Sunday, 12 July 2015, to Saturday, 18 July 2015, in Ruswil (near Lucerne)
On the eve of the 21st century, communism is greatly discredited, and capitalism is stalling. The financial and economic crises in the recent past force us to rethink our economic system and the market economy. New technologies, globalization, social media and ecological awareness are the lifelines for some, the challenges for others. The economic and social reality is interpreted in many different ways. This year’s conference will analyze the state of the current situation and use this as a starting point to examine the requirements for new, sustainable economic systems and to discuss their implementation.
This year’s Academia Engelberg conference, which will take place in October, will deal with future economic systems. 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.
In order to participate at this summer school, you need to attend this year’s Academia Engelberg conference on “Future Economic Systems,” which will take place from Wednesday, October 14th, to Friday, October 16th, 2015, in Engelberg.
A Bachelor degree is needed to apply. Applicants should have a strong interest in economic systems, have an idea of the challenges that are currently being discussed, be interested in transdisciplinary collaborative research, and they should be able to demonstrate their motivation, interest and expertise. Excellent English skills are a must as well.
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 costs for board, lodging local travel, and activities during the summer school, all of which are arranged by the course organizers. This includes accommodation, meals, transfer and Candlelight Dinner on the Titlis Mountain during the conference in Engelberg. You may apply for a reduction of this fee.
Number of Participants: A maximum of 5-6 students from the Swiss Study Foundation.
Deadline for inscription: May 29, 2015
More information on 2015 Academia Engelberg conference: → Link
Programm: → PDF