Breakfast with Hans-Jochen Schiewer


(14.09.17)

“Knowledge is one of the best weapons against euroscepticims, because knowledge knows no frontiers”,

said Michel Deneken, president of the University of Strasbourg, during our breakfast with Hans-Jochen Schiewer, president of the European Campus and rector of the University of Freiburg.

Mr Schiewer presented MEPs the European Campus, a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation aimed at creating “the first European University”, which brings together the Universities of Basel, Freiburg, Haute-Alsace, and Strasbourg and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

In this sense, Mr Schiewer explained our members how the five universities are trying to take cross-border cooperation in research and teaching to a new level  and, in this way, gain a key advantage in the international competition for the best minds and ideas.

Indeed, with the expertise and potential of 15,000 researchers and 11,000 PhD-candidates as well as 115,000 students, the European Campus expands into a science and research area without walls and borders and with an international reach.