The Ethical Forum of the University Foundation
The University Foundation was founded in 1920 at the initiative of Herbert Hoover and Emile Francqui. From the start, its chief purpose has been to provide a setting in which scholars from all Belgian Universities could meet, irrespective of their ideological affiliation or mother tongue.
In 2001, true to this spirit but mindful of the deeply altered context of European higher education, the University Foundation invited Philippe Van Parijs (Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale, UCLouvain, and laureate of the 2001 Francqui Prize) to organize an annual "Ethical Forum".
Each edition of the Ethical Forum is devoted to one of the unprecedented ethical challenges - in a broad sense - which academics of diverse fields now face, whether individually or collectively, whether as researchers, teachers or supervisors, as authors of books and articles or users of libraries and data banks, as recruiters, managers or employees, as business consultants, policy advisers or participants in public controversies.
Scientific Fraud: How it is done, why it is done, and what can be done about it.
Who Should Pay for Tomorrow's Higher Education?
The University as a business: disaster or necessity?
The University in the age of Google and Wikipedia. New potentials, new threats, new duties?
University Rankings. From curse to blessing?
Is it wrong to teach what is right and wrong? Is it (still) part of a university's job to teach its students moral standars and social responsibility?
The end of free entry? Can university admission tests and numerus clausus provisions make higher education more cost-efficient and more socially responsible?
Cash for knowledge? Ethical Implications of Patenting Academic Research
Free to speak out? On the rights and responsibilities of academics in the public debate
Go English? What language for higher education in 21st century Europe?
Free Access to Truth. Scientific publication in the Internet Era
| 30/05/2013 |