Institute of the Weltethos Foundation
at the University of Tübingen

Welcome to the Weltethos Institute!

The Weltethos Institute (also Global Ethic Institute) is a research and teaching institution at the University of Tübingen with the aim of anchoring value orientation and trust in business and society.

The focus is on offering competence in learning about identity and encounter, as well as ethical language and action in the age of globalization. As part of Hans Küng’s “Global Ethic Project“, the Institute addresses the following question in various ways: Under what conditions can we survive together in cultural, ideological and religious diversity on an habitable earth and shape our individual and social life in a humane way?

To this end, dialogue learning programmes are developed for students and people in organisations and companies. For example, the Global Ethic Ambassador Program for managers or our World Citizen School’s Social Innovation Program for young leaders and student initiatives.

Through research, teaching and transfer into practice, we are committed in this way to a culture of sustainable economic activity for fellow citizens, the environment and posterity.

The director of the institute is theologian and entrepreneur Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Hemel.
The institute is supported by the Karl Schlecht Foundation.

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Latest news

Shaping megatrends in a humane way

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Hemel was invited to a think tank of UNIAPAC, the world federation of Christian business...

The second Global Ethic Community Day

More than a year has passed since the first Global Ethic Community Day. On July 20, Global Ethic Ambassadors...

Cooperation with USIL University in Peru

On September 8, Ulrich Hemel, Director of the Global Ethic Institute and Ramiro Salas, Grand Chancellor of the Universidad...

Rector of the University of Tübingen, Bernd Engler, becomes President of the Global Ethic Foundation

After the end of his term as Rector of the University of Tübingen, Prof. Dr. Bernd Engler takes over...

Reinforcement for the Institute

In June and July we gained new staff members for the Global Ethic Institute. One of them will be...

The Winners of the 1st Global Ethic Pitch Day

On June 1, 2022, the Global Ethic Pitch Day took place for the first time. Six startups were invited...