The transdisciplinary course program of the STS Department offered within the framework of the Carl von Linde Academy has a new name: Wissenschaft ⋈ Technologie ⋈ Gesellschaft (WTG).
How does digitization change science and society? What does responsibility mean with respect to genetic engineering, nanotechnologies or autonomous systems? How can research and innovation be politically regulated? And how can we improve communication between science and the public?
It is through WTG, that the Munich Department of Science, Technology and Society (STS) is able to offer a wide range of seminars and workshops to answer these and other interesting and pressingly important questions. The assigned modules can be credited as Überfachliche Grundlagen/Qualifikationen in almost all TUM study programs, or they can be completed as additional subjects.
Enhance your studies with insights into the interplay of science, technology and society through the 6 thematic areas the WTG has to offer:
- Basic Concepts & Analyses
- Media & the Public
- Politics & Business
- Ethical & Social issues
- Arts & Culture
- Methods & Approaches
In each of these thematic areas you will find courses that emphasize:
- Research-oriented basic knowledge
- Application-oriented practical knowledge
- Professionally-oriented skills & expertise