After addressing a speech to the professors, graduates and their families gathered in the Aula Magna on 8 October, Patric Raemy’s surprise was big when he was awarded for his academic work at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences. He revealed this came as a complete surprise. The award was ceremonially conferred on him on Monday 15.11. as part of the Dies academicus at the University of Freiburg. The new doctorate holder – who originally undertook an apprenticeship as an optician and has pursued an unconventional academic path – was absolutely delighted. “Have courage to question things, be curious and enjoy the few years of doctoral study with pragmatism and serenity. Don’t forget to ask philosophical and critical questions, because this is what ‘PhD’ stand for – Doctor in Philosophy.” was his advice to fellow students. In the sense of Pestalozzi, he remembered the university graduates and future doctoral students to not only focus on their heads, but also on their hearts and hands. In other words, to consider not only the intellectual, but also the emotional-affective and the pragmatic. This link to educational philosophy also fits to his current research work at SFUVET on new learning cultures.
15.11.2021: Dies academicus at the University of Fribourg