New Executive Committee for Academia Engelberg

Tuesday, 11. April 2017

Change in the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Academia Engelberg set the course for the future of the Dialogue on Science. Key committees have been redefined with the staffing of the Executive Committee and of management.

Lucerne professor Dr. Verena Briner was elected as the new President of Academia Engelberg’s Board of Trustees.  Paul Richli, the former President and Emeritus Professor for Public Law at the University of Lucerne,assumed the office of Vice-President of Academia Engelberg Foundation.  Zurich historian Dr. Thomas Eichenberger was elected as the new Managing Director of Academia Engelberg Foundation, effective July 1, 2017.

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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.