CEPR Senior Scientist Helmut P. Gaisbauer has been appointed president of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Ethics ifz Salzburg by September 1 2017. He follows Prof Clemens Sedmak who has led the ifz from 2009 to 2017 and is now full professor of Social Ethics at the University of Notre Dame/Indiana.
As an international research centre for social ethics, the ifz researches into questions of how to improve people’s lives. It is a place for interdisciplinary approaches on socially relevant issues based on the values of human dignity, common good, solidarity and sustainability. The ifz is a platform for ideas and solutions that serve our society, the church and the economy; it wants to achieve that goal through its academic work and by providing a meeting place, where academics and non-academics have the opportunity to meet (www.ifz-salzburg.at).
The ifz is closely cooperating with the CEPR – e.g. in a consultancy assignment by the state Salzburg concerning the realization of European Social Funds projects in the period 2017-2021, by hosting a common research seminar series or common public events aiming at public debate and knowledge transfer.