The married couple Anneliese and Mieczysław Koćwin strived for creating a foundation whose aim would be to support international education of the young - students and Ph.D. students. The Anneliese and Mieczysław Koćwin Foundation is an implementation of their dreams.
Mieczysław Jan Koćwin was born March 28, 1913 in Kielce. He passed away October 26, 1986 in Bottmingen (Switzerland).
He graduated the Technical University in Zurich as Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, continuing his education started at the Technical University in Warsaw before the World War II. After graduation he worked in Swiss industry. As an esteemed expert in the field of vacuum pumps, he ran lectures and seminars at the Technical Academy in Wuppertal.
His wife Anneliese, née Wild, was born April 12, 1925 in Winterthur, and passed away September 9, 2010 in Bottmingen. As a Swiss, she was greatly committed to connect her professional and family life with engagement into Polish community activities, sharing the idealistic attitude of her husband. She expressed keen interest in her husband’s country of origin, Polish history and culture which were even closer to her, as she mastered the Polish language.
The founder of the research scholarship is the Anneliese and Mieczysław Koćwin Foundation with its seat in Switzerland. The Foundation grants scholarship for the stay in Switzerland while executing the research project.
The projects supported by the Foundation are those executed in Switzerland, at Swiss universities, institutions of higher education or research institutes.