Master RESET

Master’s Program “Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology” (RESET)

The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) launched its new Master’s Program in “Responsibility in Science, Engineering, und Technology” (RESET), funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria, in October 2017.

Responsibility has become a key concern in current discussions around governance, economic growth, sustainable development, and social progress – captured, for example, by the frameworks of
Res­­­­­ponsible Research and Innovation (RRI) or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
In an environment of increasing economic and political uncertainty, RESET takes serious challenges such

  • How can we anticipate and govern the social, ethical, or environmental impacts of scientific and technological change?
  • What is sustainable, reflexive, or democratic innovation?
  • Which inter- or transdisciplinary forms of knowledge production enable responsibility?
  • How do notions of responsibility differ across regulatory, cultural, and policy contexts?
  • How should expert knowledge and technical possibilities shape democracies, markets and societies?
  • Conversely, how can we democratize expertise and technology development?

RESET offers a professionally and practice-oriented graduate education for students interested in both the technical and social aspects of responsibility in today’s highly technologized societies.

Elite Network of Bavaria


Application01 January – 31 May

Program Guide 2018-2019

At a glance

semesters, full time program
credit points
  • Program Master in Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Degree Type Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Duration 4 semesters, full-time program
  • Language English
  • Admission Requirements • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree: B.A., B.Sc., STEM, Economics, Life Sciences, Medicine
    • Passing the aptitude assessment: more information
  • Start of course Winter semester
  • Application 01 January - 31 May
  • Costs per Semester No tuition fee. Detailed information