The Division for Science, Technology and Society 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 are 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.
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).
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.
Click here to get to STS Seminar Schedule (in Swedish)
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