The DFG research training group GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research” is a graduate research group (Graduiertenkolleg) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The group is chaired by Prof. Dr. Torsten Wilholt (Leibniz Universität Hannover) and co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Martin Carrier (Bielefeld University). It combines the strengths of the universities of Hannover and Bielefeld in philosophy of science by creating a joint program (the two cities are a mere 50 minutes train ride apart).

The program is directed at overcoming the divide between theoretical philosophy (epistemology and metaphysics) and practical philosophy (ethics and political philosophy) of science. It primarily focuses on research questions that require serious attention to both areas. The status of policy advice on the basis of computer simulations in climate science, the balancing of research goals and ethical aspects of medical treatment in clinical trials, the appropriate role of intellectual property in science, or the prospects of social scientific research on the basis of social network data are just a few examples of topics that ought in our view be treated by drawing on the resources of theoretical and practical philosophy and taking both equally seriously.



New affiliated member

Jannik Zeiser of Hannover University has joined us as our new affiliated doctoral candidate. Welcome, Jannik!

Two successful dissertation defences in one week

Daria Jadreškić and David Hopf have successfully defended their doctoral dissertations. Congratulations, Daria and David, and well done!

New doctoral researcher at Hannover

We are very happy to welcome our new doctoral candidate at Hannover, Hannah Hilligardt. It’s great you are joining us!


New publications

We would like to draw your attention to two new publications by GRK 2073 postdoc Dr. Stefano Canali:

Two new doctoral researchers

We are very happy to welcome three new doctoral candidates: Birgit Benzing (Leibniz University Hanover), David Stöllger (Bielefeld University), and Fabio Tollon (Bielefeld University). It’s great to have you here!


Research stay

Our doctoral member Anna Höhl has started her stay as a Guest Researcher at the Institute for Science and Society at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Congratulations on this great opportunity!

New coordinator

Leonie Wiemeyer has started as the new coordinator. Click here for her contact details.

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