The “HITS-Stiftung” is a foundation vested with legal capacity. Its primary purpose is to provide base funding for HITS. Other purposes include:

  • Organization of scientific and outreach events in the context of HITS’ agenda.
  • Cooperation with international research organizations for promoting scientific exchange and interdisciplinary research.
  • Funding of research projects.
  • Funding of scientific awards.
  • Providing scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Council of the HITS-Stiftung consists of

  • Representatives of the Tschira family.
  • The President of the “Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V.”
  • The Managing Director of the Computer Science Research Center (FZI), Karlsruhe.
  • The Director General of ESO.

The Managing Directors are Andreas Reuter (Heidelberg University) and Wilfried Juling (KIT).