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.

Subscribe to the newsletter Become a member Become an ambassador

Latest news

Weltethos Pitch Day

Following on from Hans Küng’s ideas, we at the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen, together with...
more

Does AI help or harm?

On April 25, we hosted Prof. Dr. Peter G. Kirchschläger, Director of the Institute for Social Ethics ISE at...
more

Nine new Ambassadors at the ninth training course

How can we recognize and deal with ethical conflicts in the workplace? How can we sharpen our ethical judgment...
more

Affordable and climate-friendly housing? – A review of the event

The housing sector needs a socio-ecological transformation. In times of acute housing shortages and a pressing climate crisis, new...
more

Global Ethic in Practice

For the second time, teachers from the Global Ethic Institut were invited to hold a seminar at the TUM...
more

The Inclusivity Index – On the way to a humane globalization

We all hope for a world in which we can achieve a healthy balance between economic, social, ecological and...
more