Ethics & Responsibility
The demands on the responsibility-oriented design of a university are manifold, especially when they become visible as actors in social change (for example, in the context of the transformation of the lignite mining area, but also in connection with open innovation). Questions of responsibility permeate almost all areas of the university. The spectrum of responsible design issues ranges from forms of governance (e.g. code of conducts, ethics committee, guidelines for Open Science and transparency, development of sustainability strategies and CSR concepts for RWTH Aachen University), the resolution of responsibility issues in research (e.g. gender & diversity in engineering sciences, ethical implications of one's own research or the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) in dealing with sensitive data), to forms of training and communication, to addressing responsibility issues in teaching. Systematic networking of activities in the field of E&R can not only make the existing diversity visible, but also bring the inherent potential to full fruition by creating synergies in application and implementation possibilities.
Exemplary research projects: