Water Workshop in Sinai



The world’s water problems were analyzed in more detail at the 6th Dialogue on Science of Academia Engelberg Foundation in 2007. Subsequently, the Foundation supported this workshop in 2008 to be able to include resulting projects in its program.

Members of the international organization Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) addressed the challenges of water management in a Bedouin tent in the Sinai desert, a unique ecosystem.

At this unusual workshop, young scientists came together with personalities from science and business to hold joint discussions and develop new solutions. They submitted two specific projects for realization to the Foundation: ‘Ambiente de Teatro’ and ‘Water for Schools’.

Donators and Partners

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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.