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Science, Technology and Society

The Division for Science, Technology and Society (STS) focuses on the societal role of science and technology in the modern and contemporary world. The research and teaching conducted at the division encompasses a broad spectrum of perspectives. Among the disciplines and fields represented is history of science and technology, innovation and sustainability studies, infrastructure and policy studies, science and technology studies as well as gender studies, philosophy and sociology.

Key research areas are the built environment and urban mobility, digital economies and societies, disruptive technologies and sharing economies, gender and higher education, large technological systems, transnational history, university history, users of technology and technology-in-use.

Research projects at STS (in Swedish)
Publications at STS

Staff at STS


STS Seminar Series
The division hosts two seminar series: the history of science and technology seminar series (organized jointly with the history of ideas at Gothenburg University) and the STS seminar series.
STS Seminar Schedule (in Swedish)



Education at STS

The division gives courses in the Bachelor’s programmes Industrial Engineering and Management (I) and Humans, Technology, Society (MTS) as well as Master’s programmes such as Management and Economics of Innovation (MEI) and Quality and Operations Management (QOM).


Courses by STS 2021-2022:

TEK925 - Introduction industrial economy
TEK735 - Technology for a global sustainable society
TEK566 - Technology and culture
TEK910 - Economics of innovation
ITS066 - Gender and technology
TEK226 - Technology and society
TEK320 - Digital economics and policy
TEK600 - Digitalisation and society
CTE031 - History of technology
TEK486 - Green IT and innovation
TEK130 - History of science
TEK237 - Social innovation and social entrepreneurship
TEK291 - Research methodology
TEK390 - The engineer in society
TEK571 - Ethics and technology

TEKX04 - Bachelor's thesis in Technology management and economics


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