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Rethinking Economics Lugano

The Swiss national network of Rethinking Economics

What Economics Students Want in their Bachelor Studies

Report by RE Lausanne and oikos Lausanne

Every once in a while, a university must rethink their Bachelor curriculum to better match a new generation of students. Rethinking Economics Lausanne and oikos Lausanne conducted a survey of past and current students to evaluate and identify improvement opportunities in the Bachelor in Economics and Bachelor in Management programs of the University of Lausanne.

Our Board

Diego Gehrig ↗

Curriculum change and cooperation with the Universities

Lea Trogrlic ↗

Curriculum Change and internal education

Lorenz Keysser ↗

Curriculum Change and national / international coordination

Blog

  • Swiss National Gathering (Nov. 2021)

    Summary of the Workshop’s Approach and Outcomes, and of the Learnings from the Presentations on Feminism in Economics. On November 6th 2021, the Swiss network of Rethinking Economics met for its yearly National Gathering. The morning was focused on an internal workshop to brainstorm where we would like to be as a movement three years from now. The afternoon was centered around the topic of Feminism in Economics, with two economists invited to present their work on gender, feminism, and economics: Ana Costa-Ramón and Mascha Madörin. The insights from these two presentations are described further below. First, this blog will

  • Swiss Secondary Education Reform (Matura/maturité) — an open letter

    The Swiss Secondary Education is currently being reformed. Such a process last took place in 1994. This is an important moment to include more pluralism and considerations of sustainability in economics education at the secondary education level in Switzerland. The letter has been written with the support of Rethinking Economics Switzerland. There are two ways in which you can sign to support this, as a teacher or as an academic. For ease, we have placed the open letter also below. You will find additional French and German versions in the links above. Open letter from academics and teachers: Swiss secondary

  • What do economics students want for their Bachelor?

    Every once in a while, a university must rethink their Bachelor curriculum to better match a new generation of students. However, understanding the needs and desires of those young minds proves to be a complicated task. Rethinking Economics Lausanne and oikos Lausanne conducted a survey of past and current students to evaluate and identify improvement opportunities in the Bachelor in Economics and Bachelor in Management programs of the University of Lausanne. Overall, the students who answered the survey requested a more sustainable approach of economics/management, more opportunities to apply their skills, a more pronounced link with economic events, and more

Events

  • Summer School for Pluralism 2022

    This summer, join the summer school on feminist and ecological economics, organized by Plurale Ökonomik Zürich. It is open for all people interested in learning more about pluralist economics. The aim is to introduce different schools of thought, namely feminist and ecological economics, opening up new perspectives in economic thinking. All essential concepts will be worked out in adequate formats embedded into our summer school. For more advanced participants, our speakers will bring you an in-depth perspective into their research. Speakers include Irmi Seidl, Julia Steinberger, Janina Urban, and others. Find out more and sign up by following the link.

  • National Gathering 2021 of RE Switzerland! *SAVE THE DATE*

    Join us for our National Gathering 2021!Save the date to make sure that you will be able to join us.

  • Online Workshop: Intro to Plural Economics

    Join us for a fun and short introduction to plural economics. We will cover a few of the most important theories and we will try them out ourselves! This hands-on (or maybe heads-on?) will leave you with an idea of how different economic theories can enrich our understanding of economics! This is open to anyone, from a perfect newbie to anyone who would like to go back to basics as a refresher. It will take place on October 16th, between 14:00-15:00, on Zoom. More details will follow via e-mail. (So it is worth signing up! 😉 )