Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research

Welcome to the website of the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) at the University of Salzburg!Edith Stein Haus

The CEPR is an interdisciplinary research organization with multiple integrations in national and inter-national institutions and networks. It is dedicated to the scientific treatment of social-ethical issues with particular reference to the phenomena of poverty and social exclusion.

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Funded by:

  • P. Franz Martin Schmölz OP-Gastprofessur at the University of Salzburg

Sponsored by:

  • Gedächtnisstiftung Peter Kaiser (1793-1864) in Vaduz
  • Herbert Batliner

In 2009 the Liechtenstein Peter Kaiser Foundation under its President Senator DDr. Herbert Batliner donated a professor of social ethics to the Center for Ethics and Poverty Research. As part of this foundation a Father Francis Martin Schmölz Visiting Professor was assigned to Clemens Sedmak and funded positions to young scientists increasing the center as new employee since then.

For the purposes of the namesake of the Chair, the aim of the award is to support the scientific work in the field of social ethics and political ethics. Through publications, lectures, events and an edition the pioneering work that Schmölz has done in these disciplines is continued.

The Dominican Franz Martin Schmölz OP was born in 1927 in the Allgäu and died in 2003 in Salzburg. First, he taught at the University of Munich and completed his habilitation in 1962 in Salzburg. From 1961 to 2003 he worked at the International Research Center for basic questions of Sciences (1987 to 1997 as its president), and in 1965 he assumed the board of the Institute of Christian social teaching at the University of Salzburg. The work of the 1990 retired Dominican was appreaciated with multiple awards and is dominated by the thinking of Thomas Aquinas, whose most authoritative experts Schmölz counts. He saw political science as a decision aid for the practitioner and was convinced that the Church must get involved in their Christian responsibility and in a dialogue with the world.

Picture Credits:

©Franz Fuchs

  • News
    The "KinderUNI unterwegs" travels this year with knowhow into the Pongau region. To start, it is setting up station in Bischofshofen. On 16 & 17 May, 2017, the University of Salzburg, together with the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, the EuropeDirect Information Center Salzburg Süd and the Salzburg Academy, will offer a colorful, free program.
    More than 100 events will take place in the city of Salzburg during the "Wissenschaftsmonat - Jetzt Zukunft erleben". The University of Salzburg is involved.
    A total of 34 researchers were newly admitted to the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). Julia Lajta-Novak, Habil-Stipendiatin für Englische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Salzburg, was appointed to the "Junge Akademie".
    Environment and consumer protection ranks in EU economic interests. This conclusion is the result of an international investigation supported by the FWF Science Fund. The reason for this lies in the search for legitimacy of the European institutions.
    The Austrian Network for Migration History (ÖNM) recently expanded and enriched the research profile of the Department of History with its research, exhibition, collection and publication activities within the framework of historical migration research. At the same time, the network is the Research Center of Migration, Labor and Urban Studies, which is also located at the Department of History.
    Weekly starting 2 May, 2017, from 17:00 – 19:00, at the Atelier in the KunstQuartier, Bergstraße 12a or FÜNFZIGZWANZIG, Residenzplatz 10. Public lecture series (within the framework of UNI 55-PLUS) conceptualized by the doctoral candidates of the Doktoratskollegs "The Arts and their Public Impact: Concepts – Transfer- Resonance". http://www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/doktoratskolleg/energy-ring-releases.
    The question of Theological Theology is discussed in four blocks, from 14:30 to 18:00 in HS 103 of the Catholic Theological Faculty (Universitätsplatz 1, Salzburg, 3 OG). Next date: Tues., 9 May, 2017.
    The starting point of the guest lecture within the framework of the Philosophical Society in Salzburg, in cooperation with the Salzburg Working Group for Psychoanalysis (SAP), is both a simple statement and a complex question.
    Critical science in the society of migration.
    On Thursday, 4 May, at 17:30, the lecture series of the Department of Communication Science and the Center for ICT&S continues with a lecture by Rudolf Mosler on "Arbeit 4.0 – Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen neuer Arbeitsformen". Location: Hörsaal 381, Rudolfskai 42.
    At the W & K events, experts are invited to present interesting information on the subject.
    From 13:00 to 18:00, lectures will be held on the subject of "Armenia". The speakers are coming from Australia, the USA and directly from Armenia, as well as from Salzburg and Vienna. The venue is Hörsaal 101 in the Faculty of Theology, Universitätsplatz 1.
    Workshop with Ana Hoffner at the Kunstquartier with Science & Art (Bergstrasse 12a, Atelier, 1st floor), admission is free! Friday, 12 May (12-18h) – Saturday, 13 May. (10-17h).
    Symposium. Wednesday, 17 May, 2017, 14:00 - 19:30, W & K Atelier. Organization & Moderation: Siglinde Lang / Sandra Chatterjee. To be able to participate actively in shaping one's own life is regarded as a fundamental right of civil society and includes the right to cultural participation. But is this participation made use of and fully utilized?
    Panel discussion in the Unipark on the current debate of "political correctness" with Alexandra Weiss, Matthias Dusini and Michael Schmidt-Salomon. Time: 18:00 – 19:30.
    A workshop will be held on the topic of “Evidence, Uncertainty and Decision Making with a particular Emphasis on Climate Science”.
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 02.05.17 Öffentliche Hearings Professur Funktionsmaterialien
    02.05.17 Kanonische Texte
    03.05.17 Workshop "Fit 4 VWA" (Schwerpunkt Naturwissenschaften)
    03.05.17 Polemik und Gender. Konstruktionen – Distinktionen – Provokationen.Von besorgten, sorglosen und besorgnis- erregenden Eltern. Gibt es Polemik ohne pólemos?
    04.05.17 "The (thin) obstacle problem for the total variation functional"
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