Publications

You can receive additional information about Academia Engelberg Foundation’s activities in various publications. We would be pleased to send the desired publications to you upon request. The newsletters from the past years as well as the brochure about the Foundation’s 10th anniversary are available for download.

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2015

Newsletter

The newsletter is published annually following the Dialogue on Science. It summarizes main findings of the conference and features some impressions of the interdisciplinary and intergenerational meeting. As well, it includes some initial information about the next conference and other activities of the Foundation.
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2013

The Change of the Game

Economization in Science and of Science itself

2013

Book about ‘The Establishment of the Foundation and its Development 2001 – 2013’

This book provides the background of the establishment of Academia Engelberg Foundation, illustrating its development from 2001 to 2013. Among other elements, the book addresses the question of whether the Foundation has achieved its objectives and its significance for Central Switzerland. The book also lists the merits of Dr. iur. Klaus Hug who presided the Board of Trustees for 12 years.
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2012

Freiheit der Forschung

Essay von Gerd Folkers zur Situation und den Einschränkungen

2012

Book ‘Fellow Travelers’

In 2012, Dr. Dominik Galliker, Vice President of Academia Engelberg Foundation, published a book to celebrate the 80th birthday of Jakob Nüesch, Emeritus Professor of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Jakob Nüesch was greatly committed to Academia Engelberg and is still a member of the Patronage Committee. In the book, a number of his ‘fellow travelers’ describe Jakob Nüesch’s activities and significance for Academia Engelberg Foundation and beyond.
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2012

Brochure ‚10 Years Academia Engelberg‘

In 2012, Academia Engelberg Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary. To mark this occasion, it published a jubilee brochure, which briefly summarizes past conferences, projects, and sessions and provides an overview of the Foundation’s activities.
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2010

Wozu soll das gut sein?

Oder warum der zunehmende Trend zum Utilitarismus die Freiheit der Forschung beschneidet – Referat von Gerd Folkers

2009

Brochure, ‘Violence in Human Society’ (in German)

Summary of Conference findings with supplementary comments

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.