Centre for Science and Technology Studies - The Technical University of Kenya

What we do

Education

The Centre aims to encourage the integration of historical outlook, economic considerations, ethical deliberations, sociological perspectives and policy informed contexts into science and technology curriculum and to facilitate collaborative interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral and intergenerational research contexts and learning environments. The Centre’s activities include, but are not restricted to: (a) developing postgraduate curricula on science and technology studies; (b) identifying and then adopting some of the most innovative science and technology learning environments; (c) holding in-house interfaculty research and teaching collaborations, and; (d) providing continuous seminar series for undergraduate and postgraduate students focused specifically on how science and technology emerge, become institutionalized, evolves through social processes, and impacts and are (in turn) affected by society—socially, culturally, economically, politically and epistemologically.

On-Line Networ king , Collaborative Tools

The Centre is currently engaged in creating an online portal, a collaborative visualization tool, with the goal of encouraging a wider public engagement and participation on matters concerning, for example, the opportunities and the risks engendered by emergent scientific and technological innovation.

Academic Programmes

The Centre is developing class-based and online module II postgraduate certificate/diploma courses on the following clusters:

  1. Science, Engineering and Society
  2. Biomedicine, Health Technologies and Society
  3. Science, Technology and Gender
  4. Science, Technology and Media
  5. Science, Technological Change and the Environmental
  6. Science, Technology and Governance
  7. Science, Technology and Indigenous Knowledge

In addition, the Centre is developing short team-taught courses, to be taught in three to four weeks, organized around emerging multidisciplinary research and learning areas such as

  1. Food Systems, Safety and Security
  2. Cyber-Psychology and Changing Notions of Selfhood
  3. Youth, New Media and Civic Engagement
  4. Technology and Changing lifestyles
  5. Technologies and Science Diplomacy