Together, more is achievable. With this belief in mind, schülke demonstrates initiative and dependability far beyond internal company-related contexts. Through the Rudolf Schülke Foundation which was founded back in 1972, we specifically promote research and development in hygiene and microbiology. This means in particular the development and application of prevention strategies and antimicrobially and/or antivirally active substances and methods concerning antisepsis, disinfection and preservation as well as the worldwide dialogue between representatives of science and research.
Its aim is to encourage interdisciplinary research and to strengthen co-operation with universities. Scientists from this foundation, which is highly regarded among experts, are awarded every two years for their outstanding contribution to the specific fields of hygiene, microbiology and preventative medicine. Alongside this prize, the Foundation also awards the Hygieia Medal to extraordinary people who have dedicated their life’s work to hygiene and microbiology.