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

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...

Joint research with the Club of Rome

On April 4, 2022, our Global Ethic Research Group Finance and Economics and members of the Club of Rome...

Aesthetics & AI – New Publications by Professor Dierksmeier

Our former institute director Claus Dierksmeier, who is professor for “Globalization Ethics with Special Consideration of the Global Ethic...

10 Years of the Global Ethic Institute: Global Economic Responsibility as a Learning Program

Both potency and impotence, problems and solutions characterize our world. Global challenges require more than learning programs for responsibility....

Good leadership and ethical dilemmas

On March 18, 2022, the fourth Ambassador training took place for the fourth time the Global Ethic Institute. After...
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