The Liberal Institute is dedicated in part to the support and promotion of the liberal thinkers of tomorrow. The network, the events and the publications of the Liberal Institute offer inquisitive students ideal conditions for exploring the idea of liberty.

Beside the introduction to the substantial intellectual tradition of liberalism, the focus lies on the investigation and development of liberal concepts and theories. The Liberal Institute seeks to instill critical, independent and also unconventional thinking.

The Liberal Institute runs an essay contest with cash prizes, giving students the opportunity to actively explore the ideas of liberty. At its Zurich site, the Institute maintains a Library of Liberty, which is available to students, researchers, and other interested parties.