Virtuology Academy

Welcome to The Virtuology Academy

We’re the original virtuology-teaching academy, training the future virtuologues

About the Virtuology Academy

Virtuology Academy is a place of study and training in the field of virtues. It is a society of distinguished scholars and scientists that aims to promote and maintain standards in the field of self-development. Virtuology Academy is an official organization intended to promote and develop the science of virtues. It is a publicly-funded independent institution offering higher education on virtues.

Virtuology Academy is affiliated with the Virtuology Institute, which does all the research and development for the subjects taught at the Academy, ensuring that it reflects political, social, economic, ecological and technological developments.

Ensuring a world class program, we effectively collaborate with a variety of L&D professionals in the innovation of Academy processes, aligning teams around best practices in development and delivery.

  • Virtuology Academy is the world’s No.1 provider of courses and books on the topic of virtues. HQ is in Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • We aspire to build world-class capabilities for all our students and advance our position as the preeminent personal development institution in the world.

    We are a non-profit organization funded by founders, advocacy groups, and corporations, and derive revenue from courses. We are non-partisan in purpose, not partial to any specific party, person, etc.

    The mission of Virtuology Academy is to enable everyone to harness the power of their inborn virtues, to train qualified virtuologues, and to publish empirical research that tests, extends, or builds virtuology theory and contributes to virtue-driven practice. All empirical methods including, but not limited to, qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory, meta-analytic, and mixed methods are welcome. Our courses and publications contain the researches that make strong empirical, theoretical and practical contributions to a virtue-driven life-style. Creators strive to produce original, insightful, interesting, important, and theoretically bold research that demonstrates a significant “value-added” contribution to the field’s understanding of virtues.
    We are an industry leader. Our industry is educetion, rather than education. Virtuology doesn’t provide mere education but educetion.

    Education comes from the two Latin words: educare and educere.
    Educare means to train or to mould, whereas educere means to educe or draw out.
    So, it is meant to be a push-and-pull dynamic. However, most of education today bases itself on the molding or pushing part, neglecting the extracting or pulling one, which is equally important.

    We are not taught to think for ourselves but rather to think like other people. We all come into this world with innate knowledge, talents, and virtues, but educational systems treat us as a tabula rasa or a blank slate that needs to be filled with data. Virtuology, on the other hand, is designed to educe (draw out) that which lies within each person, their dormant qualities, their superpowers (virtues), rather than treat them as a tabula rasa or a blank slate that needs to be filled with data.

    Virtuology has great value not because it is academically pleasing but because it embodies the idea that virtues are the key to excellence, lasting success, growth and progress. That idea in itself is the carrier of great value, which in the hands of the right network (that has an appreciation for virtues) can do wonders.



    Price Tables

    • Advanced
    • 3.000€
    • Basic Features
    • + Virtues & Flaws & Skills
    • 65 modules
    • Master
    • 4.000€
    • Advanced Features
    • + Virtues & Flaws & Skills
    • 113 modules
    • Grand Master
    • 5.000€
    • Master Features
    • + Virtues & Flaws & Skills
    • All modules + Trophy

    It is not possible to sign up at the moment.

    The prices are per a person. Everyone starts with the Basic programme and afterwards advances to Advanced, Master and Grand Master programmes, according to own aptitudes. To become a Master at Virtuology it costs 9.000€ – completing the Basic, Advanced and Master programme. The tuition investment can be recovered with holding just one workshop afterwards, making it one of the best investments there is.

    For groups, we offer discounts, depending on the number. For the special courses tailored to a need of an organization additional small fee applies. Please contact us stating the total of the people in the organization and we will send you our offer. If you want a bespoke e-course featuring specific virtues and/or flaws and/or skills, please state that. The full list of all the topics that are presently part of the curriculum is here.

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    Learning Through Osmosis

    At the academy, the power of the virtues is conveyed by the group experience that students “get by osmosis” instead of by studying.

    Allegorically, osmosis is an apparently effortless, gradual absorption of ideas, feelings, attitudes, etc.; often unconscious process of assimilation; picking up knowledge accidentally or spontaneously, without actually seeking that particular knowledge.
    An example of osmosis: learning a foreign language by osmosis is learning while residing in the foreign country, as opposed to studying it.

    Similarly, virtues grow easier through the process of osmosis rather than through studying or reasoning or intellectualization. Therefore, a person with the lower concentration of virtues will effortlessly, gradually, unconsciously become virtuous when subjected to the influence of the people and other agents, such as our Academy programme, with higher concentration of virtues.

    For example, when a student, who has a low level of joy, hangs around people with higher level of joy at the academy, especially with the virtuologues (the teachers), he or she will automatically become more joyous, without making any effort. So, if you need a certain virtue, in our programme we will provide you with the influences of that virtue. Therefore, there is nothing to study – let osmosis do its thing, making you virtuous by being subjected to virtuous staff, stuff, stories and colleagues.

    Osmosis happens when you place two mixtures of different concentration next to each other. Osmosis is the tendency of a solvent to pass through a semipermeable membrane into a solution of higher concentration. It is the movement from lower concentration to higher concentration. An example of osmosis is when red blood cells, which have a high concentration of protein and salt, are placed in a lower concentration fluid like water, the water will rush into the red blood cells. Perhaps an even better example of osmosis is when you place a dehydrated lettuce in a bowl with water, lettuce will not dilute (water will not take the quality of lettuce), but the water will get into the salad and a small dried lettuce will grow larger.



    Basic programme takes 8 weeks to complete. If you need more time to go through the course material you are free to extend it by purchasing extension.


    We offer two weeks guaranty to all Academy students who have done their part in the programme – did their homework. To judge the course, you need to do what course tells you to do, otherwise it won’t work


    No special requirements, other than teachability. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.

    Course vs. Book

    Courses have the same content as the books but are in totally different format with a lot of multimedia addons that make the content more appealing and easier to digest and easier to act on it.


    Why Work With Us

    There is absolutely no one like us, in the sense that we offer a comprehensive program on virtues – multimedia modules that cover everything you need to know about how to:

    • activate and cultivate each individual virtue
    • manage your flaws and free yourself from them
    • hone particular skills essential for any success

    Feature content that is not designed just to inform you and motivate you but to:

    • inspire you
    • transform you
    • bring real results


    We are constantly improving ourselves and our content to make sure that we and our users are on the leading edge and harnessing all that the world has to offer in order to bring each and every one of us to a level where everything imagined is possible.

    We are what we preach

    We make virtues our priority in our private and professional lives. You can be sure that we will deal with you only with love, integrity, joy, appreciation and all the other virtues.

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