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  • University of North Texas: milieu- en techniekfilosofie.
    Stony Brook University New York: brede techniekfilosofie.
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  • Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society

    1. 1. Welcome Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society 27 November 2013 Prof. dr. Ciano Aydin
    2. 2. PROGRAMME  PSTS presentation by Ciano Aydin  Student presentation by Wessel Reijers  Questions  Information market and drink
    3. 3. MOVIE PSTS Movie Philosophy of Science, Technology and Socie
    4. 4. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY International programme All courses are taught in English 120 EC, no pre-master programme Good opportunities to study abroad Training in reflection / academic skills Empirical orientation: analyzing specific technologies and technological practices and discourses  Excellent research  Opportunity to do internship      
    5. 5. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY  Philosophical and multidisciplinary reflection on science and technology  Analyzing and assessing the impact of science and technology on society  How are ict’s affecting our privacy?  How are prosthetics changing our human identity?  How can we assess the acceptability of risks and uncertainties: waste water processing, nuclear energy?  Can we use robots as companions for elderly people?
    6. 6. ADMISSION  a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in  (Applied) Natural Science,  Engineering Science,  Social Science,  Philosophy  Any other discipline, with an emphasis on (social) science or technology and a focus on the application of technology in a particular professional area or on technical interventions in social systems
    7. 7. ADMISSION  Good knowledge of English  English writing assessment for international and Dutch HBO students  Online application (form website)
    8. 8. First Year
    9. 9. Programme lay out first year  Students with different backgrounds (in Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and Philosophy) are introduced to the typical PSTS approach. They take the courses Philosophy of Technology, Philosophical theories and methods, and Science and Technology Studies  In the TechnoLab project (which runs through block 2 and 3) students become acquainted with technological approaches and frameworks used in Engineering Sciences and Social Sciences (UT) disciplines and institutes.  The other courses deal with more detailed investigation of topics related to PSTS and prepares students for the research-oriented courses in the second year.
    10. 10. 2d year PSTS New Style First Term Students take the three obligatory courses of their profile (15 EC’s) and choose 2 elective courses (10 EC’s). Masterlab 1 (5 EC’s) is followed parallel to the module and elective courses: skills training, orientation within profile, thesis proposal. Second Term MasterLab 2 is part of working on master thesis: discussing drafts with other students.
    11. 11. Programme lay out second year  In the second year students choose a specialisation profile. Dependent on their profile students have to follow a cluster of obligatory courses and can fill up the rest with elective courses, compiling this way a tailor-made profile  Students specialize themselves within a profile under guidance of a profile coordinator and participate in activities of the relevant research group(s), such as research meetings and colloquia  Depending on an orientation towards an academic career or professional career, the student can choose an internship or a research project  Students prepare their thesis proposal and write their thesis.
    12. 12. TWENTE GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS  Outstanding research environment ‘high tech - human touch’  High quality structured supervision and personal development  Integrated Master’s and PhD programmes: make a head start  Tailor-made education in the PhD phase:  Advanced courses in the field of expertise  Academic and career development skills  For more information see:  TGS programmes related to Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society:  Ethics and Technology (3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology)  Human-centred Interaction Technologies (CTIT)  Governance of Knowledge and Innovation (IGS) 12
    13. 13. Ethics and Technology Graduate School variant, Second Year
    14. 14. PSTS theses Lise Bitsch: Genetic susceptibility screening in Denmark •About the use of genetic screening technology in Denmark Setargew Kenaw Fantaw: Cultural Translation of Technological Modernization: Postphemenology and Technological Mediation of Culture •About changes in culture by the usage of mobile phones in African societies Antonia Linzbach: Political discourse on biogas and its reflection in regulatory Institutionalization •About the success of a specific kind of green technology Lars van Assen: Neuroscience and free will About anthropological presuppositions in the free will and neuroscience debate.
    15. 15. STUDY ABROAD  Philosophy of Technology:  Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm  University of North Texas  Stony Brook University New York  Science, Technology and Society:  PRIME network: Aalborg, Lisbon, Manchester, Madrid, Paris or Atlanta.
    17. 17. WHY STUDY PSTS?  Broadening your academic skills  Linking pin between engineering, social and business sciences  Active contribution to society  A new outlook on existing discusions regarding current affairs
    18. 18. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY Job perspectives:  Policy making / Government: Cogem (Commissie genetische modificatie), Rathenau Institute.  Academic world: PhD project  Consultancy: Tauw (sustainability), Technopolis  Industry / Business: food, textile, oil, chemicals, machinery, automotive, ICT, communication / journalism, etc.  Research & Development: ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands), TNO.
    19. 19. Ruth Mamphuys  Researcher Environmental risks of genetic modification  Medical Biochemistry & PSTS  the Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification (COGEM).  Examines test applications, informs applicants, talks to experts, and advises the Ministry of VROM.
    20. 20. Hanneke Bodewes  Innovation and Scientific Policy Consultant  Industrial Engineering and Management & PSTS  Technopolis  Advice on innovation and scientific policy for the European Commission  Now works at SenterNovem on innovation policy
    21. 21. FURTHER INFORMATION  Mr. Jan Nelissen (study counsellor) Tel: +31 53 489 3588 E-mail:
    22. 22. STUDENT PRESENTATION PSTS Ceciel Kempers
    23. 23. Who am I?  Ceciel Kempers  Student  Engineer/researcher  Into arts and culture  Aspriring philosopher
    24. 24. My Background  BASc Biomedical Research  Focus on research and engineering:  Biology  Chemistry  Little math and physics  Learn how to work at the lab bench  Didn’t want a career in the laboratory  Looking for a master that takes the broader perspective: relating science and technology to society
    25. 25. Now: PSTS  What is my experience?  Studying harder than ever before, but learned so much (even at the fundamental level)!  Great professors  Makes you develop a highly critical attitude towards EVERYTHING  Great international community
    26. 26. Course example  Society, Politics and Technology  Learning basic concepts used in political philosophy  Analyzing technologies in terms of political and social aspects:  Do artifacts possess political abilities?  Do they affect the way we think about justice, freedom, equality, community and/or democracy?  Highly interactive course: lively discussions
    27. 27. Facebook PSTS: Do you have questions after this meeting? Go to the facebook page and ask your question at the forum!
    28. 28. Second round or Information market