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Newsletter No 6/2019 - Let's Talk about Money: the Economics of Ethics in Higher Education

Editorial

Let's Talk about Money: the Economics of Ethics in Higher Education

By Christoph Stückelberger, Globethics.net President and Founder

money in education

Let's talk about money! "Show me your budget and accounts and I will tell you your ethical values" is a simple impact measurement rule. How much does a higher education institution spend on salaries, on buildings, on the discretionary fund of the Vice Chancellor, on marketing, on scholarships for poor students, on community outreach, on travel? And what is the national budget for education of a country? Financial constraints are often at the root of unethical praxis in universities and in the education system as a whole. Therefore, in order to transform higher education to become more ethical, we need to understand and influence its economic foundations.

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Upcoming

ETHICS for success Sala de conferencias - Seminario Internacional sobre Ética en la Educación Superior en Buenos Aires Save the date
Ethics Education - Strategy for Success
When: 28-30 August 2019 

Where: Geneva, Switzerland
What: Workshop 

 

Seminario Internacional de Ética en la Educación Superior, una dimensión transversal 
When: 21-22 Octubre 2019 
Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina
What: International Conference

World Teachers' Day: 5 October 2019

Global Ethics Day: 16 October 2019

Open Access Week: 21-27 October 2019

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Library

Candle darkness
Article of the month: The dazzling darkness of God's triune Love
Hans Urs von Balthasar argued that "not only the faith but the heart, too, is wrapped up in a spiritless, conscientious and ultimately Pharisaic practice, a religion of dogmas and an enthusiasm for dogmas (the more that are defied, the better), a zeal for everything that can be seen, that is limited, calculable, and controlled."
 
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Academy

Course on ethics for teachers
Reserve your place now: Ethics in Higher Education for Teaching Professionals
When: 16 September 2019 
Where: Online
What: Online course

 
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Network Updates

 
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Lecture: Cyber Ethics and Cyber Law
Dr Christoph Stückelbeger gave a lecture on Cyber Ethics and Cyber Law to an audience of over 300 law students at Christ (deemed-to-be) University in Bangalore, India.
The Anglican Communion: new member of the Globethics.net Consortium
The Anglican Communion joined the Globethics.net Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education on 27 June 2019.  
Thinking space: ethics, environment and cities
Dr Obiora Ike was invited to give a keynote speech at the BMW Foundation 'thinking space' on the theme of the Good Life and Sustainable Cities 2030.
 
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Breakfast roundtable discussion on religion and development
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit together with Brot für die Welt and the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD), organised a roundtable in Brussels, Belgium to put Religion and Development on the European agenda.
The future of Nigeria in 2035
World experts came together to discuss the development of alternative scenarios for the development of Nigeria in 2035 during the workshop in Bonn, Germany.
Strengthening the network in India
Globethics.net has signed cooperation agreements with the University of Delhi, Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) and with Cyberlaw University® in India. 
 
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Publications

The Value of Critical Knowledge, Ethics and Education Mainstreaming Ethics in Higher Education, Vol. 1

The Value of Critical Knowledge, Ethics and Education
This book introduces six important conceptual tools developed by philosophers. The author develops each particular view in the different chapters with the aim to constitute at the end a concise, interesting and easily readable whole.

Mainstreaming Ethics in Higher Education, Vol. 1
The 30 chapters of this book form a panorama across various disciplines on five key themes integrating education or research ethics with 1) administration, 2) business/finance, 3) education, 4) environment, 5) justice and law
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Spirituality 4.0 at the Workplace and FaithInvest - Building Bridges Diaconia: An Introduction. Theological Foundation of Christian Service

Spirituality 4.0 at the Workplace and FaithInvest - Building Bridges
This book contains is the report of two International Conferences organised by the Geneva Agape Foundation, the World Council of Churches and the ACT Alliance on 20-22 January 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Diaconia: An Introduction. Theological Foundation of Christian Service
本书是关于教会服务事工作为社会帮助实践的导论。通过其圣经经文依据以及其在教会历史中发展的历史、最后结合服务事工工作的神学依据进行评判性的反省与阐述。
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