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Ethics In The Built Environment (Eibe)

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



Conference Session

Professional Ethics in the Classroom

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9.576.1 - 9.576.9



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Carsten Ahrens

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Ethics in the Built Environment (EiBE)

- A Challenge for European Universities -

Prof. Dr. Carsten Ahrens Department of Civil Engineering and Geoinformation Fachhochschule Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven (FH OOW) Oldenburg, Germany e-mail:


The SOCRATES Intensive Project „Ethics in the Built Environment (EiBE) - A Challenge for European Universities -“ should bring and mostly brought together students and teaching staff of 15 European universities from South (Porto, Portugal; Valencia, Spain; Patras, Greece) to North (Tampere, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; Kaunas, Lithuania; Halmstad, Sweden) and from West (Galway, Ireland; Wolverhampton, United Kingdom; Groningen, Netherlands; Cachan- Paris, France; Oldenburg, Germany) to East (Stettin, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary) and in the first respective last year from Moscow, Russia, and Changchun, China.

The three years programme offered a forum to discuss the different approaches to define „Ethics in the Built Environment“ from both the teaching and learning sides and in connection with professional bodies. Its aim was to provide a sound platform of common understanding about ethics in this context and to work out a common module as part of the education of young civil and construction engineers at the involved universities. - SOCRATES is a powerful EU- programme that supports under the sub-name ERASMUS numerous co-operation programmes between European universities [1].

1. Background

At least there are two backgrounds, the student‘s and the employed engineer’s view.

Students of the FH OOW who go to a foreign country and foreign students who come to Oldenburg now not only realize that there are different sociological and cultural conditions in the host countries and different teaching and studying conditions at the partner universities. Meanwhile this is European students´ common knowledge, which has been given to them by

“Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Ecucation Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright @ 2004, American Society for Engineering“

Ahrens, C. (2004, June), Ethics In The Built Environment (Eibe) Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13890

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