KULT8880 - Forskning, teknologi og samfunn: RRI-kurs Digitalt Liv Norge

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Vurderingsordning: Oppgave og arbeider
Karakter: Bestått/ Ikke bestått

Vurdering Vekting Varighet Delkarakter Hjelpemidler
Oppgave 1/2 A
Arbeider 1/2 A

Faglig innhold

This course prepares PhD candidates and early career researchers within biotechnology, life science and neighbouring scientific fields to adopt Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in their research practice. We introduce the body of academic knowledge underpinning the RRI concept, namely Science and Technology Studies (STS) and history, philosophy and sociology of science. The main course objective is to enhance participants knowledge on how scientific work is intertwined with changes in society and to introduce them to ideas of democratization of science and current international discussions on RRI. We will combine theoretical insights with long group discussions and hands-on exercises of applying RRI-methods in the context of participants research projects. Discussions on strengths of limitations of the concept of RRI in research practice will be included.

Please check "Faglærers emneside" for more information about planned courses and how to apply.


After completing the course (learning outcome), the students shall 1) Understand theories that show how science and technology development is neither deterministic nor value-free, and that R&D has enormous potential to redefine the meaning of being human and conditions of human existence. 2) Understand the way of thinking RRI is based on and know its central dimensions. 3) Be able to engage in broader debates surrounding their research and address social, ethical, political and economic aspects of their work. 4) Be able to critically reflect on the R&D system and take part in initiatives for its improvement.

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Mandatory participation in teaching and team assignments. Participants will conduct a comprehensive homework in the form of a hands-on exercise in between the two gatherings as part of the assignment.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Deltakelse

Mer om vurdering

5 ECTS, including homework between gatherings and a written paper (approx. 3,000 words) in which the candidates discusses her or his own research project in light of the course contents.


Course literature will be distributed to participants in due time before the course.

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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  5.0 SP
Studienivå: Doktorgrads nivå


Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  HØST 2023

Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

  • Tverrfaglige kulturstudier
  • Etikk
  • Bioteknologi/Havbruk
  • Biofysikk
  • Akvakultur
  • Design for bærekraft
  • Medisinsk etikk, forskningsetikk og vitenskapsteori
  • Naturfag

Ansvarlig enhet
Institutt for tverrfaglige kulturstudier


Vurderingsordning: Oppgave og arbeider

Termin Statuskode Vurdering Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Eksamens- system Rom *
Høst ORD Arbeider 1/2 A
Rom Bygning Antall kandidater
Høst ORD Oppgave 1/2 A
Rom Bygning Antall kandidater
  • * Skriftlig eksamen plasseres på rom 3 dager før eksamensdato. Hvis mer enn ett rom er oppgitt, finner du ditt rom på Studentweb.

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