The center is considered the vanguard of USI’s communication faculty’s interest in the ethical responsibilities and legal rights in all related fields of communication studies.
It engages in
- research in the overlap of legal studies and ethics with a focus on communication, particularly on the transitory space of voluntary and mandatory rules (as in CSR). Other topics in the overlap: Cyber law, academic research, codes of conduct, legal and ethical challenges of the digital age
- teaching legal and ethical aspects of research and publication to PhD students (and possibly other faculty members) on topics like privacy, data protection and plagiarism. Dialogical co-teaching is applied.
- creating awareness within the university and beyond of legal and ethical aspects concerning all areas of communication studies.