Four of our outstanding students, Ada, Ketevan, Zuzanna, and Ales, were selected to participate in the Villars Symposium from the 27th to the 30th of June, organised by Villars Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. It was a four-day event where our students had the chance to participate in a range of plenary sessions and workshops led by notable representatives in their fields of expertise.
Each day, our fellows attended integrational workshops on topics of their interest and joined a range of interactive plenary discussions, such as prospering within planetary boundaries, critical skills for the planet's future, the power of nature's narrative, a net-zero and nature-positive economy, and the power of adventure to protect the planet.
They also had the unique opportunity to listen to the Distinguished Lecture by Professor Didier Queloz, the 2019 Nobel Laureate in Physics for discovering 51 Pegasi b, the first extrasolar planet orbiting a Sun-like star, 51 Pegasus, located 50.6 light-years (15.5 parsecs) from Earth in the constellation of Pegasus.
Our students quickly formed new global friendships and returned inspired, with a commitment to make a change in local communities.
In September, they will share what they have learned with all Akademeia students. Congratulations once again!