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Fifteen years living ethics-same passion, new logo new logo

This year is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. Throughout these years, the world has evolved and changed. has changed too.

The origins – 2004

The organisation as we know it today started with a vision, inspired by a series of meetings held at the World Summit on the Information Society in 2003. The vision was to create a global ethics network based on three pillars: ethics, development and the internet.

One year later, in August 2004, a workshop was organised in Bossey, Switzerland. During this workshop, a group of twenty-five persons, which included professors of ethics, development practitioners and officials of international organisations, developed the goals, research principles, network design and data collection methods that came together to form the profile of

On 28 August 2004, driven by the conviction to give equal access to knowledge resources to all in the field of ethics, was founded.

Fifteen years later – 2019

Today, still shares the same conviction and the same passion focused on ethics in education. Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, believes that ethics in higher education holds the key to build stronger institutions and sustainable societies. Access to information and knowledge enables critical thinking and ethics in higher education strengthens values-driven decisions. works for empowering teachers and professionals, encouraging students and supporting institutions to lead by example and act with integrity to transform the society into a value-based society.

New image, same passion

The new logo signifies a new era in the story. When started, it was a modest online library on applied ethics. Today, it is the largest online library on ethics; a publishing house that provides teachers and professionals with a platform to share their knowledge and a network of thousands of registered participants with a common interest in ethics.

Since 2017, has focused on higher education as the vehicle for disseminating knowledge about ethics. For this reason, it has expanded its services to feature online courses and training on the integration of ethics into different areas.