You will learn to understand technological innovation and how you can improve and direct innovation. You will develop awareness of the wider international, socio-economic and regulatory contexts.
Succesful innovations are dependent on technological development. However, the question whether an innovation ultimately becomes a success also depends on a range of social factors. The program takes this into account by combining knowledge of technology with that of social science disciplines. The multidisciplinary nature of the program is reflected in the social sciences courses related to innovation and technology. Your program will be completed with an international internship and a Master's project. This program integrates both social and technical knowledge and insight in relation to technology and innovation. In brief, this Master's program focuses on the question of which technical, economic, social, legal, psychological and ethical aspects need to be taken into account to allow the formulation of effective policy through which technological development and innovation can be initiated in the desired direction. Innovation (processes) and technological change take place in an international context more and more. The program therefore has a strong international focus.
Types of teaching (in year 1):
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
Living in a virtual world:
Internet, smart homes, robots, online medical advice, online communities, worldwide gaming: people live in a virtual world.
Knowledge economy and society :
It is widely acknowledged that we now live in a knowledge society. Our economies are no more driven primarily by access to labour or (raw) materials, but by (access to) knowledge.
Technology, Globalization & Europeanization:
Globalization and Europeanization heavily affect present-day innovation and technological change.
Innovation and Sustainability:
This specialization consists of four courses:Sustainable Development, Energy and Economy, Strategic Niche Management and Ethics and the Risk Society.
Written request: Letter of motivation
Previous education: Bachelor's degree in engineering or social sciences (economics or sociology with interest in and knowledge of technology and innovation issues).
Grade average: For admission a minimum of 75% CGPA. For entry to Amandus H. Lundqvist Scholarship Program (ALSP) a minimum of 80% CGPA.
Additional language requirements:
No work experience is required.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
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