International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

Research at the IZEW

Scientific findings and technologies are fundamentally changing the way we live. These developments bring with them complex ethical issues that require an interdisciplinary and integrative approach: Only if researchers and ethics experts work together on current challenges can moral dimensions be clearly grasped and an appropriate ethical judgment be formed.
The IZEW has committed itself to this goal with its "Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities" programme: In numerous projects, scientists from a wide range of disciplines work together on pressing ethical issues. The focus is on three thematic areas.