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    9000 Aalborg

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research center for ethics in practice 

Research center for ethics in practice (ETIK) works with research on application-oriented ethics at Aalborg University. The research center especially focuses on the frontline areas of ethics, where new issues have risen due to significant changes in the latest decades. The aim of the research center is to establish a forum for integration of ethics and science, while making it possible to make research-based teaching of ethics. Moreover, the research of the center must:  

  • Develop and assess ethical arguments - especially in new frontline areas 
  • Conduct empirical research of existing ethical approaches - especially in areas with controversial issues 
  • Assess, develop and test procedures for ethical decision-making 
  • Track and narrate the development of ethical issues. 

The research center additionally functions as a sounding board for businesses and organizations, while contributing to the development of public regulation regarding ethical policies or specific profession codes. The research center of ethics in practice is managed by a committee with Professor Finn Arler in charge. 

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Projects 2006 2021

Proactive Care for Elderly People with Dementia

Brodersen, S., Lindegaard, H., Pedersen, S., Stockmarr, A., Kjær Ersbøll, B., Børsen, T. H., Petersen, C., Øllgaard, S., Bræstrup, E. & Jensen, H.


Project: Research

Journalens sociale liv

Dindler, C., Roslyng, M. M., Ploug, T., Larsen, G. & Gravengaard, G.

07/06/2017 → …

Project: Research

Research Output 1983 2020

Ethical blindness and business legitimacy

Toft, K. H., 27 Apr 2020, Handbook of Business Legitimacy: Responsibility, Ethics and Society. Dahl Rendtorff, J. (ed.). 1 ed. Schweiz: Springer

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Climate change as a business and human rights issue - in defence of forward-looking duties

Toft, K. H., 2019, (Submitted) In : Business and Human Rights Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

COP 15 and the New Climate Agenda (2009-2015): The Ethics of Bottom-up Governance

Toft, K. H., 29 Jan 2019, (Submitted) Ethics and Energy. Routledge, 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2002 2019

1-day conference on contemporary themes in political philosophy

Kristian Høyer Toft (Organizer)
26 Sep 2013

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation


1st Techno-Anthropology Research Seminar

Tom Børsen (Organizer), Petko Atanasov Karadechev (Organizer)
8 Jan 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars


26th Annual Conference of the European Business Ethics Network - EBEN

Kristian Høyer Toft (Speaker)
13 Sep 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Press / Media

Danske patientdata er endt i USA

Thomas Ploug


62 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Diagnosekultur ændrer vores syn på det at være menneske

Anders Petersen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Når chefen kigger med

Thomas Ploug


17 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media