HSS promotes new interdisciplinary research and education programmes based upon the School’s comparative strengths, leading-edge research trends in the international academe, and centrally aligned with the NTU’s Five Peaks of Excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia. These are key areas of research identified by the University in its five-year strategic plan, NTU 2015, which maps out how it will become a great global university by 2015.
The five strategic research themes of our School are as follow:
Global STS Conference: New Directions in Exploring Science and Technology in Society
Date: 14th – 15th March 2014
In marking the 10th Anniversary of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, the Humanities, Science, and Society Research Cluster (HSS@HSS) will hold an international conference on Global STS: Exploring Transnational Dimensions of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) on the 14th and 15th March 2014.
The conference aims to take STS across new frontiers where the global dimension of science and technology that increasingly shape the future of society in the 21st century are critically examined. Can we build a better explanation to understand rapid developments of science and technology in the globalized society? How have transnational networks of scientific systems transformed epistemological contents and practices of science? How should the notion of technological politics be applied in diverse political regimes across the globe? In other words, can we have a Global STS and what might it look like?
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