On Monday, 15.05.2017 the participants started in their working groups. Some groups had special introduction lectures, others workshops to get start with their topics. After Dinner there was the “Fair Fair”, a NGO-fair and quite a new project for ISWI. From 7.00 to 7.45 p.m. we started with a panel […]

Monday, the 15th of May: Working Groups and the “Fair ...


The Sunday morning started with an interesting lecture by Bernard Lietaer. His lecture focused on ways to make the global financial system more sustainable. Afterwards we had a lecture held by Alicia Cabezudo. She told us some interesting stories of her school days. In her lecture she explained that the […]

Sunday, the 14th: more lectures and the World Food Festival


Yesterday was the start of the ISWI 2017. We are happy to welcome our participants in Ilmenau. In the beginning there was the „Fair Play“ on and around the campus of TU Ilmenau. Our participants showed their skills in different exercises in teams and had the first chance to get […]

Saturday, the 13th: ISWI 2017 started



Please note that the keynote lectures of Alicia Cabezudo and Kumi Naidoo have changed places. Also the panel discussion will now take place in the Audimax (not Helmholtz Building, but Humboldt Building).

Changes in the Timetable


Friday is over and we are happy about the 257 participants who have arrived until now. We hope you all had a nice trip, and we are very much looking forward to making ISWI 2017 a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We had a superb day of welcoming people from 70 different countries; […]

Friday, the 12th: Arrival Day


The ISWI 2017 Infobook contains the most relevant information on ISWI 2017 including group work topics and guidelines on the application process. You can download it here as a PDF. Feel free to send it to anyone who is interested or print it out!

ISWI 2017 Infobook available



Taste the world: an exciting journey through Earth’s cultures with plenty of tasty delicacies, traditional songs and dances – this is the World Food Festival. Meet interesting people from all over the world and dive deep into the culture of other countries. The ISWI World Food Festival invites you to […]

World Food Festival


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