Ethical challenges exist in all domains of scientific inquiry. For future professionals and practitioners, learning how to cope with such challenges underlines the relevancy of teaching ethics. This is especially important at the university level as students will develop from learners into professionals in their specialized areas of study. Ethics teaching has a special significance at a global level since it will address a variety of different perspectives providing new insights into ethics from various cultural experiences from around the world. However, exchange of experiences with education at global level is virtually non-existent. Thus, establishing a platform to promote education in ethics at a global scale is an exciting new initiative.

In order to promote the teaching of ethics in various areas of science and technology and to enhance exchange of experiences among experts from different parts of the world, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has taken the initiative to bring together in March 2010 a group of experts to act as preparatory group for the establishment of the International Association for Education in Ethics (IAEE).

In April 2011, IAEE has legally been established in Pennsylvania. The Secretariat and Treasury of the Association are housed in the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA. Duquesne University is an excellent host since it has a long-standing interest in ethics education. The Association has organized International Conferences in 2012 (in Pittsburgh, USA) and 2014 (Ankara, Turkey).

The Association will bring together all persons interested in ethics education. Many areas of ethics education will be covered. It is now possible to join the Association.

The IAEE is an IRS Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. Our Federal Tax ID number is: 45-2797707. All gifts and donations to IAEE are tax deductible. We will appreciate your support and generosity.