Corporate Responsibility – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the Technology Industry

IDG is committed to acting as a global enterprise committed to a respectful and unbiased international culture understanding. In the respective countries, this involves socially responsible action and fair treatment of employees and business partners. In Germany, for example, this includes earmarked support for needy groups of people whose daily lives are made more liveable through targeted donations. In all its activities, the company is also aware of its special responsibility as a media company vis-à-vis the public – from the integrity of the information to the use of ecologically viable means of production.

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McGovern Institute

Founded in 2000 by Patrick J. McGovern and Lore Harp McGovern, the heavily funded McGovern Institute is committed to in-depth research into the human brain . Interdisciplinary teams combine the know-how of various neurosciences with molecular biology and gene technology.

At the top of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a team of world-famous neuroscientists dedicated to two great challenges of modern science: the knowledge of the functioning of the human brain and research into new treatments for degenerative brain diseases and their prevention.

“SCIENTIA” expands the public art collection of the McGovern Institute. “SCIENTIA” is a monumental bronze sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard, presented to the Institute as a gift. “SCIENTIA” stands for the interplay of art and science , says Lore Harp McGovern, co-founder of the McGovern Institute and a member of the Council for the Arts at MIT. “Art defines our humanity, promotes our curiosity and forces us to ask big questions – questions that the McGovern Institute wants to answer for Brain Research.

Founded in 2000 by Patrick J. McGovern and his wife Lore Harp McGovern, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research is committed to in-depth research into the human brain. The McGovern family donated $ 350 million to establish the institute. The McGovern Institute for Brain Research is part of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.

Interdisciplinary teams combine the know-how of various neurosciences with molecular biology and gene technology. At the helm of MIT is a team of renowned neuroscientists dedicated to two major challenges in modern science: knowledge of the functioning of the human brain and the study of new forms of treatment for and degeneration of brain diseases.

The collection for public art at MIT expands with ” SCIENTIA ” to a monumental bronze sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard. The sculpture was presented to the Institute in November 2016 as a gift. “SCIENTIA” stands for the interplay of art and science, says Lore Harp McGovern and “Art defines our humanity, promotes our curiosity and forces us to ask big questions”. The answers to these questions are the goal of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. A video on the creation of the sculpture can be found here on YouTube .

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“SCIENTIA” is the latest sculpture of the public art collection of the McGovern Institute.

Project “Plastic Workshop”

For many years, IDG has been supporting the Münchner Verein Kontrapunkt eV I As part of the “Die plastische Werkstatt” project, which has existed since 1995, the initiator Elke Ritter regularly offers visual design for refugee children in various municipal institutions. In cross-age groups, children from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and social milieus have the opportunity to experiment in creative matters and to let their creativity run wild. The children should find their own ways through this project and gain experience in the artistic design process . The “trying out” to create something “new” should bring the children fun, arouse their curiosity and convey a sense of achievement. This project is in line with the IDG philosophy of encouraging children and adolescents of all social backgrounds to move towards a better future and to create the conditions for later living a self-determined life.