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

The Data Literacy Charter: Shaping educational processes together for the 21st century

Published on February 12, 2021 This post first appeared on the Blog of the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung. Authors: Dr. Henning...
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Lecture series – Weltethos Talk of the Town: “What can we in Tübingen learn from the Covid crisis?”

The Covid crisis triggered a variety of learning processes in Tübingen and around the world. In our public lecture...
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“Cultures of Humanity”

The China Centre Tübingen, the Erich Fromm Institute, and the Weltethos Institute are planning more joint events. In Tübingen,...
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“From Humanistic to Mechanistic Economics – and Back?”

The former director of the Institute, Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier, has published an essay on the fundamental connection between...
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Financial Populism Using the Example of GameStop

The controversy surrounding the subreddit “Wallstreetbets” and GameStop stock have been causing a stir in social networks and also...
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Director Ulrich Hemel signs Data-Literacy-Charta

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Hemel is the first signatory to a charter initiated by the Stifterverband, which formulates a...
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Weltethos Ambassador Day

Weltethos Ambassador Day

You want to anchor common values in your company? You’d like to have methods with...