Press Release 050/2013

Ethics as “Compass“ in the Globalized World

Series of Presentations in the Summer Semester: Colloqium Fundamentale Focuses on Values in Society, Economics, and Science
Orientation by ethics? This question is in the focus of the presentations of ZAK in the summer semester. (Photo: Felix Grünschloss)

Progress and globalization make people face the new challenge of acting responsibly, “correctly”. Moral standards are in greater demand than ever. In the 2013 summer semester, the Colloqium Fundamentale of ZAK I Center for Applied Cultural Science and Studium Generale of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will concentrate on basic principles of today’s ethics. The series will be opened on Thursday, April 25, 18.30 hrs, by the newly appointed President of the Global Ethics Foundation and President of the State Court of Justice of Baden-Württemberg, Eberhard Stilz.


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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