Undergoing fast changes, the globalized world poses economic, political, moral and security challenges.
We are witnessing the dramatic development of today’s civilization with its scientific and technical progress caused by the intersection of science, philosophy, and business.
Only highly educated professionals with leadership abilities who are motivated in their decision-making by values and principles can face, understand, handle and master these challenges on the local, national and international levels for the sake of security and development of the highest values, which are the human being and family.
Social, political, and economic systems with their own rules of development are legitimately autonomous. Nonetheless, moral responsibility for the affirmation of justice and of the common good permeates these autonomous fields. Therefore, politics and economics need an axiological approach to study them as well as to do them.
To study the mutual influence and enrichment of each of these fields and to search for new models of societal, political, and economic systems which are morally responsible for the affirmation of human dignity and for the common good are the challenge and task of the interdisciplinary program of academic intersection “Ethics-Politics-Economics”, wich UCU has opened in September 2017, considering Ukraine’s needs and realities of the modern world.
This program is unique in Ukraine and aiming to educate a new type of social and political leaders this program combines interdisciplinary approaches with axiological ones, theory with practical experience.
- To educate a new generation of highly-qualified leaders committed to basic moral values, human dignity, freedom, solidarity, common good, human rights, justice, and motivated by values and principles.
- To form creative, goal-directed social leaders, politicians, businesspeople responsible for social, political, and economic processes in Ukraine and at the international level.
- To educate free, innovative, critically-thinking managers, who constantly learn, know how to learn, can apply their knowledge, look for changes on local and global scales, shape new models of development and create new systems.
This ambitious goal is an answer to the challenge of Patriarch Slipyj: “Aspire to greatness”!