Codes of Ethics for Universities

In conjunction with the Council for Industry in Higher Education, the IBE published Ethics Matters: Managing Ethical Issues in Higher Education  

Ethics Matters is a practical guide designed to help UK universities and colleges address ethical issues across their organisations.

This document sets out to raise questions, encourage debate and make suggestions on how higher education institutions might develop their own approach to ethical matters. 

This guide:

  • Identifies reasons for articulating ethical principles
  • Explores potential ethical dilemmas
  • Suggests how HEIs might choose to go about developing an ethical policy framework for their own organisation and how to put a framework into practice
  • Includes an illustrative framework

The publication is a joint project between the IBE and CIHE and was made possible thanks to funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England Leadership, Governance and Management Fund.

 If you or your university are seeking to develop your internal ethics programme, please contact us for information on how we can support you.


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