UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

 

On September 2016, the “Francisco Valles” Clinical Ethics Institute was appointed Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics.

On June 24th 2001, an agreement was signed by the Director-General of UNESCO and the Rector of the Haifa University, Israel, concerning the establishment of a UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the International Center of Health, Law and Ethics, University of Haifa. The purpose of the Chair would be to coordinate and stimulate an International Network of Institutes for Medical Ethics Training, associating higher education institutes in both the developed and developing countries. Its aim would be to foster a new, modern curriculum of medical ethics to be taught in medical schools all over the world. Since its inception, more than 100 universities and institutes worldwide have joined this actively engaged community, promoting high-quality collaborative programs and contributing to a greater development of education in clinical bioethics.

Our Institute seeks to promote a comprehensive, multidisciplinary study of bioethical problems, not only in the field of clinical bioethics, but also to systematically approach public health and social sciences issues. Following this agreement, our joint aim will be to advance the education of bioethics through the development of useful educational materials and monographs, as well as implementing courses and discussion forums to promote a wider reflection on bioethical problems. All the activities of the Unit will follow the principles, rules and guidelines of UNESO and its Chair.