Survival Ethics in the Real World: The Research University and Sustainable Development

TitleSurvival Ethics in the Real World: The Research University and Sustainable Development
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsVerharen, C, Tharakan, J, Bugarin, F, Fortunak, J, Kadoda, G, Middendorf, G
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume20
Issue1
Pagination135 - 154
Date Published3/2014
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsENGINEERING , HUMAN rights , SCIENCE , SOCIAL responsibility , SUSTAINABLE development
AbstractWe discuss how academically-based interdisciplinary teams can address the extreme challenges of the world’s poorest by increasing access to the basic necessities of life. The essay’s first part illustrates the evolving commitment of research universities to develop ethical solutions for populations whose survival is at risk and whose quality of life is deeply impaired. The second part proposes a rationale for university responsibility to solve the problems of impoverished populations at a geographical remove. It also presents a framework for integrating science, engineering and ethics in the efforts of multidisciplinary teams dedicated to this task. The essay’s third part illustrates the efforts of Howard University researchers to join forces with African university colleagues in fleshing out a model for sustainable and ethical global development.
DOI10.1007/s11948-013-9441-8
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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