Certificate “Ethics of Intercultural Dialogue”

Part-time. 36 ECTS. 2-3 semesters. In cooperation with Jesuit Worldwide Learning. Starting in the fall semester. Further information in the exam regulations and study plan.


Globalization changes our lives. We communicate, work and live together with people from different cultures. Conflicts arise when we are confronted with values and moral concepts, which have been foreign to us so far. “How-to”-recipes and ready-made solutions for ethical problems quickly reach their limits.

“Ethics of Intercultural Dialogue” (EID) enables learners from around the world to tackle difficult ethical questions in their concrete life-worlds while at the same time looking through an intercultural lens. It thus helps to create a vibrant as well as robust culture of encounter by taking a philosophical stance. Here, political theories, (inter)cultural philosophy as well as historical implications play a major role.

The program combines critical reflection with concrete experiences and current disruptive developments, e.g. ethical concerns in pandemic times, normative implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), journalism in times of war, climate crisis, human rights and business ethics. It thus instills practical knowledge and theoretical depth for students to meaningfully orient and maneuver themselves and others in a complex world.

Within 1.5 years students deepen their knowledge about fundamental ethical questions:

  • How do we engage with people with ethical principles different from ours?
  • What kind of ethical and political concepts are sound in a globalizing and yet unequal world?
  • How can we orient ourselves and others towards creating a sustainable culture of encounter?

EID consists of five modules that together award 36 ECTS points to students who successfully complete the program. Two basic modules introduce students into philosophical ethics, political theories, cultural implications of normative ideas as well as into special fields with distinct ethical challenges, such as economy, media and health. Intercultural challenges are cross-cutting themes. Two specializing modules and one module in philosophy help to deepen understanding.


Key Facts

Study Program

Module Studies of the Master in Ethics, Part time, Online, English


Certificate (36 ECTS)


flexible; 2-3 semester


Fall semester 2023/24


Study fees in total: 2,880.00 € , which can be paid per semester (80€ / 1 ECTS)


Higher Education Degree with at least 180 ECTS

C1 English level




Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellhammer

Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellhammer
Professor of Intercultural Social Transformation



Carolin Rutzmoser M.A.
EID Program-Coordinator




Einschreibung (Enrollment)

Prüfungsordnung (Exam regulations)



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Target group

The course is aimed at professionals and leaders who are confronted with the challenges of globalization in their professional contexts and are particularly interested in ethical reflection. These are, for example, people who work in educational institutions, internationally active organizations, non-governmental organizations, in social work, churches, management of globally active companies, nursing, political institutions or as freelance consultants.

Current students, who meet the admission-requirements, are also encouraged to apply. 



The module study program provides profound knowledge in the fields of globalization and interculturality. It combines basic philosophical knowledge and the practical handling of current problems in intercultural contexts. Ethics, political philosophy and intercultural philosophy with their theories and methods provide important tools for reflecting on one's own practice in daily professional life and for seeking new solutions to problems.

Students acquire the ability to understand ethical questions arising in the global and intercultural sphere, and on this basis to provide well-founded orientation for themselves and others applying the various usages within intercultural dialogue and globalization.


In cooperation with

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