The Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen is responsible for the design, development and implementation of the training program in the field of medical ethics and the history of medicine. These programs encourage students to deal with the ethical implications of medicine and biomedical progress.

Moreover, several research projects on current issues are conceptualized and conducted at the Institute. The Institute also organizes conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops and lectures in which current issues in biomedical ethics are addressed.

You can find a list and detailed description of our completed projects here.



Department for the Ethics of Medicine

Gartenstr. 47, 72074 Tübingen

Secretarial assistant

Phone: +49 7071 29-780 16
Fax: +49 7071 29- 51 90

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Department for the History of Medicine

Goethestr. 6, 72076 Tübingen

Phone: +49 7071  29-729 50
Fax: +49 7071 55 17 84

International Partners

(Contact person: PhD Hans-Jörg Ehni.)
Center for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire, UK  
Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham  
Department of Medical History and Ethics, Vilnius University, Lithuania  
Faculté de Medicine, Université Omar Bongo, Libreville, Gabon  
Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Science, Poland  
Medical Humanities, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI, USA  
New Dyamics of Ageing, ERA-AGE , University of Sheffield, UK  
Sheffield Institute of Biotechnological Law and Ethics, Sheffield University, United Kingdom  
South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI), University of Pretoria, South Africa  
University Center for Bioethics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic  

National Partners


BMBF Research Network "Allocation"

University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Health Care Management  
Ruhr University Bochum, Faculty of Law, Department of Public Law II  

Clinical Partners "Empirical Investigation"

University Hospital Tübingen  
Clinical Center Stuttgart  
Paracelsus-Kliniken Deutschland GmbH  

BMBF Research Project "Anti-Aging"

Institute for Health and Social Research Gm  
Faculty of Philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg bH, Berlin  
Faculty of Medicine, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg  
University Dermatology Clinic Freiburg  
Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, University of Freiburg  
Department of Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Freiburg