What we care about

Sustainability

Sustainability is a path and not a goal.

Only if we are reflexive and tolerant, we can engage in a debate on how to jointly create a future where injustices and lack of knowledge are extinguished.

We focus on diverse research approaches and teaching that is widely aimed at contributing towards sustainability, thereby providing transformational knowledge to bridge the world how it is with the world how it ought to be.

Scientific Methods

Scientific methods lie in the heart of our work.

We are convinced that the use of scientific methods has been restricted by the structure of specific disciplines in academia for too long. This does no longer suffice if science wants to provide answers to the wicked problems of our time.

We therefore attempt to broaden the discourse and application of diverse methods. We believe that each method creates a specific kind of knowledge, and should be chosen whenever such knowledge is needed, no matter the disciplinary traditions.

Normativity

Normativity is about evaluative statements within the context of human interaction and societal constructs.

Such statements reflect on reasons for acting. However, we observe that the knowledge that is derived from science, and the ethical knowledge that discusses how we ought to act, are today widely disconnected.

Our goal is to contribute to bridging methodological knowledge with reasons to act, thereby connecting empiricism with ethics.