Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STəPS)

The Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS) helps to navigate technology and sciences in societies, through world-class multidisciplinary research, intensive education and practical interventions.

  • We assess sociotechnical change, studying the past and anticipating the future.
  • We stir constructive debate and identify productive steering options for governments, academic institutions, civil society, user organisations, and firms – in Europe and in emerging economies.
  • We work towards better governance of science, technology and innovation, addressing major societal challenges such as cybersecurity, sustainability and health, together with the players in the field.


What we do
Stefan Kuhlmann

STEPS Mission Statement 

Andreas Weber

CuriousU Summer school Governance and Ethics of Technology

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Stefan Kuhlmann and Gonzalo Ordonez

STEPS Research Evaluation Course

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