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Sparkassenbezirksverband supports European Campus

Sparkassenbezirksverband supports European Campus with € 2500

9.12.2020 | Landratsamt Rottal-Inn

In the name of the Lower Bavarian Sparkassen District Association, District Administrator Michael Fahmüller and Martin Ruhland, member of the Board of Directors of Sparkasse Rottal-Inn, presented a donation of € 2,500 to the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI). When handing  over the cheque at the end of November, Ruhland especially thanked District Administrator Fahmüller, who as District Association Chairman of the Sparkassen had advocated for the donation in the committee. “Knowing the enormous importance the university has for the Rottal-Inn district and the region, we are pleased to be able to support the campus financially during this difficult time,” said Ruhland.

Prof Dr Horst Kunhardt, 2nd Chairman of the Friends’ association and Director of the European Campus, accepted the cheque during a small ceremony and thanked the two representatives of the Sparkasse. “Although the European Campus is able to impart knowledge online due to its high degree of digitalisation and thus fulfil its most important task despite limitations, the current situation for educational institutions is anything but easy. This financial support in times of Corona is a clear sign that the Sparkasse stands behind the university,” emphasises District Administrator Michael Fahmüller.

Among other things, the money was used in the run-up to the implementation of DigiHealthDay 2020, which took place on 13 November. The virtual event, organised by ECRI, gave scientists and experts the opportunity - especially in times of the pandemic - to exchange views on current developments and associated opportunities in this field. A total of almost 350 participants from 59 countries registered for the event. Furthermore, it is planned to use the money to build a “Usability Centre” at the European Campus. The main aim is to expand the technical equipment and provide it with the appropriate hardware. In the sense of applied science, regional companies are to be supported in this laboratory in optimising their customer presence, i.e. adapting their website accordingly and making it as user-friendly as possible. In this way, the campus wants to contribute to a successful new start of local enterprises against the background of the Corona crisis.

Bild (Landratsamt Rottal-Inn): Martin Ruhland, member of the board of directors of Sparkasse Rottal-Inn (2nd from right) and District Administrator Michael Fahmüller (1st from right), who is also chairman of the Lower Bavarian Sparkassen and first chairman of the European Campus Association, handed over the donation cheque to the director of the European Campus, Prof Dr Horst Kunhardt (4th from left). Joining him (from left): Georg Riedl, University Coordinator, Prof Dr Georg Christian Steckenbauer, Dean of ECRI and Prof Dr Katerina Volchek, Head of the eTourism Lab at the Campus.