|20.05.2021 : Imaginations/Dreams
The period of Student Life is for Prof.Dr.Hallier not only a time for learning but also to create as a young person dreams/imaginations: "It s a period of self-determined shaping the own personality: we have multiple choices to spend our time on different research fields and vocational skills: I did choose macro-economics with the special of developing countries as this was one of the big topics of the 68' generation of the last century" Hallier reflects his studies. "Therefore I also joined the student organization of AIESEC which created traineeships with companies at home for foreign students - and on a reciprocal basis we could go abroad - getting to know more about our target-countries" Hallier explained his traineeships and cultural trips of the summer-vacations 1968-1973 to Turkey, Israel, USA, South Africa and Japan. In the 70ies AIESEC as a student volunteer-organization exchanged about 5.000 students to 50 countries worldwide.
"On our 1973-trip to Japan we passed on the way to Tokyo on the south route coral islands in the Pacific Ocean and on the way home via Anchorage/Alaska the ice of the North Pole: our student band played Jazz life during the flights and we had free access to the cockpit of the plane! We were empowered by our challenges and had the feeling we could rock the whole world" Prof.Hallier remembers that time "Now in 2020/21 the big impact on student life is Corona and its lockdowns for studies, traineeships and job-opportunities! This will hit us mentally at least for one decade: because the damages for the souls and characters will be long-lasting" Prof.Hallier concludes his experiences and observations.