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European Research Network on Philanthropy

University of LiechtensteinUniversität Liechtenstein (University of Liechtenstein) – Network of  Universities of Small Countries and Territories

Center for Philanthropy



Christian Meyn

Center for Philanthropy, University of Liechtenstein

email: christian.meyn@

The Center for Philanthropy at the University of Liechtenstein was established in 2018. It is based in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Major academic disciplines are law and empirical studies. Key research topics are charitable foundations, volunteering, and donations. Research questions that are being addressed by the centre are, among others:


  • What does the philanthropic landscape in Liechtenstein look like?
  • Which are the major global developments in philanthropy with relevance for the civic sector in Liechtenstein?
  • How can charitable foundations maximise their impact?
  • To which extent and for what purposes do citizens in Liechtenstein volunteer?
  • How does the legal, fiscal, and societal environment for philanthropy in Liechtenstein compare to other countries?