Bayer Foundation's school support program specifically assists schools near the company’s German sites in their efforts to make instruction in science and medicine more attractive through innovative projects. The BayLabs student laboratories enable school students to independently conduct exciting experiments in the areas of health, plants and the environment under professional supervision and thus gain hands-on experience of practical science. As well as organizing its own technology competition for schools, Bayer has also been a partner for many years to student competitions as “Jugend forscht”, the International Biology Olympiad and the International Chemistry Olympiad in North-Rhine Westphalia.

Four children, boys and girls, wearing safety glasses and doing science experiments.

School projects with exciting experiments are the greatest for children. Bayer therefore encourages schools with up to 500.000 euros a year, to allow such projects.

Bayer Science and Education Foundation

The Bayer Science & Education Foundation founded in 2007 promotes science and education. The sponsored activities are honors for talented young scientists in the early stage of their academic career and renowned scientists. The foundation focuses on natural science, technology and medicine.

As part of its school support program the foundation provides annual project-related funding of up to EUR 500,000 to schools in the communities surrounding Bayer sites. The focus is particularly on supporting projects which make scientific and medicine instruction better and more innovative and attractive through additional course offerings.

Scholarships for Scientific Talents

The Bayer Fellowship Program provides scholarships that enable scientifically ambitious young students and schoolchildren to realize special study plans abroad. At Bayer you can apply for the following scholarships:

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projects so far in the Scholarships.

Making Science Make Sense

The Making Science Make Sense program provides school students with an insight into everyday natural science phenomena with the help of all kinds of fascinating experiments. Since 1995 volunteer Bayer employees to visit the schools, armed with hands-on science. These are experiments that the schoolchildren can carry out themselves.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Making Science Make Sense, Bayer is launching a campaign and everyone can participate. more