The mission of the research Division of Technoscience Studies is to expand and transform theoretical and practical knowledge bases of technology research & development & innovation.
One of the aims of Technoscience Studies is to develop complex knowledges about ICT including media technologies as reality-producing technologies as well as of 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 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, Bolivia contribute directly to solve 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.
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 devision 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.