Leica Camera AG will be sponsoring an Endowed Professorship for Optical Technologies at the Technical University Mittelhessen (THM) in Wetzlar. Leica's endowment fund consists of 25,000 euros, to be paid annually for a period of five years. The company sees the sponsorship as a sustained contribution towards promoting the region’s technological development.
The Endowed Professorship is to be financed by private enterprises and public funding on a fifty-fifty basis. Both the degree course and the Endowed Professorship focus on the fundamental basics of science, as well as optical systems technology, metrology and optics production.
"We are very pleased to have won the support of one of the region's leading companies. I would like to thank Leica Camera AG for their generous support, as well as CEO of the Management Board Alfred Schopf, and Markus Limberger, COO", states Ralf Niggerman, one of the key initiators of the scheme.