The Institute of Social Ethics ISE undertakes research and teaching contexts in social ethics. This includes scientific reflection on the ethical dimension of social contexts, challenges and issues. Institutions, structures, and systems are the focal point.

On this scientific basis, the ISE is a dialogue partner for politics, business, civil society and the media on a local, regional, national, and international level.

NEW BOOK: Digital Transformation and Ethics (Nomos Verlag)


NEW BOOK: Human Rights and Justice as permanent Tasks (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage)

Videoportrait of Prof. Dr. Peter G. Kirchschlaeger

What is right? What is good? Insight into Theological Ethics.

Professorship for Theological Ethics

Research and Teaching of Moral Theology and Social Ethics


21st September 2020
Global ethical discourse at the University of Lucerne

The next "Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context LSUE" will take place in summer 2021. Now the first lecturers are known – including the President of the ICRC, Peter Maurer, and Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo. Registration is possible from now on.

15th July 2020
Comment from Prof. Peter G. Kirchschläger concerning the corporate responsibility initiative

Churches rely on orange autumn.

5th June 2020
Radio SRF 3: Prof Peter G Kirchschlaeger on the Black Lives Matter-Protests in the USA


University of Lucerne
Institute of Social Ethics ISE
Frohburgstrasse 3
P.O. Box 4466
6002 Lucerne

T +41 41 229 52 26 (Administration)