Events - 22.04.2014 - 00:00 

Switzerland’s education landscape

The Science Café in the St.Gallen Textile Museum will be run jointly by the HSG, the PHSG and the FHS. On Wednesday, 21 May 2014 at 6 p.m., the presidents of the three St.Gallen institutes of higher education will discuss Eastern Switzerland’s education landscape.<br/>


20 May 2014. Switzerland’s education system is facing enormous challenges: under the influence of the globalisation of the education market, its users’ requirements are changing, structural reforms are putting institutional identities into flux, financial margins are becoming narrower while expectations placed in the social and cultural contribution of education to society are increasing.

More requirements, fewer resources
With the Pädagogische Hochschule, the FHS St.Gallen and the University of St.Gallen, Eastern Switzerland’s education landscape has three mutually complementary educational institutions, whose presidents will be looking together and with the guests for answers to questions such as those concerning their future socio-political, academic and social functions.

Prof. Dr. Erwin Beck, President of the Pädagogische Hochschule St.Gallen, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Wörwag, President of the FHS St.Gallen, and Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger, President of the University of St.Gallen, will conduct a discussion with the guests. The debate will be moderated by Eva Nietlispach.

The absence of lectures is a deliberate feature of the Science Café. Instead, the focus will be on a discussion with guests over a cup of coffee. On three further evenings, experts from the Pädagogische Hochschule, the Fachhochschule and the University of St.Gallen with discuss data and our footprint in the net, social media and education in childhood.

Science Café in St.Gallen: topics and data

  • 23 April 2014, 5.30 to 7 p.m. | Dementia – a challenge for relatives and the environment
  • 21 May 2014, 6 to 7 p.m. | The Eastern Swiss education landscape – where is it going?
  • 24 September 2014, 5.30 to 7 p.m. | The transparent human being – curse or blessing?
  • 29 October 2014, 5.30 to 7 p.m. | The art of being offline – how to use social media
  • 26 November 2014, 5.30 to 7 p.m. | Early, earlier, earliest childhood: when must education begin?

The discussion will take place in the St.GallenTextile Museum, Vadianstrasse 2. Everyone is welcome, admission will be free.

Picture: Science et Cité

Discover our special topics