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860-0003-00L  Cornerstone Science, Technology, and Policy

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersT. Bernauer, R. S. Abhari
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc.


AbstractThis course introduces students to the MSc program in two ways. First, it provides a general introduction to the study of STP. Second, it exposes students to a variety of complex policy problems and ways and means of coming up with proposals for and assessments of policy options.
ObjectiveThis course introduces students to the MSc program in two ways. First, it provides a general introduction to the study of STP. Second, it exposes students to a variety of complex policy problems and ways and means of coming up with proposals for and assessments of policy options.
ContentDay 1: Introduction to the study of Science, Technology and Policy / getting to know each other, social event
Day 2: Knowledge assessment in areas marked by controversy over scientific evidence
Day 3: Challenges of urban development / Energy transition and sustainable mobility
Day 4: Mitigating and adapting to climate change / Managing international water resources
Day 5: Implications of digital society / Policy planning exercise
Prerequisites / NoticeReserved for the ISTP's Master students