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The value of academic values

Public talk by Jan-Martin Wiarda (journalist and author)

17 September 2024, 16:00, hybrid (on-site for Zukunftskolleg members & online for external participants)

External participants have to register via the registration form below!

The event takes place in the framework of the Zukunftskolleg's Scientific Retreat at Schloss Hohenfels.


What is the difference between science and activism, what distinguishes a values-driven science from an ideological science? And: Are there academic values that are independent of certain disciplines, cultures and value judgments?

I think so. Because science needs a solid foundation of values in order to do justice to its obligation toward society. This, the recognition of its obligation and responsibility toward society, is a fundamental academic value by itself.

In my keynote I will talk - without claiming to present a complete list - about the seven values: impartiality, truthfulness, transparency, fairness, diversity, performance orientation and social responsibility; about their interdependencies  - and what they should mean both to academics at the beginning of their scientific career and to academic institutions. 

Registration for Talk Academic Values