Institute for Science in Society
The Institute for Science in Society (ISiS) is part of the Faculty of Science of Radboud University. ISiS hosts a variety of experts including philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists and interdisciplinary scientists with the aim to analyse, assess and improve the societal embedding of science and technology. We provide research and education for both Bachelor's and Master's at the Faculty of Science.
Our research and education focuses on how actors – whether they are scientists, citizens, technology developers or other stakeholders – understand the world around them and how such understanding can be improved to facilitate the addressing of complex issues in science and technology.
Vacancy: Assistant Professor of Ethics, Controversies, Communication and Innovation in Biosciences and Technology
Are you an enthusiastic and engaged social scientist who is eager to combine teaching and science? And are you passionate about societal and ethical aspects of science and technology? Do you want to be part of our highly collaborative and motivated team involved in different science domains? Then apply to be an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Science in Society.
Nature made a series of podcasts based on the International Council for Science discussion paper "A contemporary perspective on the free and responsible practice of science in the 21st century." Episode 2 on scientific autonomy includes an interview with Willem Halffman.
Martin Drenthen in televisieprogramma Dit is de kwestie: "Hekken om de natuur zijn niet meer van deze tijd"
In Nederland sluiten we veel natuurgebieden af met eindeloos veel hekken. Dat kan ook anders, zegt milieufilosoof Martin Drenthen. Interview naar aanleiding van de aflevering van het tv-programma Dit is de kwestie, EO televisie, 15 maart 2023.
Machine head (Michael Waraksa)
Sifted (Michael Waraksa)
Our Mission ...
is to analyse, assess and improve the societal embedding of science and technology, through research, education and communication, in close collaboration with the other Institutes of the Faculty of Science and other relevant groups in society.
Important research themes are Social-Ecological Transformations and
Emerging Technologies and Responsible Research.
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