Commitment & FutureWe have the future firmly in mind and support education
EUROPA-CENTER AG is 85% owned by the original founders and owners, the Suhr family. One of the main concerns of Uwe Heinrich Suhr and his wife Ingeborg is that their life’s work should be continued sustainably and long into the future. The Suhr family is therefore progressively transferring its shares in EUROPA-CENTER to the Uwe Heinrich Suhr Foundation and the Ingeborg Suhr Foundation. These not-for-profit foundations will in future be EUROPA-CENTER AG’s shareholders.
Combining entrepreneurial commitment with social responsibility has always been a subject close to Uwe Heinrich Suhr’s heart. Together with his wife, he established the not-for-profit foundations in 1999, which promote social and societal projects and support science and research. For example, the foundations finance a BIM guest professorship at HafenCity University Hamburg, a university for architecture and metropolitan development. Building information modelling (BIM) is leading the building industry into the digital age and helps in planning and bringing properties to fruition, as well as in their management. In addition, the charitable foundations support students, for example, by offering a BIM prize and German scholarships.