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Mission Statement and Strategy.

Mission statement

By creating and applying new knowledge in technology, medicine and models of social institutions, science influences our lives in an unprecedented way. As philosophers, we try to understand the processes of knowledge generation and application. We want to normatively assess scientific and technological progress as well as models of a good society. Our aim is to develop strategies to improve the role of science in democracies.

Our strengths lie in a high degree of specialization, profound experience in interdisciplinary cooperation and a tight network of international partnerships. They enable us to conduct globally-leading and impact-oriented research. We offer focused and research-oriented education for students from different academic and social backgrounds.




  • Free Thinking
  • Diversity
  • Practical relevance
  • Excellence
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Emanicipation