Universities need to teach ethics

Friday, 18 November, 2016

Professor Bo Rothstein writes an opinion piece about the need for higher education to change and include more ethics training for future leaders.

"These elites have one thing in common: they have almost without exception been trained at leading universities. In other words, there is not necessarily anything wrong with their knowledge, technical competences and intellectual abilities. Instead, the deficiencies are in their ability to understand and practice ethical behaviour. Some universities and colleges have recently come to realise the importance of this issue. However, the central questions of ethics are either missing or given a very modest role in most higher education institutions."

Read the full piece in Prospect