Academia Engelberg projects …

… are ideas and projects which comes into existence during the conferences and are carried out by young people, especially members of the Organization Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES), on an international level.


Water is Life!

Allow for more quality of life thanks to access to clean drinking water in western Kenya


Ambiente de Teatro

Pilot project to raise awareness of the water issues in the target area: ‘Cartagena‘ in a forum theater


Water 4 Schools

Thanks to rainwater tanks, children are able to participate in school instead of hauling water


Sustainable Food Chain

YES workshop in South Africa on sustainability in the food sector


Grey Energy

During the entire product life cycle, energy is expended – this Grey Energy can affect the purchasing decision


Water Workshop in Sinai

With the support of the Foundation, young scientists studied the challenges of water management in the ecosystem.


Stop deforestation!

Latin American forestry policy – research and impact project

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.