Management of 4TU Ethics Centre moves to TU/e

From January 1, 2018, the management of the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology is moving to TU/e. P&E's Anthonie Meijers will be the new scientific director, and Tijn Borghuis will be the new managing director.

Currently, the 4TU Ethics Centre management is based at TU Twente, with Philip Brey as scientific director, Michael Nagenborg as managing director, and Karen Buchanan as assistant director. Karen Buchanan will continue on at TU/e.

Also in January 2018, P&E's Noami Jacobs will become the new PhD representative at the management team, replacing Olga Kundina.

 

From the 4TU Centre Ethics website:

"The 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (4TU.Ethics) was founded in 2007 by the board of the federation of the three technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft, Eindhoven, and Twente) (www.4tu.nl)  to study ethical issues in the development, use and regulation of techno¬≠logy. The board was motivated by the excellent performance of the philosophical research programmes of these three universities in the 1999-2004 research assessment. It is a clear sign of the importance attached by the 4TU.federation to addressing ethical issues related to technology, and of the confidence the federation board has in these research groups, that among the six Centres of Excellence of the 4TU.Federation, 4TU.Ethics is the only non-technical centre. Currently, the Centre has over sixty senior and junior researchers as members, which makes 4TU.Ethics worldwide the major research centre addressing societally relevant and philosophically challenging issues at the interface between ethics and technology."