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Posted: February 5, 2009
Free e-learning DVD on Ethics of Nanotechnology
(Nanowerk News) From mid-February 2009, EthicSchool distributes 500 e-learning DVDs on Ethics of
Nanotechnology and of Converging Technologies for free to lecturers giving courses on
Ethics of Science and Technology, and for self-study. Contact Ineke Malsch to order one or
more copies: [email protected]
The European Union and national governments are stimulating responsible science and
technology development. This should be realised through collaborative efforts of the research
community, business, government and other stakeholders. Training natural scientists and
engineers in applied ethics contributes to this goal in the long term. Offering information on
emerging technologies giving rise to new or more acute ethical questions to students in
humanities and social sciences is also useful.
The contents of this e-learning tool may be
included in the curricula for both groups of students in higher education. Others with a
personal or professional interest in these matters may also benefit from this DVD. This DVD
is focused on Ethics of Nanotechnology and of Converging Technologies. It includes
materials from the EthicSchool on Ethics of Nanotechnology, held at the University of
Twente, Netherlands, 24-29 August 2008 and the EthicSchool on Ethics of Converging
Technologies, organised under responsibility of the TU Darmstadt, Germany, 21-26
The EthicSchool project is funded by the European Commission.
Information on the EU FP science and society program.
The programms of the summerschools and contents of this DVD were compiled by: Prof Dr
Arie Rip, University of Twente, The Netherlands; Prof Dr Jean-Pierre Wils, Radboud
University Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Prof Dr Alfred Nordmann and Maria Angeles
Quesada, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany; Ineke Malsch, Malsch
TechnoValuation, The Netherlands.
The DVD was developed by the e-learning team of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The
Netherlands: Dr Ed Simons, Dr Hanna Muris, Dr Marlon van Haren.