University Politics

IDEALiStiC Conference in Zurich

This morning we met with Stella, the Co-Secretary General of IDEALiStiC, to discuss the program of the upcoming conference. The acronym IDEALiStiC stands for IDEA League Students in Conference and brings together students from all IDEA League universities – namely TU Delft, RWTH Aachen, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Politecnico Milano and ETH Zurich – to launch initiatives and provide supportive advice to the IDEA League on issues such as teaching or student well-being. In addition, it organises two conferences per year, of which the first face-to-face conference since corona is now taking place in Zurich. This year, the focus is on European Universities 2050, with subtopics such as mental health, teaching and campus design. There will be workshops on these topics and the resulting ideas will then be bundled and put on paper at the General Assembly. As a change to the work phases and to promote exchange, there will be a varied social programme with a campus tour, a city tour and Älplermagronen (swiss-style mac’n cheese). We are now making room and meal reservations and are finalising the ETH delegation.