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UNESCO Asia-Pacific School of Ethics

The "School" is a regional network of individuals, institutions and associations that are working on projects and meetings together with the Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP). The Unit collaborates with numerous partner organizations to carry out projects and activities, in addition to UNESCO field offices and HQ. 
RUSHSAP also consults and collaborates with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), institutions and individuals with special expertise. 
While UNESCO is compiling a Global Ethics Observatory of databases as a comprehensive information source for individuals, ethics committees, organizations, teaching programmes and laws, the members of the School of Ethics listed on this page are actively working on projects together with RUSHSAP (the main subject of the collaboration is listed after the name). 

Additional members
 are welcome and enquiries including the nature of the proposed collaboration should be addressed to rushsap.bgk[at]unesco.org. In order to coordinate UNESCO activities in Asia-Pacific region, we invite all involved in bioethics activities in the region to contact RUSHSAP in order to put parties in contact with focal points in each country that are working on all aspects of bioethics.


Institutions include

  • Aristotle University, California, USA
  • Arul Anandar College (Autonomous), Karumathur, Madurai District, India
  • Ateneo de Manila High School, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, the Philippines
  • University of Brunei Darussalem
  • National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Japan
  • Beijing Normal University, Attached High School, Beijing, China
  • Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Department of Philosophy, Kumamoto University, Japan
  • Ewha Institute for Law and Bioethics, Ewha Woman University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Fiji National Research Ethics Review Committee
  • Forum for Research and Development, Sri Lanka 
  • Gangneung-Wonju National University, Republic of Korea
  • Hiroshima Peace Cultural Foundation
  • Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Indonesian National Bioethics Commission, Sasana Widya Sarwono LIPI, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology
  • Institute of Public Policy, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women (Autonomous), Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Junior United Nations Eco-Workshop (JUNEC, Japan)
  • Kazakhstan School of Public Health, Almaty, Kazakstan
  • Lablink, Japan
  • Loyola Instittue of Frontier Energy (LIFE), Chennai, India
  • Macquarie University, Australia
  • Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia 
  • National Committee on Ethics of Science and Technology, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • National Center for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Thailand
  • National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
  • National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), India
  • National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand
  • National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka
  • National Science Museum, Thailand (youth leaders in EST)
  • Philippine Science Centrum
  • Ruamrudee International School, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Saveetha University, Chennai, India
  • Science Centre for Education, Bangkok, Thailand (museum project)
  • Science Centrum, the Philippines
  • Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, India
  • Singapore Science Centre
  • St. Teresa’s Institute of Education, Mumbai, India
  • Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Centre at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Hiroshima, Japan
  • United Nations University (UNU), Institute of Advanced Studies, Yokohama, Japan
  •  University Gadjah Mada, Faculty of Medicine, Indonesia
  • University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • University Sains Malaysia


National Commissions of UNESCO include:
(refers to those commissions most actively involved in the School of Ethics) 

  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • New Zealand
  • the Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
    More proposals for cooperation on funding active projects are welcome from those in the region. 


Associations
 include: 

Individuals include:
  

Name 

Country 

Affiliation 

Collaboration Area 

Ms. Ester Abito 

Philippines 

Biology Teacher, Ateneo de Manila High School, Loyola Heights, Manila 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Islam E. Abdou 

Egypt/Lebanon 

Science Education Center, Ain-Shams University, Cairo 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Ayoub Abu-Dayyeh 

Jordan 

Society of Energy Conservation and Sustainable Environment 

Energy ethics 

Prof. Rosario Angeles Alora 

Philippines 

Southeast Asia Center for Bioethics, University of San Thomas 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Jayapaul Azariah 

India 

President, All India Association of Bioethics, Chennai 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Alireza Bagheri 

Iran 

Vice President for Asian Ethnic Minorities, Asian Bioethics Association 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Sarymsakova Bakhyt 

Kazakhstan 

Kazakhstan School of Public Health 

Bioethics 

Dr. Minakshi Bhardwaj 

United Kingdom 

CESAGen, Cardiff University, Wales 

Bioethics education 

Mr. Graeme Bristol 

Thailand 

King Mogkut's University of Technology, Bangkok 

Codes of engineering ethics 

Prof. John Buckeridge 

Australia 

Civil Chemical Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria 

Engineering ethics 

Judge Christian Byk 

France 

Secretary-General, International Association of Law, Ethics and Science 

Bioethics and law 

Dr. Philip Cam 

Australia 

University of New South Wales, Sydney 

Philosophy education 

Prof. Leonardo D. de Castro 

Philippines 

Department of Philosophy, University of the Philippines,Diliman, Quezon City 

Bioethics 

Prof. Insuk Cha 

Republic of Korea 

Seoul National University 

Philosophy and ethics of science and technology 

Dr. Surjeet Kaur Chahal 

  

