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Dubrovnik International Bioethics Summer School (DIBSS)

Dubrovnik, August 5th – 14th 2016

Continuous progress in life-sciences, medicine and biotechnology has provided us access to new ways of treating, preventing and even curing human diseases. As the impact of these advancements on individuals, communities, and societies grows, so does the importance of bioethics, a field which emerged about fifty years ago. Both a theoretical and a practical endeavor, bioethics allows us to discuss and understand our deep moral concerns, fears, and hopes regarding the influence of medical sciences and biotechnological advancements on our lives.

Global Bioethics Initiative New York, University of Zagreb School of Medicine and Inter-university Center Dubrovnik are organizing Dubrovnik International Bioethics Summer School which will be held from August 5th – August 14th 2016 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The school is a mirror partnership project organized together with New York International Bioethics Summer School which will be held from July 11th – 22nd at Manhattan, at premises of New York Society for Ethical Culture.

Dubrovnik International Bioethics Summer School will address different bioethical problems in the context of emerging global society. The summer school aims at an interdisciplinary debate, especially between:clinical medicine and public health, law, philosophy, sociology and political sciences, psychology, psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Goal of the Dubrovnik International Bioethics Summer School is to provide interested students and professionals with information pertaining to different aspects of bioethical issues encouraging international debates at the intersection of health, biotechnology and medicine. Please click here for more details about the program and the educational modules.

Organizing Institutions’ Missions:


Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI)is New York based institution dedicated to fostering public awareness and understanding of bioethical issues, as well as to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges.GBI is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) at the same time being member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and having special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.


The Inter-University Centre (IUC), is an independent, autonomous academic institution with a mission to promote international co-operation between academic institutions throughout the world.


The University of Zagreb: The mission of the University is based on scientific and artistic research and aims at sustainable development, artistic creativity and professional work as well as organization and performance of university studies and, exceptionally, occupational studies