Closing Remarks and Outlook

Friday, 16. September 2011 | 12:45 Uhr


Dominik Galliker


Vice President of the Academia Engelberg


Looking back, Dr. Dominik Galliker, Vice President of the Academia Engelberg Foundation, noted that the Dialogue of Science made it possible to discuss pressing scientific issues and adapt them for society over the past years. With the aim to focus on interdisciplinary, fine arts have been included, also this year. The conference aimed at outlining the consequences and implementing results in practice. The Foundation Council will continue to pursue the issue and try to deduct projects and follow-up events.

Dominik Galliker expressed his thanks to the programme committee for developing a high-quality programme, the speakers for their presentations and the audience, especially the young scientists. He also thanked the audience for their inputs to the discussion. Special thanks were given to interpreters and collaborators in front or behind the scenes. At the end, Dominik Galliker spoke about the next conference in September 2012 on “Future Cities”.

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