India 

University of Pune 

Bioethics 

Dr. Chee-Khoon Chan 

Malaysia 

School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia 

Energy ethics 

Prof. Bhuvan Chandel 

India 

Director, Institute of Advanced Studies 

Bioethics and philosophy 

Dr. Sumittra Charojrochkul 

Thailand 

National Science and Technology Development Agency, Bangkok 

Energy ethics 

Prof. Eun-Hee Cho 

Republic of Korea 

Chosun University, Gwangju 

Bioethics education 

Prof. Paungphon Choonhaporn 

Thailand 

School of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 

Nursing ethics 

Dr. Somsak Chunharas 

Thailand 

Secretary General, National Health Foundation, Bangkok 

Bioethics 

Dr. Lindsey Connor 

New Zealand 

Faculty of Education, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 

Bioethics education and energy ethics 

Dr. Nares Damrongchai 

Thailand 

NSTDA 

Energy ethics 

Prof. Ken Daniels 

New Zealand 

Department of Social Work, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 

Bioethics 

Dr. Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop 

New Zealand 

AUT University 

Bioethics 

Prof. Anoja Fernando 

Sri Lanka 

University of Ruhuna 

Bioethics education 

Dr. John Fien 

Australia 

RMIT University, Melbourne 

Energy Ethics 

Ms. Jinhua Fu 

China 

Biology Department, Middle School attached to Beijing Normal University 

Bioethics education 

Prof. Jun Fudano 

Japan 

Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kanazawa and Tokyo 

Ethics of science and technology 

Dr. Tamami Fukushi 

Japan 

Center for Research on Brain Science & Society (RISTEX), Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo 

Neuroethics 

Dr. Daphne Furtado 

India 

St. Sophia's College, Mumbai 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Tran Han Giang 

Vietnam 

Deputy Director, Institute for Family and Gender Studies, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 

Gender and ethics 

Prof. Thomas A. Gionis 

United States 

Aristotle University, California 

Medical ethics and bioethics 

Dr. Alastair Gunn 

New Zealand 

The University of Waikato 

Energy ethics 

Prof. Abhik Gupta 

India 

Department of Ecology & Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, Assam 

Environmental ethics 

Prof. Kenji Hattori 

Japan 

Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine Department of Medical Philosophy and Ethics, Maebashi 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Soraj Hongladarom 

Thailand 

Department of Philosophy, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 

Bioethics 

Dr. Dena Hsin Chen-Hsin 

China 

China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Elise Huffer 

Fiji 

University of the South Pacific 

Environmental ethics 

Prof. Rainier Ibana 

Philippines 

Dept. of Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Aamir Jafarey 

Pakistan 

Center for Bioethics and Culture, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Brigitte Jansen 

Germany 

Bioethics Law 

Energy ethics 

Mr. M.C.N. Jayasuriya 

Sri Lanka 

Director, National Science Foundation, Colombo 

Ethics of science and technology 

Dr. Robert Kanaly 

Japan 

Yokohama City University 

Bioethics 

Prof. Alynai Karasaeva 

Kyrghyz Republic 

UNESCO Chair in Constitutional Rights and Gender Policy, Kygrz-Russian Slavic University, Bishkek 

Bioethics 

Dr. Konstantin S. Khroutski 

Russia 

Institute of Medical Education, Novgorod State University 

Bioethics 

Ms. Eun-young Kim 

Republic of Korea 

Science and Communication Team, National Commission of the Republic of Korea for UNESCO 

Bioethics education 

Judge Michael Kirby 

Australia 

former High Court Judge 

Bioethics declarations 

Dr. Ellen M. Kittson 

Australia 

Canberra 

Biotechnology and bioethics 

Dr. Tamara Kudaibergenova 

Kyrghyz Republic 

HRA, IRB, Kygryz State Medical Academy, Bishkek 

Bioethics 

 

 

 

Dr. Ivo Kwon 

Republic of Korea 

Institute of Bioethics and Law, Ewha University, Seoul 

Bioethics education 

Dr. On-Kwok Lai 

Japan 

School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University 

Energy ethics 

Dr. Shui-Chuen Le 

Taiwan, China 

National Central University, Chungli 

Energy ethics 

Dr. Rui-Peng Lei 

China 

University of Science and Technology, Wuhan

Bioethics 

Dr. Jie Liu 

China 

Peking University 

Water ethics 

Prof. Le Dinh Luong 

Vietnam 

Vietnam National University, Hanoi 

Bioethics and genetics 

Prof. N. Manohar 

India 

The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University 

Energy ethics 

Dr. Charn Mayot 

Thailand 

Assumption University, Bangkok 

Energy ethics 

Prof. Farhat Moazam 

Pakistan 

Center for Bioethics and Culture, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation 

Bioethics 

Prof. Masahiro Morioka 

Japan 

Osaka Prefecture University 

Bioethics 

Dr. Jeremy Moss 

Australia 

University of Melbourne 

Bioethics education and energy ethics 

Dr. Annaswamy Nalini 

India 

Saveetha University, Chennai 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Amru Hydari Nazif 

