VR Bank Bayreuth-Hof is once again committed to the Hof University of Applied Sciences and thus to the educational prospects in the region. Within the scope of a donation in the amount of EUR 5,000 from the net proceeds of the VR Gewinnsparverein Bayern e.V., teaching and classrooms at the Selb learning center are to be equipped with the perfect fit.
This year’s grant will specifically support the project “Compressed Air – Mobility and Infrastructure”, a project work of the study course Design and Mobility under the direction of Prof. Lutz Fügener. This is currently taking place in the subject “Exterior / Intermodal Transport” and in cooperation with the Wunsiedel municipal utilities. The project aims to use compressed air both as an energy storage medium and for direct use as fuel for vehicles. “Particularly attractive are the already technically available possibilities to use wind energy directly to compress air and to use compressed air in thermal engines to power vehicles,” says course director Prof. Lutz Fügener. The students in the 3rd semester are concerned “both with the conception and design of the regional infrastructure – from the private house system to the communal or universally applicable architecture of an air reservoir or filling station – and with an exemplary compressed air vehicle,” Prof. Fügener explains the research approach
Concretely, working materials such as drawing pads made of special paper, drawing pens, adhesive tapes and foils for a design-typical representation method traditionally used in the automotive industry or also certain models to explain and apply the basics of vehicle technology are to be purchased.
The donation from VR Bank Bayreuth-Hof will now be used to equip the premises in Selb in line with the project
As a leading credit institution in the region, we support the Hof University of Applied Sciences every year with innovative projects from funds from our profit savings. The new course of study in design and mobility in Selb provides fascinating approaches that we are very happy to support!”Jürgen Handke, Member of the Board VR Bank Bayreuth – Hof eG
University president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann expressed his thanks: “This generous support will further strengthen both our place of learning and our new course of study. The money will be well invested in any case.” The donation by VR Bank Bayreuth-Hof, which far exceeds the normal level in terms of amount and regularity, is exemplary and makes it clear how important the subject of training young people is, Prof. Lehmann continued.
Sponsoring society receives donation sum
The donation sum was now officially handed over to the Society of Friends and Sponsors of Hof University of Applied Sciences. Its chairwoman, Dr. Dorothee Strunz, also expressly acknowledged the extraordinary commitment of the donors during the handover