Teknovetenskapliga studier

Technoscience studies


Technoscience studies focus on research, education and development in advanced collaboration. The research field’s overall aim is to develop complex understandings and practices of information and communication technologies including media technologies such as reality producing technology and as part of the predominant social changes. A strong awareness of the importance of local context has also spurred research towards the development of innovation systems.

Researchers and doctoral students involved in technoscience studies are mainly active in four profile areas;

  • Design for Digital Media
  • IT and development/ICT4D
  • Feminist technoscience
  • Innovation systems and development

The regional significance of the research primarily derives from cooperation and participation in NetPorts profile New Media. Research and bachelor’s level education are strongly intertwined and contribute to business start-ups by students within media technology especially in the game development field. The R&D project X-ovation involves innovative development within the municipality of Karlshamn as well as positive power of attraction for cooperation for the benefit of regional development. Our international doctoral students contribute to solving acute problems in their home countries, such as digital learning resources for secondary schools in rural areas, digital systems to manage serious illnesses and other systems of vital infrastructure in the community.

Main partners:

  • Faculty of Technology, CEDAT (College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • The Swedish Faculty for Design Research and Research Education (KTH)
  • UTT, Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Faculty of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Research Policy Institute, Lund University
  • Nelson Mandela African Institute of Sience and Technology

Main funders:

  • Sida
  • EU
  • VINNOVA
  • Karlshamn municipality
  • FORMAS

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