The StudierendenGesellschaft Witten/Herdecke is a non-profit organization, that was founded 1995 by students of Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H). The students in Witten organize their financial contribution to the UW/H fees themselves and independently. The UGV, the inverse contract between student generations (or „umgekehrter Generationenvertrag“, abbreviated „UGV“ in German), as a payment concept for their financial contribution promotes equal opportunities in education and freedom at Witten/Herdecke University. The three payment modes enable students to finance their studies independently from their parents’ income or social background.
Since 1995 the SG guarantees a free access to higher education, an independent study organization and a free choice of professional career for all students. Why? Because studying in Witten is not bound to money!
Besides organizing the students‘ financial contribution – which is currently more than € 9.0M yearly – and the support of student-based activities the SG is co-owner of Witten/Herdecke University. Throughout this position the students can voice their interest and needs insistently.