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Reboot the Future Golden Rule Leadership Masterclass

Reboot the Future Golden Rule Leadership Masterclass

In collaboration with Reboot the Future, Franklin University Switzerland’s Master of Science and Arts students last week engaged in a series of workshops, seminars and guest lectures under title of “Golden Rule Leadership Masterclass”. 


A 4-day laboratory of ethical and  values-based conversations, where the Golden Rule standed for "treating others and the planet as you would wish to be treated."

Micro to Macro Workshop

Micro to Macro Workshop

This session aims to be interactive and curate an environment of active  questioning, rethinking, and innovation. 


The project team believes in  the power  of collaboration, a trans-disciplinary approach, and challenging the boundaries of what's possible.

Winners of the 2020/21 Executive Award dedicated to the 7 human virtues.

Winners of the 2020/21 Executive Award dedicated to the 7 human virtues.

Executive Award that highlights the award-winners Adam Stanford (Presidential Council) but also Tamara Erez (Advisory Board Taylor Institute).


Franklin University Switzerland is also an institutional partner of the award

EMBA in China is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

EMBA in China is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

The Taylor Institute at Franklin University Switzerland is dedicated to scientific research, innovation, and corporate  partnerships at home and abroad. 


We continue to invest in our academic  programs and the Franklin educational experience to strengthen our  alumni network and deepen our connections around the globe.

TAYLOR INSTITUTE INTERNSHIP

TAYLOR INSTITUTE INTERNSHIP

TAYLOR INSTITUTE INTERNSHIP


The Taylor Institute is looking for an ambitious, open-minded and versatile intern with an interest for online communication for the following new opening.....

Franklin in the top 50 WURI rankings of 2021

Franklin in the top 50 WURI rankings of 2021

Franklin in the top 50 WURI rankings of 2021


2021 marks the second year of the World Universities with Real Impact (WURI) ranking,  and enthusiasm was in the air at Franklin University Switzerland on  Thursday, June 10, when our community joined in on the 2021 WURI Online  Conference to witness the new award rankings.

WURI Rankings 2021

WURI Rankings 2021

On June 10, 2021, the results of the international ranking of World Universities with Real Impact, WURI were presented in an online conference. 


This innovative university ranking is organized by the Institute for Policy and Strategy on National Competitiveness (IPSNC) in South Korea and sponsored by four organizations:


- Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU) in the Netherlands;

- The Institute for Industrial Policy Studies (IPS) in Seoul, South Korea;

- The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva, Switzerland;

- The Taylor Institute of Franklin University (FUS) Switzerland in Lugano.

Interview with Dr. iur. Roberta Arnold by Luciana Vazquez

Interview with Dr. iur. Roberta Arnold by Luciana Vazquez

Interview with Dr. iur. Roberta Arnold by Luciana Vazquez


Roberta Arnold is currently a legal consultant on International Humanitarian Law, IHL and Counterterrorism. From writing for a local newspaper as a summer intern during her school days to a dream of reporting crimes against humanity, Prof. Arnold is tackling the biggest questions of conflict resolution today. It was a very enriching and thoughtful conversation I was able to have with her and I learned so much about her opinion on political and social matters.  

The World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) ranking 2021

The World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) ranking 2021

WURI 2021 Ranking will be presented at the Second WURI Conference,

Sponsored by UNITAR and other organizations


The World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) ranking 2021, which seeks to assess the innovativeness of universities for the future, will be presented on June 10, 2021, at 3 pm (CET)/10 pm (KST) in both Switzerland and South Korea.

Interview with Harold E. Doley III by Luciana Vazquez

Interview with Harold E. Doley III by Luciana Vazquez

Interview with Harold E. Doley III 

by Luciana Vazquez


Mr. Harold E. Doley, III is the third of his legacy, since his grandfather and his father have also been named Harold Doley. Along with their similar names, their successes and accomplishments in life have been all very impressive and impactful. (Must admit, I did a little unintentional peeking at his father’s background, too!) 


Mr. Doley is a natural leader and adventure seeker. At age 15 when his father, Mr. Doley Jr., got his dream to work in Africa as the African Development Bank’s U.S. representative, Mr. Doley, III was preparing to apply to boarding schools and found the one that would change his life.

Taylor Institute second Long-Life Learning Scholar Sana Tajangi 23

Taylor Institute second Long-Life Learning Scholar Sana Tajangi 23

Student Spotlight on Sana Tajangi ‘23


Sana Tajangi ‘23 is a first-year student from Tehran, Iran. She learned  about Franklin from a friend, and although she initially had other  college plans, the more she discovered about Franklin the more she was  convinced it was the perfect place for her, both academically and personally. 


Building close relationships with caring staff and professors beyond the classroom has made Sana’s university's first  impact an incredible experience.

Doughnut Economics & Rethinking Economy

Doughnut Economics & Rethinking Economy

oikos Lugano


Founded in March of 2021, oikos Lugano is an up and coming chapter in Switzerland’s Italian speaking region of Ticino.


This event will focus on how we measure the success of modern economies.  Leonardo Conte will present the doughnut model of economics, which  seeks to incorporate planetary boundaries with societal necessities.


Thursday, April 15th at 5:30pm in partnership with oikos and Sustainability Week Lugano