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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Hans Küng and his Global Ethic Project

An evaluation of the obituaries on the death of Hans Küng on April 06, 2021 Hans Küng passed away...
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One of the Greatest Visionaries of Our Time – We Mourn the Death of Hans Küng. The Global Ethic Project lives on.

The Global Ethic Institute mourns the death of its inspirer, the founder of the Global Ethic Project, Prof. Dr....
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Lessons of the “Tübingen Way” in the Pandemic

On March 29, Mayor Boris Palmer spoke together with host Dr. Christopher Gohl about the learning experiences of the...
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Dr. Christopher Gohl in the Bundestag as of May

From May 2021, our colleague Dr. Christopher Gohl will replace Dr. Christian Jung from the Free Democratic Party (FDP)...
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Rethinking education at “Wirkung hoch 100”

A few months ago, the German Stifterverband and its anniversary initiative “Wirkung hoch 100” selected our World Citizen School...
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The Scope of Responsibility

An article by Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Hemel on corporate diligence and responsibility in the supply chain. It burns....
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