History and organisation of the Centre for Ethics

The Centre for Ethics unites the Institute for Social Ethics (Faculty of Theology), the Ethics Research Institute (Faculty of Philosophy) and the Institute for Biomedical Ethics (Faculty of Medicine). The Institute for Social Ethics was founded by Arthur Rich in October 1964. The Ethics Research Institute came into being in 1989. It owes its existence to an appropriated donation by the Arnold Corti Stamm Foundation. The Institute for Biomedical Ethics was founded in 2006. Further information about ethics in research and teaching can be found on the websites of the different institutions working together at the Centre for Ethics.