Current Researchprojects

URPP ITINERARE: Innovative Therapies in Rare Diseases – Challenges and Opportunities

Leadership: Prof. Dr. Janine Reichenbach, Prof. Dr. Olivier Devuyst, Prof. Dr. Matthias Baumgartner
Duration: 2021 – 2032

There is large demand for innovative therapies for rare diseases as well as initiatives informing and sensitizing society. One the one hand, the URPP aims at driving such therapies forward. On the other hand, it will answer ethical-legal and pedagogical questions surrounding therapies of rare diseases. The Institute of Social Ethics is involved in the URPP with an own subproject on justice-aspects in research and therapy of rare diseases.


URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded

Leadership: Prof. Dr. Andrea Büchler
Duration: 2021 – 2028

Reproduction is not a question of fate anymore, but rests upon deliberate decisions. The URPP «Human Reproduction Reloaded» researches into decisions on parenthood: it's legal, medical, and social conditions as well as consequences for individuals, family, society, and economy.



The Moral Significance of Human Vulnerability
Leadership: Prof. Dr. Michael Coors
Duration: 2018 - 2020
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Religion, Digitalization, Hegemony

Perspectives of narration- and imagninationtheory on the religious dimensions of a culture of digitality.

Leadership: Prof. Dr. Michael Coors
Duration: 2020 – 2021

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