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Amputee long-jumper Markus Rehm stuns the non-disabled sporting world to become the new German champion.
15 Medals for Bayer Athletes at German Athletics Championships

Amputee Athlete Markus Rehm Wins Sensational Gold

Ulm. Impressive results for Bayer clubs: at the recent German Athletics Championships in Ulm, Germany, athletes from TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen won five titles and also took four second and five third places, while the U20 women’s relay runners from LAV Bayer Uerdingen/Dormagen also won gold. But the sensation of the Championships came from amputee Leverkusen jumper Markus Rehm in winning the national long-jump title. » more
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People Share Enthusiasm for Science For A Better Life

Bayer Has One Million Friends on Facebook

Leverkusen. On Friday morning, the Bayer Facebook page broke the one million mark. One million people now follow the company's activities on Facebook. There they engage in dialog with Bayer, find out about topics relevant to the industry, and follow the latest news. Bayer is now one of the fastest-growing international fan pages on the largest social network in the world. » more
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70 Videos from 6 Continents

Keepy Uppy: Watch the Best and Most Creative Entries

Leverkusen. How often can you keep the ball up in 20 seconds? Contestants from Finland to Thailand, and from Argentina to South Africa had a go. They were invited to upload a video of their best attempts to the Bayer Facebook page. The one who was able to keep the ball up with the largest number of ball contacts had the chance to win a 3D TV. » more
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A new polycarbonate grade from Bayer reduces the weight of luxury cases.
New Bayer Plastic Makes Luggage Lighter

Travel More Comfortably

Leverkusen. Vacation is finally here! Just pack the bags and enjoy the summer. Heavy luggage, however, often makes travel an ordeal. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Bayer MaterialScience teamed up with the U.S.-based travel goods manufacturer Andiamo Luggage to develop a special plastic for suitcases that is particularly lightweight. And so robust that it provides excellent protection for the contents. » more
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The Bayer fencers celebrate winning the title at the Fencing World Championships.
Fencing World Championships

Bayer Quartet Wins World Title

Kasan. Success for the sabre fencers from Bayer: The quartet has won the men's team competition at the Fencing World Championships in Kasan, Russia. Max Hartung (24), Nicolas Limbach (28), Benedikt Wagner (24) and Matyas Szabo (22) go down in history as the first German team to win the team sabre fencing title. » more
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The Bayer Cross at Cologne/Bonn airport
Fourth Place in "Brand Respect" Ranking

Bayer Is One of the Most Respected Brands in the USA

New York. According to a report by CoreBrand, Bayer is one of the most respected brands in the USA. In its latest "Brand Respect" report, Bayer takes fourth place. In the pharmaceuticals and chemicals sector, Bayer takes the top spot. The ranking lists the top ten most respected and least respected corporate brands. » more
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The Bayer Cross on the side of the Citigroup Tower in Shanghai
Colleagues in China Congratulate Germany on Win

Bayer Cross Shines out over Shanghai for the World Cup Final

Shanghai. Greetings to Germany: Colleagues in China sent a very special "good luck" message to the German soccer team for the big final. The Bayer logo and German colors could be seen for miles on the Citigroup Tower in Shanghai – a message that seems to have worked! » more
Sustainability
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Andreas Busch (left) and Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord (right) present the award to Dr. Abigail Doyle.
Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award 2013

Dr. Abigail Doyle Honored for First-class Research

Berlin. Dr. Abigail Doyle from Princeton University, USA, has received the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award 2013 in the category chemistry for her work on innovative synthesis methods. Andreas Busch presented her with the award during the science dialog event in Berlin. The Bayer foundation presents the prize to outstanding young scientists in the early stages of their academic careers. It has been awarded annually since 2009 in the three categories biology, chemistry and materials, each with prize money of EUR 10,000. » more
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Today, three of the eight members of the Bayer Country Council Japan are women.
Country Council Japan

Strong Steps to Enhanced Leadership Gender Balance

Tokyo. Bayer's leadership team in Japan has taken strong steps towards improving gender balance in its Country Council. Until recently, the eight members consisting Management team was an all-male group, reflecting the country's strong tradition of male-dominated business environments. » more
Dialogue
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Melanie Fahr-Yilmaz values Connections.
BayWay and Connections

Helping Managers Grow

Leverkusen. The "BayWay" program helps executives to manage international, cross-functional teams virtually. Connections is an integral part of BayWay. To coincide with the installation of the new version 4.5, the BNC is presenting eight colleagues who describe their experiences with the Connections platform. Today, Melanie Yilmaz explains why it is so useful for the Bayer Academy's program. » more
Around the world
"Summer in the City"
Warsaw. The summer school break is upon us. For the first time, Bayer in Poland joined the "Summer in the City" program, organized by municipal authorities in Warsaw. The BayLab in the Polish capital invited hundreds of children and adults to take part in its popular science workshops – and gained some young "Better Life" ambassadors in the process. » more
Raising Awareness about Health
São Paulo. Men are not always eager to go to the doctor for regular check-ups. So to help raise men’s awareness of health-related matters, Bayer and the Brazilian Society of Urology (SBU) offered free medical tests to passers-by at a busy subway station in São Paulo as part of Bayer Men’s Week, which took place for the sixth time. » more
Awards at Solar Decathlon
Versailles. How do you construct a sustainable building that lets in plenty of light, but does not heat up like a greenhouse? The National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) from Taiwan has developed just that with the help of materials from Bayer MaterialScience. Its Orchid House design was so convincing that it won first prize in the Urban Design, Transportation and Affordability category at this year’s Solar Decathlon Europe. » more
Adult Literacy Program
Karachi. Bayer Pakistan is partnering with The Citizen’s Foundation (TCF) to fund 200 centres of the Aagahi Literacy Program in 2014. Aagahi has been designed especially for poor neighborhoods to give an opportunity to women from the rural and urban slums around TCF schools to participate in the education process. » more
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