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05
Feb
2017

Artificial Intelligence – who keeps tabs on their ethics?

Artificial intelligence can win poker and may kills about 80 percent of the jobs in india. Do we have to be afraid of?

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16
Dec
2016

Challenging Democracy

Six years lying in between Wolfgang Merkel’s speech at the Engelberg Congress in 2010 and his current assessment of European democracies.

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02
Dec
2016

The Newsletter 2016 is out!

A look back – a look forward. You will find everything you need to know about the 15th Dialogue on Science as well as an look on the future of the Academia Engelberg Foundation in the newsletter.

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09
Nov
2016

Climate Change is a Challange!

Personalities have already discussed this topic at the 3rd Dialogue of Science 2004 and in an event in 2008 with climatologist Thomas Stocker.

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26
Sep
2016

It starts soon…

The beginning of the 15th Academia Engelberg approaches. The topic “at the limit” does not fit the beautiful countryside. The Engelberg mountain valley present itselfs once more limitless beautiful. Click here for the impressions …

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02
Sep
2016

Participate Academia Engelberg in 2016

Whether for just one day or all three days – enrich your area of expertise, expand your network, and register for the 15th Dialogue on Science in the unique alpine world of the Engelberg mountain valley.

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19
Jul
2016

«An amazing experience»

This year‘s Summer School is already history. In the video, the young scientists tell us what they gained during this week.

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20
Jun
2016

Students pursuing the boundaries of science

Around 30 young scientists expressed interest in attending this year’s Summer School of Academia Engelberg. Starting next Sunday, 16 of them will dive into the world of scientific boundaries.

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17
Feb
2016

Join the Summer School

In 2016, young scientists will again have the opportunity to prepare for the Congress at a Summer School from June 26 to July 2 and to contribute their point of view to the discussions.

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11
Feb
2016

Obituary Jakob Nüesch

It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the passing of Jakob Nüesch, long-time member of the Board of Trustees and the Patronage Committee. Jakob Nüesch greatly contributed to making Academia Engelberg what it is today. He will remain in our grateful memory.

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19
Jan
2016

New members of the Foundation Committee

The Academia Engelberg Foundation is pleased to welcome Vera Eichenauer, Servan Grüninger and Verena Briner as new members of the Foundation Committee.

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18
Dec
2015

New Book on Population Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa

The volume “Africa’s Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend”, edited by Dr. Hans Groth and Dr. John F. May, will be published in summer 2016 by Springer Publishing.

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02
Dec
2015

The new newsletter is here!

“Future Economic Systems” – was the theme of the 14th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation. The exciting presentations from the conference can be found in the Newsletter.

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18
Nov
2015

Thank you to Partners

What are the conclusions physicians can draw for today’s treatments from Egypt’s mummies? Longtime partners of the Foundation got an exclusive insight into the exciting research of Prof. Frank Rühli, University of Zurich.

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08
Jul
2015

Swiss Study Foundation

The Swiss Study Foundation enables interested students to participate in the 14th Dialogue on Science.

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25
May
2015

Network Central Switzerland – Africa’s Future

On the occasion of Network Central Switzerland’s May 22, 2015 event, Dr. Hans Groth discussed Africa’s future from a demographic perspective. The video of his presentation is now available online.

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05
May
2015

Sponsors of Students hold Debate at NZZ Campus

Students sponsored by the Swiss Study Foundation hold debates in the new video series of NZZ Campus, published once a week. The May 5, 2015 edition focuses on ‘homo oeconomicus’

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05
May
2015

Summer School Academia Engelberg

Students from different countries prepare for this year’s conference theme, ‘Future Economic Systems’, from July 12 to 18, 2015.

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05
May
2015

Swiss Youth in Research – Foundation Awards Special Prizes

At the Swiss Youth in Research Foundation’s annual science competition, attractive trips to interna-tional conferences – including Academia Engelberg Foundation’s Science Conference – can be won.

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Partner

Following a long period of fruitful cooperation, a close partnership was agreed on in June 2007. The Collegium Helveticum is an institution jointly borne by the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (‘ETH’), Zurich.

The ETH Board is responsible for the strategic leadership of the ETH domain and assumes the supervision of its institutions. Its close relationship with the ETH Council has contributed to the successful continuation of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2000.

The Foundation promotes research into the connecting human fundamentals of science. Academia Engelberg Foundation and the Foundation for Basic Research in Human Sciences have entered into a cooperation agreement for the period 2011 to 2015.

Helvetia is a quality-oriented comprehensive insurance company with over 150 years of experience. Academia Engelberg Foundation is convinced it will be able to use important synergies from the partnership starting in 2015.

With Singularity 2030 has been a partnership since 2016. The aim is to create synergies in the knowledge transfer of scientific research on singularity (artificial intelligence / biological intelligence) to the general public and entrepreneurial circles.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations. It has been supporting Academia Engelberg Foundation’s activities since 2013 and thus significantly contributes to the continued existence of the summer school.

A partnership with the University of Lucerne has existed since summer 2013. Since 2016 we have also a parthership with the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Lucerne. Through these partnerships, synergies are used and joint projects are tested and realized. The University of Lucerne currently consists of three faculties: the faculties for Theology, Culture and Social Sciences, and Law.

In 2014, Academia Engelberg Foundation formed a partnership with the University of Lund in Sweden. The University was founded in 1666 but general studies, predecessor of today’s University, already existed in 1425.

The focus of the Foundation is the promotion of organizations in the areas of culture and arts, architecture, design, music, sports, education, and science. It has been a partner of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2014.