Public talk: The value of academic values

Tuesday, 17. September 2024
16:00 - 18:00

hybrid (for non-Zukunftskolleg members only online participation)


Jan-Martin Wiarda (journalist and author)

This event is part of an event series „Zukunftskolleg Scientific Retreat“.


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. 


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