• Chair of Ethics and Christian Thought

The Chair of Ethics and Christian Thought is a department within IQS (Universitat Ramon Llull), a Jesuit Centre for Higher Education. The Chair of Ethics works in both the IQS School of Engineering and the IQS School of Management. The Chair organises:

  • The IQS symposium (annual meeting for reflection for all IQS staff).
  • The Laboratory for Analysis and Social Criticism (LACS). IQS School of Management research group (URL).
  • Christian faith.
  • Seminars for teachers.
  • Seminars for students.
  • Cultural activities.
  • Social volunteering opportunities in Barcelona and foreign countries.


The Chair of Ethics and Christian Thought focuses its activities on four different areas:

Volunteer work

We provide volunteer opportunities that bring our students in contact with economically disadvantaged individuals.


We make it possible for our students to learn about the Christian faith and we facilitate a personal and community religious experience in line with IQS’s philosophy and mission.

Welcome and orientation for new students

We enhance and improve our students’ experience through activities like the IQS Students’ Briefing and After-Lunch in line with the university’s philosophy and mission.

Academic and research activities

We reflect on the ethical dimension of professions linked to business, economics, chemistry, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, bioengineering, pharmaceuticals and science in general. Our lines of research are Christian Social Thought, Ethics of Technoscience and Humanism in a Technological Society.

The Chair Professors are Flavio Comim (flavio.comim@iqs.edu), Oriol Quintana (oriol.quintana@iqs.edu), Llorenç Puig (llorenç.puig@iqs.edu) and Albert Florensa (albert.florensa@iqs.edu).

The Chair of Ethics is a meeting point that is intended:

  • To prompt reflection on the ethical scope of professions associated with business, economics, chemistry, chemical engineering, industrial engineering and general science, and on important social matters.
  • To encourage awareness of the Christian faith, and to encourage personal and community religious experience.
  • To offer volunteer activities in keeping with the realities of today's society, particularly in the most underprivileged sectors.