BECOME A TECH THINKER EQUIPPED TO GUIDE SOCIETY INTO THE FUTURE
Are you fascinated by the role of science and technology in society? Are you eager to tackle complex, tech-related issues, such as privacy concerns surrounding coronavirus apps, or the use of artificial intelligence for identifying future criminals? Are you itching to explore – Black Mirror-like – the implications and ethics of tomorrow’s technologies? And would you like to do that in an international academic programme that brings together philosophers, engineers and social scientists? Do you see yourself becoming a high-level tech thinker and navigator, capable of guiding people, businesses, policy makers and researchers by asking the right questions at the right time, and exploring the best way forward? Then our two-year, English-taught Master’s programme in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) is the right choice for you.
How do neurotechnologies affect our view of human identity and free will? How far can we go with climate engineering, and who should decide? How are algorithms shaping the choices we make every day, and is that what we want? The PSTS Master’s at University of Twente is all about tackling tough questions like these. An academic programme unlike any other in the world, this degree is open to students with a background in engineering as well as philosophy or social sciences: whatever your Bachelor’s, PSTS will equip you with the competencies to examine, evaluate and improve the interactions between technology and society.
The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily changed the way universities organise their education, triggering more online and hybrid teaching, among other things. At the UT, we have benefited immensely from our ‘high tech human touch’ approach in all of this, combining a people-first mentality with the best technical solutions available. We keep close tabs on day-to-day changes and challenges posed by COVID-19, and adapt our regulations and methods accordingly. For all the latest news and updates with regard to the UT’s response to COVID-19, please check our online Corona FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.
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