Global Ethics Forum 2016

Higher Education – Ethics in Action
The Value of Values across Sectors

Global Ethics Forum 2016
23-25 June 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland

Many thanks for those who attended the conference.

The focus of the Global Ethics Forum 2016 Conference was on ethics and responsible leadership in higher education. This is in line with's new Strategy 2016-2020 and with its principle thematic focus on ethics in education and on research ethics as a sub-theme.

2016 Full Report now available

Global Ethics Forum 2016 cover

The Global Ethics Forum 2016 report is the fruit of a two-and-a-half-day dialogue between experienced speakers and 165 participants from over 55 countries, who shared their experience and good practices in plenary sessions and workshops.

This report is available online and in print. Please note that you can order the print version with 50% discount until 6 December 2016.

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General information

The Global Ethics Forum 2016 group picture
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The Global Ethics Forum is a truly global, solution-focused and cross-sectoral event.  
Trust is the most important currency of our times. Destruction of trust immediately leads to destruction of social, emotional and financial values, as we can sadly witness in public scandals. One remedy to address this is to encourage and enable responsible leaders and responsible leadership. 
Higher education's core function in society is to prepare our future workers, including leaders (teaching) and advancing knowledge for the common good (research). 
How can we preserve this crucial role in light of the increasing commercialisation and financial pressure as well as unethical trends in higher education such as corruption and fraud?  
The Global Ethics Forum will provide the opportunity to learn from experienced speakers in plenary sessions and workshops around four areas: 
Teaching - reflection and action to integrate responsibility in teaching in order to transform students into responsible citizens and future leaders;
Research - reflection and action to integrate responsibility in research;
Governance - reflection and action to turn the spotlight back on to the institutions themselves, in order to become pioneers as values-driven organisations; and
Society - reflection and action to integrate the notion of responsibility in the discussion with higher education's main stakeholders.
We are expecting 100-150 leaders and future leaders from higher education, business, politics and religious organisations from around the world. 
Join us and let us work together to foster the integration of ethics in the entire higher education sector! 
We are looking forward to seeing many familiar and new faces, full of energy, in Geneva in June.