Events - 23.10.2014 - 00:00 

Money, images, war and sharing

The HSG will be staging the Children’s University on 28 October and on 4, 11 and 18 November. The young visitors to the University can expect an exciting programme with four lectures on unrelated topics. Admission will be free.


21 October 2015. Money, images, war and sharing – these are big issues for children and will remain with them all their lives. This year's Children’s University will devote an afternoon lecture of 45 minutes to each of these topics. In an entertaining and stimulating manner, the four lectures will introduce children from the third class upwards to these issues, which the professors at the University of St.Gallen explore in their own research.

Four unrelated lectures

The children will learn about the secrets of money from Prof. Dr. Martin Brown, and Prof. Dr. Martin Eppler will tell them about the power of images. Also, children will hear more about the war in Ukraine from Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid. Prof. Dr. Antoinette Weibel will tell the pupils why sharing makes people happy. These unrelated lectures will enable the children to follow an issue even if they are only able to attend one single afternoon.

Scenting university air
The Children's University aims to familiarise the HSG's youngest audience with issues that are relevant to society in addition to what they are taught at school. The children will be given an exciting insight into the University, which many pupils will themselves attend in ten, fifteen years. The Children’s University is part of the public programme of the University of St.Gallen; admission is free. However, registration is required. Each child will receive an HSG ID card. At the end of the lecture series, pupils who have attended all four lectures will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

2015 Children's University

  • 28 October 2015: The secrets of money
    Prof. Dr. Martin Brown, Professor of Banking
  • 4 November 2015: The power of images: how to deal with drawings, newspaper photos and selfies
    Prof. Dr. Martin Eppler, Professor of Media and Communication Management
  • 11 November 2015: Why is there war in Europe? How evil is Putin?
    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid, Professor of Russian Culture and Society
  • 18 November 2015: Why sharing makes us happy and we want to be fair
    Prof. Dr. Antoinette Weibel, Professor of Human Resource Management

The Children’s University will take place in the Audimax of the University of St.Gallen on Wednesdays from 3.00-3.45 p.m. Admission will be free.

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