The mission of the Centre for Bioethics is to promote research in Bioethics, encompassing both environmental ethics, health and biomedical research ethics. Though collaborative work on scholarship and teaching, it aims to identify and address key ethical issues in science and technology, bio-medical research, clinical care and public health, locally and globally.
It supports the research activities of the Joint Postgraduate Programme in “Bioethics”, conducted by faculty members, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, and promotes educational activities related to the MA Programme in “Bioethics”, through conferences, workshops, postgraduate courses, specialized lectures and seminars.
Since its official launch in 2008, the Centre has established an extensive network of international collaborations with Universities, Research Institutions and world-renowned academics in Greece and abroad. Among its objectives is to foster a sustained collaboration with the local community, by organizing public events which purport to enhance the public understanding of the sciences, for, and with society. The Centre supports bioethics-related publications, and offers courses which address the role of Bioethics in education.