Our support association was founded on February 6, 1993 by a number of personalities from Upper Lusatia. Since then, it has accompanied and promoted the development of the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, and to this end, it has adopted a charter as a non-profit association. The promotion of higher education and the academic work of students are particularly important concerns. For this reason, the association awards annual prizes for outstanding achievements that are exemplary for the quality of education at the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences.
With the help of its members from all areas of public life, the sponsoring association cultivates the exchange of ideas and experiences between the university, business, politics and the public. In doing so, it is very aware of the special location of the university in the border triangle of Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany. The cross-border cooperation in the three-country region with the partner universities in Wroclaw, Jelenia Gora and Liberec, is a special feature in Germany, which receives its attention and support.