Interdisciplinary strength and symmetry from a diverse student body

RESET combines rigorous training in science and technology studies (STS) with project-based immersion in engineering, science, citizen engagement and policy-making. The program draws its interdisciplinary strength and symmetry from a diverse student body – with backgrounds in science, technology and engineering as well as social and life sciences, psychology and the humanities – and is aimed at students with previous work or research experience.

RESET students acquire broad and in-depth knowledge of theories, methods and techniques from various disciplines including STS, public policy, innovation studies, economics, law, media studies and ethics. Furthermore, they learn to reflect on STEM fields from a responsibility perspective.

Some of the program’s special features are:

  • Responsibility and responsiveness: A distinctive focus on the socio-technological dynamics and effects of innovation and research. In particular, graduates are able to identify and critically discuss social, economic, political, cultural and legal aspects of science and technology.
  • An immersive and practice-oriented education: An innovative term structure and hands-on immersive learning based on case studies, projects and an internship foster new forms of collaboration across institutions and disciplines.
  • Intensive academic support: Students benefit from small course sizes, in-depth discussions and individual support from RESET’s teaching staff. Furthermore, they get support from the Elite Network of Bavaria.
  • International competitiveness: The language of instruction is English and international student groups and projects help prepare students for a global working environment. Students are able to acquire expert knowledge at the cutting edge of international technoscience research as well as extensive communication and project management skills. In addition, they have the option of doing their internship or a semester abroad.

Career Perspectives

RESET graduates will be qualified internationally for a wide range of career fields, including governmental institutions, international organizations, innovative firms (both established companies and start-ups), NGOs, think tanks, consulting and academia. The degree additionally qualifies graduates to pursue further research on a doctoral level. RESET graduates will be able to critically contribute to scholarship, decision-making and communication concerning responsible research and innovation in emerging sociotechnical fields such as sustainable energy solutions, industrial biotechnology, biomedical health care, the Internet of Things, Big Data and urban infrastructure.