About the Journal

The Journal of Ethics in Higher Education is a biannual academic journal published by Globethics Foundation based in Geneva (Switzerland). As diamond open access journal we make sure to provide the reader and author with valuable and concrete publishing service: permanent and free access to published scholarly works for readers and no publication fees for the authors.

Focus and Scope:
The focus and scope of the Journal of Ethics in Higher Education (JEHE) is to answer to the request made by many faculty members from Globethics Consortium of higher education institutions, Network, Partners, Regional Programmes and participants to Globethics International Conferences to have a new space on Globethics platform for the publication of their research results in a scientific Journal.
The journal is aimed for academic experts in ethics and education, working at the forefront of ethical thinking in global and intercultural perspective, academic integrity and the philosophy and practice of higher education.
Communication on the theme of each new Issue can be found in the Announcements, and is sent by email to all registered readers and authors. 

Open access:
Our type of open access journal is based on 1) no embargo period, 2) no requirement for users to register to read content.
A very low charge for the print version is necessary to compensate our costs. Reader can order print copies of each Issue from: publications@globethics.net, at a price of 15CHF (+ shipping).
Submitted-Accepted or Published versions of each article (the version of record) can be deposited by the author on their academic institutional repository or personal author webpage.

Issue 3(2023) Time for Education has just been released in December. The theme of 4(2024) planned for June will be announced soon in January.

The Journal of Ethics in Higher Education as Globethics books Series and Globethics Library, are part of Globethics Academy and resources.


Current Issue

No. 4 (2024): Ethical, Regulative and Legislative Perspectives on Emerging Technologies and Education
Cover of JEHE 4(2024)

Ethical considerations in emerging technologies for education entails clear options on at least four different sets of concepts. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming the landscape of education. However, their adoption raises ethical questions. One challenge lies probably in obtaining informed consent from students in the changing environment of the places where they study, in close interaction with AI technological innovations.

There are regulations and legal perspectives that both bring solutions but also challenges.
Education and science, as distinct from technology, may need to be redefined from a philosophical perspective.

Technologies of information open a new dimension on regulatory and legal aspects in relation to bringing more justice on a global scale. Technology and science are two distinct fields, entailing a set of different disciplines. These days, public media give us the impression that supercomputers, which are used to analyse tens of millions of risk scenarios, will solve most of our concrete risks, but is it always useful to use the computing power of a computer to maximise societal stability and prevent concrete harms?

Before we think about regulating emerging technologies, we might need to think about what our problems require, often there will be a delicate balance, between knowing the reality of the problem, before we think of the solution, and before we check if we have mastered some physical reality-based application of our problem-solving thinking. On the one hand, rapid technological advancements exist, on the other scientific use of intelligence in solving concrete problems which is not only a matter of technology, is rather often related to defining the right pragmatic use of sciences. For example, the question of the predictability of risks has always been a complex issue, and technologies in the past as today, posed challenges as much as they brought possible solutions. There are many situations, where we can describe a set of phenomena, but cannot predict, like tossing a coin in the air and trying to guess which way it will land. 

As many contributions to Issue 4(2024) are coming from:
-Stadio Education: "Technology Enabling Curriculum Transformation",
-Globethics: "ICDE Leadership Summit 2024",
The Board of Editors of JEHE express their gratitude for the kind authorisation to publish by the authors and by the institutions. 

Published: 2024-07-19
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