The reason for why this web page is not updated after 2019 is explained below in the section What has happened to Technoscience Studies.
The research division of Technoscience Studies has taken the initiative to establish the National Research Platform for Feminist Technoscience (NFemTech). You can find our new website here: http://www.technoscience.se
The mission of the Research Division of Technoscience Studies is to expand and transform theoretical and practical knowledge bases of technology research & development & innovation.
Please find valuable information in
Background & Theoretical Stance
Documents & Papers
Research & Projects
Annual Reports Technoscience Studies
One of the aims of Technoscience Studies is to develop complex knowledges about ICT including media technologies as reality-producing technologies as well as the transformations that follow in its wake. The researchers create theoretical bases and practices for developmental processes in ICT-related fields as well as in the context of innovation systems.
The Research Division of Technoscience studies includes four profile areas namely
- Design for Digital Media
- Feminist Technoscience
- ICT for Development
- Innovation System and Development
The regional relevance of the research is given by its involvement and collaboration in NetPort and its profile in New Media. Research and undergraduate education are strongly intertwined and result in the establishment of companies by students in media technology and especially so within digital game. Several research projects have included innovative development at the municipality of Karlshamn as well as driving forces for cooperation, from which the regional development is benefitting. Our former and present international PhD students from Uganda, Tanzania, and Bolivia contribute directly to solving acute problems in their respective home countries like digital education resources for rural secondary schools, digital systems handling serious diseases and functioning triple helix cooperation for innovative clusters in crucial sectors.
NEWS from 2019
December 19th 2019 Elisabeth Gulbrandsen successfully defended her doctoral thesis The New Production of Politics – between the no longer and the not yet
November 1st 2019 Anders Falk successfully defended his licentiate thesis Sacred Games – Becoming Gods / priming digital game ethics
January 25th 2019 Linda Paxling defended successfully her doctoral thesis Transforming Technocultures: Feminist Technoscience, Critical Design Practices and Caring Imaginaries.
The research division of Technoscience Studies has taken the initiative to establish the National Research Platform for Feminist Technoscience (NFemTech) involving 10 Swedish Universities, see information about NFemTech here.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO TECHNOSCIENCE STUDIES AT BTH
Decision on the closure of the PhD program TechnoScience Studies, 22 October 2015
D119/15 (Dean’s decision)
Reasons for closure
”The goal is to develop a complete research and educational environment in the field of media technology, where current research in TechnoScience Studies can be integrated. Due to this, the PhD program of TechnoScience Studies is discontinued.”
(Still, in 2023 no research unit in Media Technology exists.)
Recruitment of 2 full professors
Vacancy announcement 2015 11 24
Professor in media technology with a focus on design in digital media at BTH
/ Design in digital media refers to shaping (gestaltung) and reality-producing processes where digital, physical and social materials are combined into desirable wholeness.
Professor in media technology with a focus on digital infrastructure
/ Digital infrastructure consists of techniques, frameworks and methods enabling or limiting design work in various media technology expressions.
Full support in the entire recruitment process was given by the responsible dean and the vice-chancellor of BTH. Everything was ready to fill the 2 professor chairs with evaluated applicants with scientific competence for the call including feminist technoscience and for the vice-chancellor to sign.
In December 2016, the vice-chancellor of BTH suddenly stopped the appointment of the two professorships. The head of the department resigned.
The department was then ‘led’ by an acting head of the department, who also functioned as the newly appointed campus rector. Big question marks appeared about what would happen to academic education.
Campus issue and the vice-chancellor of BTH quits early
At the beginning of May 2017, the vice-chancellor proposed to the university board of BTH to decide to close the Karlshamn campus with the full support of the campus rector, who was appointed for 6 months to strengthen the development of the BTH campus in Karlshamn.
At the end of May 2017, the vice-chancellor of BTH was forced to back down and the BTH campus in Karlshamn was to be kept.
The acting head of the department as well campus rector, decided to take a leave of absence to go to the United States. A new acting head of the department was appointed.
On June 16, 2017, the vice-chancellor announced that he intended to quit, and asked the university board to start recruiting a new vice-chancellor.