Speakers of ENGELBERG DIALOGUES 2018 are announced



Tuesday, 24. April 2018

Two Days - eight Speakers

Migration is currently a big issue in Europe. For some, immigration is considered to be a source of well-being economic, for others a source of social tourism and welfare loss.

We are pleased that we were able to engage eight renowned speakers in this discourse. Professor George Sheldon is one of the most prominent labor lawyers in Switzerland. With Professor Christian Dustmann, a recognized economist with a research focus on migration economics finds his way to Engelberg. Another speaker will be Sanja Damjanović, the Minister of Science of Montenegro.

In addition to the three mentioned persons, there are five other speakers who will attend the workshop on Tuesday 16 October 2018 and the Forum on 17 October 2018. Click here for an insight into the CV of all speakers.

Donators and Partners

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.

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.