About us

 

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The majority of managers in Germany has an academic degree. However, leadership, and in particular leadership responsibilities and leadership ethics hardly play a role during their studies (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology). The joint project “Leadership Ethics as Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities” is funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation and aims at addressing this gap. With a revised definition of leadership and a self-developed concept for teaching ethics in the natural sciences, the research project has been offering seminars at the universities of the project partners since fall of 2020.

The goal of the joint project is to develop a range of courses, which discuss leadership ethics in STEM subjects (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology).The aim of the project’s teaching-learning formats is to identify and develop a teaching and learning arrangement that imparts competencies and knowledge required for ethical leadership to students in the STEM field. Thus, the project’s target group has specific requirements. It is necessary to take into account the organisational framework of the involved universities. A challenge will be to meet student’s interests as well as to prepare teaching methods and content for the targeted audience. Hence, the project’s solid foundation is a close cooperation between didactic in science and applied ethics which includes practical teaching experience.

Positive learning experiences are in close relation to the evaluation of their successes. Yet, this is a particular challenge in the area of "soft" competences. Therefore, the project has developed an empirically founded, theory-based and practice-oriented competence model as well as corresponding measuring instruments, which makes it possible to measure the effectiveness of teaching competences in leadership ethics. Both the teaching-learning arrangements and the evaluation instruments will be tested in form of pilot projects as part of the project.

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

University of Tübingen

The International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (Ehtics Center) is an interdisciplinary research center that raises ethical questions about science and humanity.
Its special focus is on the cooperation of researchers across disciplinary boundaries, the transfer of results of ethical research into the field of education, and the coordination of research networks. The Tübingen Ethics Centre is the only one of its kind in Germany with its own field of work on education. This work is based on close cooperation with various educational institutions. For example, Tübingen School of Education.

 

Working Group Chemistry Education
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

At the Jena campus, teaching courses such as lectures, teaching materials and a study platform are being developed in cooperation with the research group for chemistry education and the department of applied ethics. These are especially designed for master's and doctoral students from scientific and technical subjects and take into account the didactic challenges of the target group. The aim is to create a space in which participants can deal with leadership ethics in a practice-oriented way.

 

Center for Quality Assurance and Development (ZQ)

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

The central tasks of the ZQ lie in carrying out evaluations in the area of higher education institutes, providing support to young researchers, advising the subject areas and departments with regard to structural questions, providing support through university didactical measures, and the internal accreditation of degree courses as part of the system accreditation. Furthermore, the ZQ also carries out projects in the area of higher education institute and educational research, as well as evaluations of external programs and projects.

 

Wittenberg-Center for Global Ethics (WCGE)

Lutherstadt-Wittenberg

The WCGE is a non-profit think tank. We offer ethical orientations to current and future leaders to equip them with systematic analysis and decision-making schemes that can be applied in everyday work situations. We are an independent institution and take a global outlook. Our work is based on a long-standing tradition of academic research and the specific formats we offer include seminars, dialogue processes and research as well as teaching projects. We cooperate with politics, industry, science, civil society and the church.

 

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Dr. Cordula Brand

Project leader of the research project
Philosopher, Scientific Coordinator and Managing Director of the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

cordula.brand@uni-tuebingen.de

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

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Claudia Buir

Research associate
Center for Quality Assurance and Development (ZQ)
Implementation and evaluation of expert interviews 

claudia.buir@zq.uni-mainz.de

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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Jenny Dietrich

Research associate
International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

jenny.dietrich@izew.uni-tuebingen.de

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Katharina Fischer

Research associate
Center for Quality Assurance and Development (ZQ)
Implementation and evaluation of expert interviews 

katharina.fischer@zq.uni-mainz.de

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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Friederike Fröhlich

Research associate
Wittenberg-Center for Global Ethics

friederike.froehlich@wcge.org

Wittenberg-Center for Global Ethics

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Tom Lichtwer

Research associate
Working Group Chemistry Education, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

tom.lichtwer@uni-jena.de

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

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Dr. Uta Müller

Project leader of the research project
Philosopher and Head of the Department of Education and Ethics at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

uta.mueller@uni-tuebingen.de

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

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Prof Dr. Thomas Potthast

Project leader of the research project
Philosopher and Biologist
Holder of the chair for "Ethics, Theory and History of the Life Sciences" at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Tübingen.
Speaker of the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

potthast@uni-tuebingen.de

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

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PD Dr. Lisa Schmalzried

Research associate
Academic director of the doctoral program "Ethics and Good Corporate Governance" at the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics and private lecturer at the University of Lucerne

lisa.schmalzried@wcge.org

Wittenberg-Center for Global Ethics

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Gruppen und Porträt Aufnahmen, Ethikzentrum, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, aufgenommen am 14.01.2020. Foto: Anne Günther/FSU

Prof. Dr. Uwe Schmidt

Professorship for Higher Education Research
Head of the Centre for Quality Assurance and Development
Head of the office of the higher education evaluation network

Development of an instrument for measuring competence

uwe.schmidt@zq.uni-mainz.de

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Ulrich Schneider

Research associate
Working Group Chemistry Education,
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

ulrich.schneider@uni-jena.de

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Andreas Suchanek

Prof. Dr. Andreas Suchanek

Holder of the Dr. Werner Jackstadt Chair of Business and Corporate Ethics at HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management and board member of the Wittenberg-Center for Global Ethics

andreas.suchanek@hhl.org

Wittenberg-Center for Global Ethics

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Dr. Marcel Vondermaßen

Research associate
International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

marcel.vondermassen@uni-tuebingen.de

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Volker Woest

Prof. Dr. Volker Woest

Professor for chemistry didactics
Head of the working group at the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Working Group Chemistry education

volker.woest@uni-jena.de

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Research Assistance

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Lisa-Magdalena Hojczyk

Research assistant
Working Group Chemistry Education,
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Christian Kroll WCGE

Christian Kroll

Research assistant
Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics

PhD student in the PhD program "Ethics and Good Corporate Governance" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons (University of Mannheim)

christian.kroll@wcge.org

Wittenberg-Center for Global Ethics

Former researchers and assistances

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Dr. Clemens Hoffmann

Research associate
Working Group Chemistry Education,
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

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Dr. Luzia Sievi

Research associate
International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

luzia.sievi@izew.uni-tuebingen.de

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

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Mara Bindi

Research assistant
Center for Quality Assurance and Development (ZQ)

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

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Cora Henßge

Research assistant
Working Group Chemistry Education,
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Valentin Huber

Valentin Huber

Research assistant
Working Group Chemistry Education,
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

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Geraldine Klatt

Research assistant
Working Group Chemistry Education,
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

 

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Erik Reinhold

Research assistant
Working Group Chemistry Education,
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Johanna Jurgeleit

Johanna Jurgeleit

Research assistant
Working Group Chemistry Education,
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

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Clara Seibold

Research assistant
Center for Quality 
Assurance and Development (ZQ)

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Nicola Weiß

Nicola Karolin Weiß

Research assistant
International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)
Freelancing Trainer for rhetoric and communication

Eberhard Karls University Tübingen


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