The Faculty of Bioethics is the first of its kind in the world and seeks to develop and promote a current of thought in line with “the culture of the life” (cfr. Evangelium Vitae) by advocating respect of every human person, and fostering dialogue between cultures and religions.
The Faculty of Bioethics is strategically placed in the heart of the Church, in Rome, so that students can experience the affinity of authentic Catholic teaching, with students coming from all over the world and from all walks of life. In its 15 years of operation, over 2000 students from 60 countries have enrolled in various programs or courses we offer.
The Faculty is dedicated to interdisciplinary research on issues pertaining to bioethics across the fields of biology, medicine, law and jurisprudence, social and political sciences, environmental sciences, etc., and especially on those issues directly related to human life.
Our Faculty has spearheaded the foundation of an investigative bioethics journal, that launched in Italian in 2008. The journal is scientific and quasi-monographic in that each number makes reference to a specific point in actual debate. Our Faculty wants to translate the Journal’s 28 back-issues to English and start a multilingual Journal making it openly accessible, multicultural and interdisciplinary
thus allowing for a wider impact as well as engaging research on the cutting edge of science, philosophy, theology, religion, and law. We want to translate in English our 28 previous numbers and to start a multilingual Journal.
Total Cost: To allow the translation of all 28 numbers of this journal: € 120.000
To support the research, multilingual redaction, printing and mailing of this journal: € 50.000 per year.
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Every year, our prestigious Faculty attracts students from all around the world. The most talented of our students are young people often committed in pursuing an academic career or previously established professionals who have left their careers to further their studies in bioethics.
All of them felt the call to be protagonists in the Culture of Life. Our international PhD program is set up to encourage international and multiethnic involvement in the study and research of bioethics by facilitating students coming from developing nations as well. This fund is set up to provide help to students who would otherwise be unable to study in Rome. In this way, the best and most capable students would receive a solid education in bioethics and have a significant impact in the field upon return to their native land.
Everyone interested in this project may specify from which continent or country they would like to support the PhD students.
The Scholarship fund will be named after the donor if he or she so desired.
Our goal is to build one of the world’s most comprehensive multilingual bioethics libraries. Our library already hosts an ample collection of philosophical and theological works for reference. However, since the establishment of our Faculty and the veritable explosion of publications over the past thirty years, we face a twofold challenge: maintaining our collection of all the most important and recent works in all the major languages, and building our stock of past and classic works, particularly from the decades of the late seventies to the present.
The broadening of our library’s collection has a direct impact on the international placement of our Faculty, thus strengthening our academic prestige. Given its costly and time-consuming nature, it is all the more imperative that the work is carried out immediately. The collection will be completed over a 3-year period.
The collection will be named after the donor if he or she so desired.