Engelberg Dialogues

Engelberg Dialogues

Academia Engelberg Foundation

Sponsorship area

Education and training / Research


CHF 42,000

Sponsorship term



Academia Engelberg Foundation 
(Involving the cantons of Obwalden, Nidwalden, Lucerne, Schwyz and Zug, the municipality of Engelberg and SwissRe).



Engelberg Dialogue

Academia Engelberg has served as an interdisciplinary platform combining science, business, and politics since 2001. Young scientists are offered the opportunity to engage in detailed debates with experienced leaders regarding a specific conference topic.

The new generation of researchers develop their own concepts for the future and present them at the forum.

The transparent patient

What are known as the Engelberg Dialogues of 2019 were dedicated to the topic of "The Transparent Patient"

Digitisation allows a large amount of health data to be collected and allows this data to be shared easily. What can we make of this?
The state and commercial enterprises are almost imperceptibly gaining access to data such as blood sugar settings, cardiac arrhythmia, sleep profile, etc. Data on a large scale is provided by health apps or apps for self-optimisation. What happens to this data?

The importance of protecting the privacy of data tends to lose its importance.
The experts participating in the dialogue in 2019 were:

  • Giovanni Spitale, Research Assistant, Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. David Basin, Head Institute for Information Security in the Department of Computer Science, ETH Zürich
  • Prof. Dr. med. Nikola Biller-Andorno, Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich
  • Jasper Bouwsma, Member of MIDATA
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Buhmann, Computer Science ETH Zürich
  • Prof. Dr. iur. Thomas Petri, Data Protection Commissioner Bayern
  • Prof. em. Dr. iur. Paul Richli, Vice President Academia Engelberg
  • Prof. Dr. iur. Beat Rudin, Data Protection Commissioner Basel-Stadt