University for everyone Dies academicus

Review of the Dies academicus 2018

At the 184th Dies academicus of the University of Bern seven people were awarded an honorary doctorate and nine people were given academic awards.

Das Stadttheater Bern bot eine würdige Kulisse für den 184. Dies academicus.
The Stadttheater Bern (Bern Theatre) was a worthy setting for the 184th Dies academicus. © University of Bern / Photo: Ramon Lehmann

In his address, Rector Christian Leumann focused on the future of teaching and the influence of digitisation. The new Director of Education of the Canton of Bern, Christine Häsler, gave her first speech at the Dies academicus. Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank and alumnus of the University of Bern, stressed the importance of the education system for Switzerland's success. Valentina Achermann, board member of the StudentInnenschaft der Universität Bern (SUB), called for more equal opportunities at the university.

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Honors

Seven people were awarded an honorary doctorate at the 184th Dies academicus of the University of Bern.

Prizes

Nine people were given academic awards at the Dies academicus 2018.