The Section of Knowledge, Transformation, and Society (KiTeS) aims to study and shape the public creation of knowledge to inform and support transformation toward responsible, sustainable, and equitable futures. KiTeS understands knowledge broadly to include: academic and professional knowledge as practiced, taught and learned in higher education; new scientific and technological knowledge laid down in scientific output, articles, patents and the like; as well knowledge from other knowledge perspectives and systems. KiTeS is organized around four cross-cutting themes that inform research, education, and impact:
- Citizen science, co-design, and other participatory approaches to knowledge production
- Evidence-based policy and rethinking knowledge-policy-society relations
- Transforming knowledge for justice and sustainability
- Transforming the university and innovating teaching and learning
KiTeS was established in 2023 through the merger of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) and the Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS) section.