- Four more to go?
Let’s be real, I haven’t been quite in tune with the iteinary, so I really don’t know how many more institutions we have left to visit. But so far, in three days, we have visited the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, University of Basel, The Basel School or Design, and University of Strasbourg. These experiences have been exhausting, but incredibly rewarding. Each place has been so unique and morphing my perception of higher education.
We have been discussing a wide range of topics, but these are the topics from the different visits that have stuck out to me: citizen science, sustainability, colonial informatics, politics, and identity themes.
Switzerland holds such a unique role in Europe, particularly in education and that was perfectly highlighted with our visit to a French institiutstion. We will also brighten the contrast with an upcoming visit to an Italian institution. I am loving all of the global perspectives, including those from the people sitting next to me on the train.