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MAN expands Campus Initiative at TU Dortmund

Collaboration in scholarship programs, lecture series and projects

(PresseBox) (München, ) MAN AG and the Technical University of Dortmund have established the framework for longstanding and close cooperation. The corresponding agreement was presented today by University President Dr. Eberhard Becker and MAN AG CFO Prof. Dr. h.c. Karlheinz Hornung. Future programs will be integrated into the Economics Department and be primarily coordinated by two Professors of Controlling, Andreas Hoffjan and Thomas Reichmann. Completion of this contract makes the TU Dortmund MAN AG's second official partner university in the MAN Campus Initiative program, after the TU Munich. The agreement includes participation in initial projects, a lecture series and scholarships for firstrate students. In the coming winter semester, MAN AG will grant scholarships to students of economic or business administration subjects at the TU Dortmund. In addition, it will carry responsibility for the lecture series "Successful Management and Controlling".

Both sides will profit from this cooperation: the TU Dortmund can fall back on MAN's global know-how in its projects - and the company has the opportunity to acquaint students with itself at an early stage in their careers. Students who prove themselves in MAN projects with jobs at the student, Master or Doctorate level have a good chance at being offered a job after completing their studies.

"The TU Dortmund wins a leading industrial company as a close, longstanding partner with the MAN Campus Initiative," declared University President Eberhard Becker. This shows that we are on the right track and that leading enterprises increasingly trust us. We thank MAN for their support."

CFO Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Hornung is convinced about the lasting success of the intended cooperation. "For years, Dortmund has been considered a hotbed of talent for outstanding controllers. This is why we will be supporting selected students with up to 3,000 euros per year," said Karlheinz Hornung, who has held lectures at the TU Dortmund for a number of years.

MAN will be providing scholarships to students in the business and social sciences departments. Those studying business administration, mathematical economics, industrial engineering and logistics are most likely to receive financial aid. Up to 70 selected students will receive between 1,000 and 3,000 euros per year. In addition, MAN will invite the students to seminars, events and plant tours so that they can meet company managers and begin making other contacts.

The TU Dortmund's lecture series "Successful Management and Controlling", which begins next winter semester, will include talks on important subjects by top managers in the MAN Group as well as other leading DAX companies. Students will have the opportunity to discuss practical controlling-related questions and exchange views with lecturers.
The MAN lecture series will be accepted for credit by many departments at the TU Dortmund.

In addition, TU Dortmund students and MAN employees will work jointly on initial projects taken from day-to-day practice. Finally, MAN will participate at the annual konaktiva University fair.

The MAN Campus Initiative began at the TU Munich one year ago.Currently, over 100 engineering students in Munich are supported with scholarships; five projects are worked on together by students and MAN experts. A lecture series with top managers from the MAN Group and other companies was taken advantage of by circa 3,000 students and guests.


The MAN Group is one of Europe's foremost industrial players in the sector of Transport-Related Engineering, with sales in 2007 of some €15.5 billion. As a supplier of trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbo machinery and industrial services, MAN employs a workforce of around 55,000 worldwide. The MAN business areas hold leading positions in their markets. MAN AG, Munich, is listed in the DAX (German Stock Index) which comprises the thirty leading stock corporations in Germany.