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The Fondation Brocher is an essential player in this vital thinking process: one which will help make us aware of the real challenges in using our resources for maximum impact on the health of the people of the world.



Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


The Brocher Foundation is a Swiss non-profit private foundation  recognized of public interest. Your donations are tax deductible according to the regulations in force.

They have trusted us

They have trusted us by organizing an event (workshop, symposium or summer academy) at the Brocher Centre:


Australian National University







In collaboration with the Science-Society Interface of the University of Lausanne, Ethos is a research platform which answers to demands in the field of ethics coming from civil society (politics, associations, NGOs, firms, professional unions, etc.). The interdisciplinary confrontation of academic disciplines with social practices facilitates the emergence of new knowledge.

Ethos wants to reflect upon big contemporary issues by adopting an interdisciplinary perspective in ethics. To achieve this goal, the platform gathers researchers in the domains of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, with actors of the civil society. Ethos is particularly interested in the following themes:
  • ethics and care;
  • ethics, finitude and ecology;
  • ethics of science and technology.
Ethos fosters collaborations between the faculties of the University of Lausanne to organise conferences, seminars, workshops, and to conduct interdisciplinary research at a national and international level. Besides, Ethos promotes interdisciplinary ethics within continuous training. The University Hospital of the Canton de Vaud (CHUV) and the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) are its privileged partners.





Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research