You can receive additional information about Academia Engelberg Foundation’s activities in various publications. We would be pleased to send the desired publications to you upon request. The newsletters from the past years as well as the brochure about the Foundation’s 10th anniversary are available for download.

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The Change of the Game

Economization in Science and of Science itself


Book about ‘The Establishment of the Foundation and its Development 2001 – 2013’

This book provides the background of the establishment of Academia Engelberg Foundation, illustrating its development from 2001 to 2013. Among other elements, the book addresses the question of whether the Foundation has achieved its objectives and its significance for Central Switzerland. The book also lists the merits of Dr. iur. Klaus Hug who presided the Board of Trustees for 12 years.
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Freiheit der Forschung

Essay von Gerd Folkers zur Situation und den Einschränkungen


Book ‘Fellow Travelers’

In 2012, Dr. Dominik Galliker, Vice President of Academia Engelberg Foundation, published a book to celebrate the 80th birthday of Jakob Nüesch, Emeritus Professor of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Jakob Nüesch was greatly committed to Academia Engelberg and is still a member of the Patronage Committee. In the book, a number of his ‘fellow travelers’ describe Jakob Nüesch’s activities and significance for Academia Engelberg Foundation and beyond.
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Brochure ‚10 Years Academia Engelberg‘

In 2012, Academia Engelberg Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary. To mark this occasion, it published a jubilee brochure, which briefly summarizes past conferences, projects, and sessions and provides an overview of the Foundation’s activities.
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Wozu soll das gut sein?

Oder warum der zunehmende Trend zum Utilitarismus die Freiheit der Forschung beschneidet – Referat von Gerd Folkers


Brochure, ‘Violence in Human Society’ (in German)

Summary of Conference findings with supplementary comments

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.