The transfer of knowledge is a tradition in Davos: As early as 1878 the first grammar school was founded, and just a few years later the first research institute followed. Even the famous physicist Albert Einstein left his mark, with the Davos university courses . In 1972, the region of Davos together with public figures in Davos, established the foundation "Forum Davos". The resultant association Wissensstadt Davos was founded a good 30 years later, and is intended to ensure that Davos will continue to be a location for the generation of valuable knowledge in the future. The objective: To reinforce research and education in Davos, to create meeting platforms for inter and trans disciplinary exchanges and to further innovative training and further education offerings, courses and conferences. As the home of four internationally renowned research institutes (institute for snow and avalanche research (SLF), institute for allergy and asthma research (SIAF), AO research institute (joint venture for osteosynthesis issues), physical-meteorological observatorium and world radiation centre (PMOD)), Davos is highly significant to the international scientific and research community.
Over the years, the training facilities on offer in Davos have consistently increased. Two high schools are situated in Davos. The Swiss Alpine High School SAMD and the Swiss Sports Grammar School Davos SSGD. Further schools and courses complete the education and training options on offer in Davos.
Davos was the starting point for a new education concept. In 1921 the sculptor Philipp Modrow planned a ladies' university with tuition in the language Esperanto. However, the project failed. Today, the university courses in Davos remain legendary. They were opened in March 1928 by Albert Einstein. Present were 45 university lecturers and over 350 students from right across Europe.
All physicians and students of the clinical semester are entitled to participate in the Doctors’ Forum that takes place regularly in Davos. Different workshops on current topics are also organised. www.davoscongress.ch/aerzteforum
Davos has been hosting conventions since the 19th century and thus has evolved a rich system for the conventions. Even then, renowned guests and physicians from all over Europe lived in this mountain resort and exchanged expert knowledge at special conferences. In 1923, the physicians of Davos organised their first international convention.