The Ethikum certificate with the focus on 'ethics' or 'sustainability'


ethic points


graded tickets


ethics certificate

Take part in...
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • debate clubs
  • lectures
  • conferences

and have your CPs converted into ethics points!

How do I get the 100 ethics points I need?

FAQs for the Ethikum Certificate

The Ethikum is an additional qualification to the Bachelor's or Master's degree, which proves that you have thought outside the box during your studies and have dealt intensively with the topics of ethics and/or sustainable development.

All students at universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg.

  • The processing and reflection of ethics topics enables you to orient your later professional actions towards ethical aspects.
  • You can document your commitment to future employers, which goes beyond the requirements of your studies.
  • You will increase your ability to perceive and communicate, improve your social skills and acquire key qualifications for your professional activity.
  • You will make a contribution to strengthening ethical and moral behaviour in society.
  • Not least due to numerous undesirable developments before and during the financial and economic crisis and also due to Dieselgate, etc., ethical and sustainability aspects have become considerably more relevant for many companies.

In the ethics course, one does not calculate with credit points as is usually the case in studies, but with ethics points (EP). 1 CP corresponds to 15 EP.

Creditable are ....

  • all offers under the heading "Ethics and Sustainability" in Studium Integrale as well as Service Learning and the new Debating Club
  • the courses offered by the Department for Ethics in Technology and Science (also at other universities in Baden-Württemberg)
  • attendance and written work on ethics lectures
  • various compulsory achievements from the course of studies (see below)

You need

  • three graded certificates with an average of no worse than 2.5
  • at least 100 ethics points
  • a proof of basic knowledge of ethics (e.g. obtainable with online course of the RTWE)

The courses must have a clear thematic reference (ethics/sustainability). It has already been agreed with some subjects what is recognised as standard for the Ethikum. If you want to have a compulsory course credited, your lecturer must provide an exact percentage of the ethical or sustainable part of your work. Your ethics points will be calculated from this percentage. In total, only 30 ethics points from compulsory courses can be credited.

For pure attendance, which you confirm on the attendance list, you will receive 1 EP. In addition, it is possible to submit a written elaboration on the lecture topic, where 1 page = 1 ethics point (e.g. attendance and 3 pages of elaboration = 4 ethics points). This is possible up to a maximum of 15 ethics points (15 ethics points = attendance and 14 pages of elaboration).

Courses with a purely didactic content (e.g. "Learning to learn", "How do I give good presentations?",...) or language courses are not credited.

Dr. Diana Arfeli


Consultant for Ethics

Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2354

Room 1/330

Workshops 2021

Lectures and conferences

Lecture by Dr. Monika Gatt

November 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm at the HFT Stuttgart (Aula)

"The Hearing Human. On the Holistic Resonance of Ethics and Acoustics"

by Dr. phil. Monika Gatt, TU Munich

Man is by nature an ethical-moral being. In philosophy we like to call man the hearing being, because in hearing our own thoughts and emotions connect with the natural and the technical outside world. We speak silently to ourselves and listen to ourselves in meditation. Our hearing is highly individual, each person develops his/her own hearing biography, personal preferences and listening habits during his/her lifetime and values his/her access to the world. In speaking and listening, the human being naturally unfolds his or her dialogical nature, becomes attentive and mindful of noise, melody and silence.


Lecture by Prof. Dr. Gary Schaal

02 December 2021 at 5:30 pm at the Hospitalhof Stuttgart

""Three D proof required ...": Democracy, Debate, Digitalization"

by Prof. Dr. Gary Schaal, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg

How does digitalization affect democratic processes? Will at some point only those who are also digitally on the move be involved in these processes? Won't debates and joint decision-making, which are hallmarks of democracy, fall by the wayside? Questions like these are being examined in a research project at the Department of Political Science at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. The basis is an integrative perspective that understands digitization as a broad social process. In the context of such a process, changes are to be expected not only for sub-areas of democracy, but also for the foundations of democratic theory. For democratic theory runs into explanatory difficulties when its basic assumptions no longer adequately correspond to the subject area of digitally transformed democracy.



Online meeting in November 2021

- more information will follow -

cooperation partners

Lecture archive

Contact person

Tobias Popovic
Tobias Popovic +49 711 8926 2962
Diana Arfeli +49 711 8926 2354