Established by Pope Pius II in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland. Throughout its history, Basel and its university have been a central hub for creative, revolutionary and out-of-the-box thinking in all disciplines ranging from humanities with humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam, psychologist Carl Gustav Jung or philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to Mathematics with Leonhard Euler and natural sciences with the Bernoulli family, Paracelsus or 2017 Nobel laureate Jaques Dubochet who all studied, researched and/or taught here. Today the strong life-science cluster dominates economy and research.
It is our ambition to promote interdisciplinary discussions and communications across faculties, aiming at tackling the most challenging questions for the future together, in a productive and engaging, manner. We want to provide space for inputs, presented by experts in the field and a consecutive discourse on a monthly basis during the semester as well as to encourage networking between members. We additionally hope to encourage the organization of social events and cultural experiences.