Research at STəPS

Our research programme focuses on the dynamics and governance of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). The study of the nature and actual dynamics of the processes of STI is considered as a goal in itself, but is also an important prerequisite to investigate the governance of STI.

The view that STI should be considered as social processes underlies the design of our research programme. The programme aims to cover the whole spectrum of the ‘life trajectory’ of techno-scientific developments, ranging from historical to forecast and policy studies.

Recently, STePS research was subject of an international evaluation. The report of this evaluation can be found here.

STePS areas


Research areas and projects

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graduate schools

Graduate schools

Information on research schools



National and international collaborations







Recent publications and archive

STePS in View

STePS colloquia and seminars

Colloquia and Seminars