Change and continuity: Annual Report of the Liechtenstein Institute published

24 Jun 2024 - News
The Liechtenstein Institute can look back on a productive year, which was characterized by continuity in research and other academic activities as well as personnel changes. In the first half of the year, basic state funding was secured for the years 2024 to 2027. In late fall, Thomas Meier took over as the new director of the institute. He succeeded Christian Frommelt, who moved to the University of Liechtenstein.

The Institute's research activities focus on the four subject areas of history, politics, law and economics. The focus is on scientific questions of relevance to Liechtenstein and the region with the aim of better understanding the nature of "Liechtenstein", both internally and externally, and making it more comprehensible.

The Annual Report 2023 provides an up-to-date picture of the numerous activities of the Liechtenstein Institute. The Institute was once again able to make its presence felt with many notable scientific commissions, publications in international journals, the Institute's own publication series and events, which are also regularly picked up on in the local media. On the one hand, it is a testimony to the established perception of this institution and at the same time shows the enthusiasm for the topics on the part of the entire staff of the house on the Kirchhügel in Bendern.

Activities within the university network
In addition to the Liechtenstein Institute, the University of Liechtenstein and the Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein (UFL) also belong to the university network. The network made its first public appearance together in 2023 with the "Making research visible!" event held at the University of Liechtenstein. The jointly published magazine 1602 appeared for the fourth time.

Basic funding from the state
In 2023, the Liechtenstein Institute was able to secure the basic state funding essential for its activities for the years 2024 to 2027. However, the municipalities and foundations, institutions and private individuals are also important long-term supporters of the Institute.

The 2023 annual report can be viewed here.

Looking back on an eventful 2023: (from left to right) Thomas Meier, Director, Sieglinde Gstöhl, Chairwoman of the Scientific Council, and Guido Meier, President of the Liechtenstein Institute.