If no boundaries can be seen for miles around and even horizons seem to fade away, orientation gets lost. The human condition is defined by contact with boundaries, by interfaces with environments. He who does not respect his own limits ultimately gives himself up. Boundaries dissolve in drug abuse, in lacking emotional bonds, in megalomania, and in financial erosion.
This year’s Academia Engelberg Conference, which will take place in October, will deal with the topic “At the Limits”. As with previous conferences, the morning of the second day of the conference will be shaped and organized by a group of students coming from different countries. They will add the perspective of Generation Y to the conference and elaborate on the topic of the annual conference adding the different viewpoints of their countries.
The summer school will start by introducing students to economic reasoning, and it will train them to think in terms of economic incentives and equilibria. The training provided will allow participants to critically evaluate contributions regarding economic systems and to actively contribute to developing new ideas for a better functioning of present systems. Another focus of this summer school is group work to prepare the content of the morning at the Academia Engelberg Conference in October shaped by students.
Applicants should have a strong interest in economic systems, have an idea of the challenges that are currently being discussed and they should be interested in transdisciplinary collaborative research. At least a Bachelor degree is needed to apply. Excellent English skills are a must. Participation at the Academia Engelberg Conference (October, 12 – 14, 2016) is a prerequisite for admission to the Summer School.
ETH Zurich recognizes successful completion of the course with 3 (three) ETCS credit points for PhD-students. Acceptance of these ECTS points in non-ETH study programs is subject to the regulation of the participant’s home institution.
The course fee of CHF 500 covers accommodation, meals, local travel and activities during the program, all of which are arranged by the course organizers. In addition, this fee includes all expenses (accommodation, meals, etc.) for attending the Academia Engelberg Conference. You may apply for a reduction of this fee.
Number of Participants: A maximum of 5-6 students from the Swiss Study Foundation.
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