Indonesia 

Indonesian National Bioethics Commission, LIDI, Jakarta 

Bioethics 

Dr. Anwar Nasim 

Pakistan 

COMSTECH 

Bioethics 

Prof. D. Nesy 

India 

Department of Philosophy,University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 

Bioethics and energy ethics 

Dr. Siti Nurani Mohd Nor 

Malaysia 

Dept of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 

Ethics and science and technology 

Dr. Firuza Yu Nasyrova 

Tajikistan 

Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Academy of Sciences Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe 

Bioethic 

Mr. Chanroeun Pa 

Cambodia 

Department of Philosophy, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh 

Bioethics and philosophy 

Prof. Samantha Mei-Che Pang 

Hong Kong 

School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon 

Bioethics education 

Prof. S. Panneerselvam 

India 

Dept. of Philosophy, University of Madras, Chennai 

Environmental and bioethics education 

Dr Prasert Palitponganpim 

Thailand 

Research Manager of Bioethics Project, National Health Foundation, Bangkok 

Bioethics 

 

 

Dr. Maude Elvira Phipps 

Malaysia 

Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Irina Pollard 

Australia 

Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 

Bioethics education 

Mr. Morgan Pollard 

Australia 

Sydney 

Environmental ethics 

Dr. Jasdev S. Rai 

United Kingdom 

Sikh Human Rights Group 

Female feticide and energy ethics 

Dr. Michael Anjello Jothi Rajan 

India 

Department of Physics, Arul Anandar College (Autonomous), Karumathur, Madurai District 

Bioethics education 

Prof. Karuna Rameshkumar 

India 

Department of Clinical Pathology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Koramangala, Bangalore 

Medical ethics education 

Leaivy Manzanero

Philippines 

  University of the Philippines

Energy ethics 

 

 

Farhat Said-Pervaiz 

Pakistan

Karachi

Bioethics education 

Prof. Judit Sandor 

Hungary 

Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, Central European University, Budapest 

Bioethics 

Dr. Arthur Santios 

Australia 

  Adelaide University

Energy ethics 

Prof. Soenarto Sastrowijoto 

Indonesia 

Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta 

Bioethics education 

Dr. M. Selvanayagam 

India 

Director, Loyola Institute of Frontier Energy (LIFE), Loyola College, Nungambakkam, Chennai 

Bioethics 

Dr. Mihaela Serbulea 

Japan 

Yokohama 

Traditional medicine 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Aruna Sivakami 

India 

Mother Teresa University, Kodakannal 

Bioethics 

Prof. Sang-yong Song 

Republic of Korea 

The Korean Academy of Science and Technology, Chongno-gu, Seoul 

Bioethics and ethics of science and technology 

 

Bioethics education 

Prof. Budhianto Suhadi 

Indonesia 

Faculty of Medicine, University Pelita Harapin 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Irene Taafaki 

Marshall Islands 

University of the South Pacific, Majuro 

Traditional medicine 

Prof. Akira Tachikawa 

Japan 

International Christian University, Tokyo 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Atsushi Tajima 

Japan 

University of Tsukuba 

Energy ethics 

Prof. Miyako Okada-Takagi 

Japan 

Nihon University, Tokyo 

Energy ethics 

Prof. Takao Takahashi 

Japan 

Faculty of Letters, University of Kumamoto, Japan 

Bioethics 

 

 

 

Dr. Arockiam Thaddeus 

India 

Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women (Autonomous), Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Nadja Tollemache 

New Zealand 

Auckland 

Ethics of science and technology 

Prof. Nguyen Hoang Tri 

Vietnam 

Center of Environmental Research and Education, Hanoi University of Education 

Bioethics education 

Prof. Tomoaki Tsuchida 

Japan 

School of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo 

Bioethics education 

Mr. Nat Tuivavalagi 

Fiji 

  

Energy ethics 

Dr. Ngo Thi Tuyen 

Vietnam 

Center for Education Technology, Hanoi 

Energy ethics 

Ms. Kayo Uejima 

Japan 

Lablink 

Energy ethics 

Prof. Yanguang Wang 

China 

Institute of Bioethics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Jan Wawrzyniak 

Poland 

Institute of Philosophy, UAM, Poznan 

Bioethics education 

Prof. John Weckert 

Australia 

Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra 

IT and nanotechnology ethics 

Prof. Xiao Wei 

China 

Tsinghua University, Beijing 

Bioethics 

Ms. Karolyn White 

Australia 

MacQuarie University 

 

Dr. Wasinee Wisesrith 

Thailand 

Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 

Bioethics education 

Dr. Tomiko Yamaguchi 

Japan 

International Christian University 

Bioethics 

Dr. Naoshi Yamawaki 

Japan 

University of Tokyo 

Energy ethics 

Dr. Jeong-Ro Yoon 

Republic of Korea 

Director, ELSI program, Korea; KAIST, Daejoon 

Bioethics research development 

 

Page last updated on 9 December 2011.


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