Ethical principles for the University community
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Ethical principles are ideals that should support both teaching and studies. The University’s ethical principles are not intended to be regulations or rules – they aim to provide tools for members of the whole University community to help them tackle ethical issues. Every University student or employee is a member of the University community.
Ethically sound university teaching and studies feature responsibility, mutual trust, transparent operations and learning together.
The foundation of teaching and studies is that everyone’s legal protection is respected. Legal protection encompasses equality, just treatment and the opportunity to appeal against decisions concerning oneself.
A critical perspective and open, constructive criticism are part of academic life. This does not, however, mean that others or their achievements may be insulted or. Recognising the value of the work of others is crucial, and helps others find new perspectives and solutions.
The operations of our University community are defined by our values: truth, Bildung, freedom and inclusivity. Alongside our values, ethical guidelines and principles constitute a foundation for decision-making and operational development at the University.
You can find the full ethical guidelines on the University's external website. You can also get to know the University's Ethical guidelines by completing a Moodle training.