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Education is a key to maintaining a high standard of living, especially in a country like Switzerland that does not have a large supply of natural resources. Through education citizens can acquire general knowledge, enhance their ability to make judgements, better understand everyday events and independently make decisions within society. Moreover, education is essential for ensuring companies’ innovativeness, continuity, success and ability to create added value. There is a constant interplay between these factors and the modernity and digitalization of our times. Amidst this digital transition, with machines performing more human tasks, we are increasingly faced with the question of what we can do to equip the Swiss workforce for the challenges of the 21st century. Finding an answer to this question requires a creative interdisciplinary dialogue between actors in the areas of education, research, innovation and economics.

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and the board of digitale21 are committed to promoting an equitable dialogue between public and private stakeholders from areas such as science, education and economy and finding solutions together to ease the transition towards digitalization for the Swiss people. The main goal of our symposium is therefore to provide a platform for an exchange of knowledge, to develop recommendations and to establish cooperation and future projects that are relevant to society and science.

Maurice Campagna

President of the Board
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Claudia Appenzeller

Secretary General
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Patronage

State Secretariat for Education,
Research and Innovation SERI,
Canton of Ticino

Initiator

Partners

Programme & Expert Committee

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Claudia Appenzeller
Maurice Campagna

SUPSI
Claudio Della Santa
Franco Gervasoni
Lucio Negrini
Giambattista Ravano
Alberto Piatti

USI
Stefano Tardini
Giovanni Zavaritt

Science et Cité
Giovanni Pellegri

SFIVET
Osvaldo Arrigo
Alberto Cattaneo
Fabio Merlini

UFCI
Furio Bednarz

DECS/CERDD
Daniele Parenti

Management

Claudia Appenzeller

Claudia Appenzeller

Rina Corti

Rina Corti

Claudio-Della-Santa

Claudio Della Santa

Joelle Lanz

Joëlle Lanz

Giovanni-Pellegri

Giovanni Pellegri

Karin Spycher

Karin Spycher

Günseli Ünlü

Günseli Ünlü

Giovanni Zavaritt

Giovanni Zavaritt