Dr. Thomas Eichenberger New General Secretary

Monday, 3. July 2017

Passing of the baton of Academia Engelberg Foundation’s operational leadership

After more than 17 years, Dr. Dominik Galliker handed over management of the Foundation to Dr. Thomas Eichenberger.

“In Dominik Galliker the Foundation is losing a highly committed and responsible comrade-in-arms. Not least thanks to his enthusiasm for the cause and his many excellent contacts, Academia Engelberg has been able to carry out 16 high-level annual conferences and numerous exciting projects and events on a variety of scientific subjects relevant to society,” said Prof. Dr. Verena Briner, Chair of the Board of Trustees, at his farewell.

The complete press release with all the information is here.

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.