Academia Engelberg Events

Academia Engelberg Foundation occasionally organizes events. In addition to calling attention to special subject areas, they are also follow-up events to deepen certain aspects of the conferences. They aim to develop practical solutions.

These symposiums, discussions and short conferences are open to the interested public and contribute to a better understanding of new and highly complex issues.


Public Evening Event – October 19th 2017

Is the Engelberg Valley prepared for climate change? These question is addressed by various speakers at this year’s public evening of the Academia Engelberg Foundation.


What can entrepreneurs learn from Brother Klaus?

Standards and values as well as ethical behavior are becoming more and more relevant. How is entrepreneurship compatible with this? And what can entrepreneurs learn from the behavior of Brother Klaus?


Deceleration – to the actuality of mysticism

Serenity, frugality and self-reflection – Brother Klaus stood for each of these characteristics. On the occasion of his 600th birthday, we will discuss the issue of deceleration.


The future of the welfare state

Follow-up meeting of the conference 2013 on the topic “the future of the welfare state”.


The Future of Bern’s Residential Town

Panel discussion on the project ‘Bremer Forest City‘ as an opportunity and a challenge


Impact of Molucelar Biology

Symposium über Einflüsse auf Biotechnologie und Gesellschaft zum 80. Geburtstag von Prof. Jakob Nüesch


Cross-Border Democracy

A triangular relationship between Eva, Fritz und Peter?


Boulevard and Politics

Does it take a certain level of scandalization in politics to be heard?


The Environment and the Free Market

Do rules have to be targeted? What is justice? What is valuable? And who determines the value?


Challenge Climate Change

Impact and required action for water management, agriculture, forestry, and tourism.


Privacy in Healthcare

″There is always a tradeoff of values between one’s privacy and the advantage that is made possible by data transparency.“


European Research Area and Beyond

Six-point-plan for international cooperation between scientists presented and discussed.

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.

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.