The last year has been turbulent, but Ruperto Carola has been able to maintain its tradition of excellence. The Heidelberg Mannheim Health & Life Science Alliance and the new Faculty of Engineering are just two recent examples of growth and innovation at the university and certainly played a role in the German Research Foundation ranking Uni Heidelberg #1 in the natural sciences in Germany.
HAUS has also carried on through 2021. Though most of us have not seen one another in person in quite some time, we continue to grow and be as active as possible in the digital world. We provided scholarships to three U.S. master's students and to four students who attended the International Summer School of German Language and Culture at Heidelberg University in 2021. These students are now a part of our HAUS community.
Heidelberg University and HAUS can continue these traditions due in no small part to the foundation built over the centuries since the first students arrived on October 18, 1386. Each year, we recognize this historic date with our online fundraising drive. We ask our HAUS community once again to add to our foundation with a donation on October 18th.