Welcome to the Homepage of the IfES

The Institute for Ethics and Associated Social Sciences is responsible for interdisciplinary research and teachings within the area of theological ethics and neighboring social sciences. Lectures about the history and theories of ethics take place regularly, as do lectures about their most important field of application (esp. political, peace, legal, economical and bioethic) and about general religious sociology. Take a look at the current class schedule.

In cooperation with the EFM, the institute holds annual and public lectures. You can find a list of all previously held lectures here (only available in German).

The IfES offers various services: counseling through panel members, expert valuations  and lectures. Please direct business requests and questions to the secretary's office.

Award for Excellent Research

The Booster Club rewards excellent research papers with an annual prize. For more information, click here (only available in German).


The IfES sits within the Faculty of Protestant Theology. Find your way to us here.

New Publications of the IfES

(only available in German)