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The Institute of Applied Ethics is the focus of
research in applied ethics at the University of Hull. The Institute
brings together complementary interests across the university in
ways that provide a supportive and creative forum for the
development of programmes and projects allowing for the empirical
grounding and rigorous theoretical input and interaction necessary
to research in applied ethics.
We interpret applied ethics broadly, as the
application of ethical considerations, reasons, principles, values
and ideals to any policy or practice (personal, social or
professional) for the purpose of evaluating that policy or practice
on ethical grounds.
The Institute has a number of interrelated
research programmes with an overarching focus of Ethics in
Public Decision-Making. There are three principal streams in
the work of the Institute:
Social Justice and Welfare
Environment, Conflict and Responsibility
Professional and Institutional Ethics
The aims and
objectives of the Institute are:
- The development of a group of related
interdisciplinary programmes and projects.
- Interaction and collaboration between
established and less established researchers, and between ethical,
political and legal theorists and more empirically oriented
researchers across the university.
- Publication of high-quality books,
articles and reports in a large range of areas.
- Development and submission of applications
for external funding.
- Conducting conferences and
- Developing a critical mass of postgraduate
students across a range of programmes and projects.
- Developing materials for use in relevant
courses and programmes, and for the development of new
- Developing selected reach-out activities,
such as consultancies and short courses for practitioners, in order
to demonstrate research.
- Developing appropriate external research
- Attraction of research visitors to
programmes and projects.
The Institute welcomes individuals with relevant research or
teaching interests to become associates and invites you to get in
touch with us to let us know of your interests and activities. We
look forward to hearing from anyone who has written on the
political, ethical or philosophical dimensions of their subject.
Associates will receive communications about research seminars,
conferences and other relevant projects.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you
are interested in becoming an Associate.
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