Feedback Workshops on the three Discourse Themes

Friday, 25. October 2002 | 8:30 Uhr



All the discussions clearly revealed that the trust in the findings of science is dwindling.

It also became clear that the public and the citizens should be more involved in the debate about scientific content. To this end, it was suggested that in the future, the Conference be conducted under the heading ‘Dialogue on Science and Society’.

Driven by the idea that the concepts of ‘Trust, Knowledge and Values’ should be intensively discussed, projects such as an academic year in the inspiring Engelberg should be made possible for several students.

The resident student would be responsible for collecting the thoughts, feelings and concerns of the population, presenting the findings from his research at the next Conference, and thus contributing to a better understanding between science and the public.

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.