The Innovative Idea: Integrate All Levels of Society

We invite guests and speakers of diverse social and cultural background to create synergies and generate new ideas and solutions for defined problems in an exchange of experience.

Academia Engelberg Builds Bridges

In a pluralistic society, sustainable progress can only take place in dialogue with the relevant groups and by including a broad range of needs, interests and activities. This is not possible, however, without finding a new language between science, politics, ethics, religion, culture, and business, which allows the open exchange of arguments. The recent past has painfully demonstrated what happens when linear thinking that is purely fixed on economics dominates the decision-making processes and when cultural, religious and social dimensions are excluded from consideration.

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.