Events - 08.07.2010 - 00:00 

About expensive and cheap things

In the Spring Semster, the University of St.Gallen (HSG) will again welcome children to the Children’s University. This year, the lecture will for the first time consist of four parts with unrelated topics.


11 February 2010. This extended offer will enable children to attend all the lectures or only individual ones. The Children’s University will take place on 25 February and on 4, 11 and 18 March 2010 in the Audimax of the HSG (Library Building, Room 09-010). Admission will be free of charge.

Four topics from four fields
At this year’s Children’s University, four HSG professors will present topics from their respective fields. The first to do so, on 25 February, will be Bernhard Ehrenzeller, Professor of Public Law and Vice-President of the HSG: “Are we allowed to say everything we think?” On 4 March Franz Schultheis, Professor of Sociology, will deal with the topic of “Children in Switzerland – who are you?”

Why teachers don't know everything and some things are expensive
In her lecture on 11 March, Sabine Seufert, Professor of Business Education, will try to answer the question as to “Why can’t teachers know everything?” together with the children. On 18 March, Martin Kolmar, Professor of Economics with special focus on Applied Microeconomics, will talk about “‘Schuehmächerli, Schuehmächerli, was choschted mini Schueh?’* About expensive and cheap things and rich and poor people”.

*“Dear cobbler, dear cobbler, how much to mend my shoes?” is an old Swiss nursery rhyme about scrimping and saving.

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