Panel - Ethics in modern universities of technology: Challenges of the 21st century

Penelope Engel-Hills, Rafaela Hillerbrand, Arie Rip, Mary Sunderland, Behnam Taebi, Claudia Werker, Chris Wineberg

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    Abstract

    The challenges of the 21st century will fully reflect on universities of technology. The world population is growing while we pursue higher levels of global well-being. The increasing energy demands and the resulting problems of climate change will be only two of the many major challenges humanity is facing in this century. Indeed, universities of technologies have an essential role to play in meeting these challenges by generating scientific knowledge, achieving technological breakthroughs and educating scientists and engineers to think and work for the public good. A forthcoming Special Issue of Science and Engineering Ethics [1] will address some of the ethical issues that arise for institutions of higher education in the field of engineering and applied science. Several contributors to this Special Issue are invited to discuss two main issues: namely i) academic industry collaborations and ii) teaching engineering ethics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Science, Technology and Engineering, ETHICS 2014
    PublisherIEEE
    ISBN (Electronic)9781479949922
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event1st IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology , ETHICS 2014 - Chicago, United States
    Duration: 23 May 201424 May 2014
    Conference number: 1
    http://sites.ieee.org/ethics-conference/ethics2014/

    Conference

    Conference1st IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology , ETHICS 2014
    Abbreviated titleEthics 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CityChicago
    Period23/05/1424/05/14
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • academic industry collaborations
    • engineering ethics education

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