Primary Department
School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music
Director of the Ethics Research Centre
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Institute of Ethics
Bert Gordijn
Phone number:
01 700
Room Number
AHC S212

Academic biography

Bert Gordijn is Professor and Director of the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University in Ireland. He has studied Philosophy and History in Utrecht, Strasbourg and Freiburg in Breisgau. In 1995 he was awarded a doctorate in Philosophy from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universit├Ąt Freiburg, followed by a doctorate in Bioethics from the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2003. Bert has been a Visiting Professor at Lancaster University (UK), Georgetown University (USA), the National University of Singapore, the Fondation Brocher (Switzerland), and Yenepoya University (Mangalore, Karnataka, India). He has served on Advisory Panels and Expert Committees of the European Chemical Industry Council, the European Patent Organisation, the Irish Department of Health and UNESCO. Bert is Editor-in-Chief of two book series: The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology and Advances in Global Bioethics as well as a peer reviewed journal: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, all published by Springer Nature. He is Secretary of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare and former President of the International Association of Education in Ethics.

Research interests

Ethics, Philosophical Ethics, Applied Ethics, Global Ethics, Science Ethics, Research Ethics, Technology Ethics, Bioethics