Guidelines for Ethical Principles of KIT

At KIT, the Guidelines for Ethical Principles adopted by the Senate provide guidance for all members of KIT. They state the ethical principles that are binding for KIT and give principles for acting ethically in research and teaching.

The ethical principles of KIT are as follows:

"Within the framework of the freedom of arts, sciences, research, and teaching as outlined in Article 5, par. 3 of the German Constitution, we, the members and bodies of KIT, are aware of the influence our work and its results have on societal, technical, economic, and ecological systems.

We assume responsibility for our acting and for the consequences of our actions. Our work shall serve the gaining of knowledge, the sustainable benefit of mankind, and the protection of the environment and shall pursue peaceful purposes. We commit to dealing with each other in partnership, truthfulness, and trust irrespective of our position, origin, religious denomination, gender, and other forms of diversity.

We undertake to observe the present ethical principles in word and deed."