A Great Experience – Both Personally and Professionally

Friday, 18. November 2016


Markus Nyberg

A Great Experience - Both Personally and Professionally

I would like to briefly summarize my experience of both the Academia Engelberg Summer School and the Conference. The whole Academia Engelberg-experience has provided a lot for me on a professional as well as on personal level. To be able to participate in the summer school as well as the conference has been a great adventure and a very valuable and truly inspiring experience which I will always remember and carry with me.

The Academia Engelberg-experience is an international and inter-disciplinary experience unlike anything else. One of its big strengths is the diversity in academic disciplines and nationalities among the participants. The summer school as well as the conference has provided me with great new insights, a new mindset and a new perception of my surroundings, as well as a deeper understanding and knowledge that I could never have gained through my university studies. I have developed my thinking and received a tremendous number of new knowledges, insights and friends from various parts of the world with different backgrounds.

I am truly grateful that the Academia Engelberg foundation has provided me with the opportunity to participate and contribute to the discussion. To be able to participate in this international and interdisciplinary setting has not only been very valuable for me personally, but also career wise.

Donators and Partners

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.

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DIE HIRSCHMANN STIFTUNG ist eine gemeinnützige schweizerische Stiftung. 1985 wurde sie vom Unternehmer und Aviatik-Pionier Carl W. Hirschmann gegründet.

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.