European Graduate School

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European Graduate School
TypeGraduate School; Private; Not-for-profit
Established1994
FoundersPaolo Knill, Wolfgang Schirmacher
Parent institution
The European Graduate School Foundation [1]
PresidentHubertus von Amelunxen
DeanMargo Fuchs Knill (AHS), Stephen K. Levine (AHS), Christopher Fynsk (PACT)
Location
Leuk, Switzerland (Administrative Office); Saas-Fee, Switzerland; Valletta, Malta
Websitewww.egs.edu
Flag of the city of Leuk, Switzerland

The European Graduate School (EGS) is a private graduate school that operates in two locations: Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and Valletta, Malta.

It was founded in 1994 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland by the Swiss scientist, artist, and therapist, Paolo Knill.[2][3] It was co-founded by the Swiss Canton of Valais, which is represented in its board.[4]

The school initially offered programs in Expressive Arts Therapy, as part of a broader initiative to develop a network of training institutes in Expressive Arts Therapy.[5][6] A division of Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought was subsequently[when?] established by Wolfgang Schirmacher.[2][7]

EGS is licensed as a university in Malta[8] and is recognized in the Swiss canton where it operates,[9] but is not recognized by the Swiss University Conference, the main regulatory body for universities in Switzerland.[10] In the US, the State of Texas includes the European Graduate School on its published list of institutions that issue "fraudulent or substandard degrees" and notes that it is illegal to use an EGS degree to obtain employment within the state.[11]

Teaching is mostly remote, with required attendance for short periods at the school; ad hoc meetings in various cities also take place.[12]

Notable faculty members have included Giorgio Agamben,[13] Chantal Akerman,[14] Pierre Alféri[15] Judith Butler,[16] Achille Mbembe,[17] Avital Ronell,[18] and Sandy Stone.[19]

Notable alumni and attendees have included John Maus,[20] Gael García Bernal,[21] and Bruce Barber.[22]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "EGS European Graduate School Foundation - Saas-Fee". Moneyhouse.ch. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  2. ^ a b Zurbriggen, Andreas (2015-08-19). "Universitätsstadt Saas-Fee" [University Town Saas-Fee]. Walliser Bote (in German).
  3. ^ Levine, Ellen; Levine, Stephen K.; Knill, Paolo, eds. (2005). Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. p. 256. ISBN 1 84642 032 6.
  4. ^ Universitäre Institute und weitere Stiftungen
  5. ^ Levine, Ellen; Levine, Stephen K., eds. (1999). Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives. London. pp. 9–10. ISBN 1 85302 463 5.
  6. ^ Atkins, Sally (2005). "Artists in Community: The Black Mountain College and the White Mountain Graduate School". POIESES: A Journal of the Arts and Communications. 7: 108–124.
  7. ^ Dalli, Miriam (2015-06-22). "Swiss grad school seeks university status in Malta". Malta Today. Malta. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  8. ^ "List of Licensed Institutions and Accredited Courses > Universities". Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  9. ^ Canton du Valais Formation et recherche universitaires Page accessed April 7, 2016
  10. ^ "swissuniversities". Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  11. ^ "THECB Fraudulent/Substandard Institution List as of 4/18/2018". Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  12. ^ Zurbriggen, Andreas (2015-08-19). "Universitätsstadt Saas Fee" [University Town Saas Fee]. Walliser Bote (in German). Der Kontakt wird dabei online hergestellt oder bei Fakultätstreffen in sogenannten «Hubs» – dezentralen Einrichtungen der Universität, die in Städten aufgebaut werden, wo besonders viele EGS- Studenten leben[...]
  13. ^ Kuhn, Albert (2005). "Interview mit einem schellen Brüter" [Interview with a speedy Breeder]. LEARNing Landscapes (in German). 45. Archived from the original on 2017-01-21. oder die Philosophen Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou und ich. Wir drei sind befreundet. Wir treffen uns dort jedes Jahr, sind engagiert für drei Wochen [...]
  14. ^ Haber, John. Chantal Akerman: Bordering on Fiction. Haber Arts.
  15. ^ University of Buffalo.Bilingual reading by Pierre Alféri Accessed: August 4th, 2011
  16. ^ European Graduate School, faculty.[1] Accessed: October 10th, 2018
  17. ^ European Graduate School, faculty.[2] Accessed: October 10th, 2018
  18. ^ European Graduate School, faculty.[3] Accessed: October 10th, 2018
  19. ^ "USCS Alumni placement". Archived from the original on 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  20. ^ Wappler, Margaret (2013-11-26). "Fifteen suppositions from John Maus on art, music, blowing up cities on film and Ariel Pink". Archived from the original on 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  21. ^ Tsoler, Tekeyan (2013-11-26). "Documentary Filmmaking and Social Change". The Link. Archived from the original on 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  22. ^ "Bruce Barber at NSCAD". Archived from the original on 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-03-21.

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