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banner International Conference 2021 on Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in Higher Education – for the World We Want to Shape

This is the second in our Building New Bridges Together conferencing series started in 2020 and spans two events with the invitation to participate in one or both.

  • 9-10 November 2021 in the context of the DigiEduHack 2021 will launch the conference process with expert speakers and the invitation to all taking part to engage in hackathon challenges on the topics of inclusion, equity and diversity. Registration details forthcoming.
  • 10 December 2021 the creative results of the hackathon will be presented and engaged. Register here. Your participation in both events is free of charge. Certificates are available for free with your participation and completion of the conference evaluation form. More details will be sent to participants by email soon and you can follow developments on the conference webpage here:



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Heidi Hadsell - in the Spotlight

Save Food, Save the Planet and Walk with the Earth – International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
On 29 September 2021, the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was observed for the second time.
In the Spotlight: Heidi Hadsell
Get to know Heidi Hadsell, former President of Hartford Seminary and Professor of Ethics. Learn more about her involvement with and her experiences teaching ethics over the course of her career in different institutions. 

Academy - A Learning Journey with Ethics as the Compass

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Chinese building - Journal of Sino-Western Studies

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Because values matter: set to launch new global ranking system is currently working on a groundbreaking project addressing a significant gap in established international university ranking systems.
Learning for Responsible Global Citizenship – Introducing the New Semester’s Course Programme
The new academic year 2021-2022 was opened with an information session for participants, course instructors and a broader interested public on 15 September 2021.
Crafting the Future: Academic Committee Accompanies Academy’s Accreditation Process and Welcomes New Member
The Board of Foundation’s Academic Committee met on 24 September 2021 for its second annual meeting.

Online courses starting soon, reserve your place


Artificial intellegence - Cyber espace

Cyber Ethics
Starting date:
18 October 2021

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Interreligious Cooperation for Peace - Cultural Studies
Starting date:
18 October 2021

A new and different Summer School

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Call for Collaboration and Request for Proposals: Summer School for Emerging Educators 2022 Academy is inviting Consortium members, Pool of Experts members and all interested higher education institutions around the globe to collaborate on its hybrid Summer School project to be offered end of the second quarter 2022 with one common virtual programme and several onsite events hosted by partnering institutions.  


Library - Find the Resources You Need

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pile of books - book of the month - Journal of Sino-Western Studies

Pile of books in library - Book of the month

New items in the Latin American ethics and theology collections
These collections focus on Latin American ethics, Christianity and theologies with documents mainly in Spanish and Portuguese.
Book of the month: Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights
This book analyses the interplay of sustainable development and human rights from different perspectives such as poverty, health, or gender equality, among others.
Library tip: How to log into the Library using Single-Sign-On
Learn how to use the new login on the library and connect to the rest of services.

Publications - Read everywhere

Book Cover - Corruption-free Religions are Possible. Integrity, Stewardship, Accountability

Ética del agua: Perspectivas éticas en torno al uso y la gestión sustentables y equitativos del agua como recurso 

Benoît Girardin/Evelyne Fiechter-Widemann

Book cover - Corruption-free Religions are Possible. Integrity, Stewardship, Accountability

Corruption-free Religions are Possible. Integrity, Stewardship, Accountability

Christoph Stückelberger

crops lesotho - call for papers for walking with the Earth

Extended deadline - Call for Contributions: Walking with the Earth Publications has extended the deadline till 21 October for the call for contributions for the book 'Walking with the Earth: Intercultural Perspectives on Ethics of Ecological caring'. 

 Check all the publications »

Events - Coming soon ...

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Virtual International Conference on "Enhancing teaching competencies through professional ethics”
When: 7-8 October 2021
Where: Online 
What:  Conference 
Blue Table Webinar: Ethics and Economy
When: 20 October 2021
Where: Online
What:  Webinar 
7° Congreso Internacional de Bioética: Bioética y diálogo de saberes
When: 20-22 October 2021
Where: Online 
What:  Webinar
African Church Assets Programme (ACAP IV), Kenya National Workshop
When: 21-22 October 2021
Where: Online and onsite 
What:  Workshop


Network Updates

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“Let us really see what peace can do” urges President joins over 200 organisations as a signatory of International Day of Peace 2021 statement.
Ethics for a balanced world webinar with Uniminuto University
As universities and higher education institutions prepare themselves and welcome students to the new academic year, the effects and disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic remain a part of their reality alongside the social and economic inequalities and global imbalances that the pandemic has brought to the fore.

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