Apply now: 3rd Autumn Academy Economic and Business Ethics

From 21 to 25 October 2018, the 3rd Autumn Academy Economic and Business Ethics took place at WCGE with a focus on digitalization.

The main topic of the autumn academy in this year is digitalization. It is funded by the Heinz and Heide Dürr Foundation. Interested students are invited to apply until 2 September 2018.

The Content

In the age of globalization and digitalization, ethics become indispensable: with rapid upheavals and growing uncertainties, traditional rules, standards and processes often reach their limits. What is needed are principles, attitudes and everyday usable values ​​that remain stable to point the way even in times of change. Because change requires cooperation. And cooperation needs common orientations.

Since 2016, the WCGE has organized the "Wittenberger Autumn Academy" to offer orientation points to future leaders of our society. Over the past two years, an innovative concept has enabled us to continue the twenty-year tradition of the "DNWE Autumn Academy" of the German Network for Business Ethics. It is funded by the Heinz and Heide Dürr Foundation, and Prof. Dr. Philipp Schreck, owner of the Peace Springer Endowed Chair for Business Ethics and Controlling at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, has the scientific direction.

The first part functions as an introduction to economic and business ethics as a scientific discipline. The focus is on normative theories as well as on how morality in the market economy and in individual leadership can be emphasized. In the second part, representatives from the economy and civil society contribute impulses of practical relevance and discuss current conflict issues.
The aim is to expand the ethical decision-making and leadership skills of students who will assume responsibility in business, science and society in the future.

On the subject of 2018: Digitalization

This year’s Autumn Academy will focus on those social and economic changes that are caused by digitalization. Scientists will clarify which questions arise from the new challenges and experts from practice will demonstrate what tools they are developing to overcome these challenges.

Participation requirements and application

The Autumn Academy is addressed to students from the economics, humanities and social sciences of various universities with initial qualifications in the field of economic and business ethics and sustainability.
Applicants should be in the master’s program. If they are especially suitable, bachelor students may also be considered. A total of 20 places will be awarded.
The costs for accommodation and meals are covered up to a cost of 75 €. In addition, a travel allowance of up to 150 € per participant will be granted.

The participants receive a certificate after completing the academy.

More information on the academy can be found online in German here.