Referat für Technik- und Wissenschaftsethik rtwe (Center for the Enhancement of Ethics in Science and Engineering)

The Referat für Technik- und Wissenschaftsethik, a central service institution for all universities of applied sciences in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, is located at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. The rtwe offers an extensive program for acquiring the necessary social and communicative skills. Courses range from classical personal ethics to the latest social theory. Students and teachers wanting to examine their chosen career from an ethical point of view can take advantage of various modules: from an anthropology of technology to the VDI code of ethics for engineers, from business and scientific ethics to the theory and practice of sustainable development as defined in Rio-Agenda 21.

The rtwe is located at Daimlerstraße 5b, room 223+224. Map (PDF)

Head of RTWE:

Prof. Dr. phil. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Wörz
Tel. (0721) 925-1760


Sabine Ibelshäuser
Tel. (0721) 925-1762
Fax (0721) 925-1767


Dipl.-Verwaltungswirt (FH) Thorsten Gutsche
Tel. (0721) 925-1764

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