Het Universitair Centrum Sint-Ignatius Antwerpen, het Belgian Network Science, Technology and Society (BSTS) en de Faculteit Politieke en Sociale Wetenschappen van Universiteit Antwerpen nodigen u op 18 maart 2015 van harte uit voor de lezing van professor Helga Nowotny,
gevolgd door een paneldebat met onderzoekers.
The University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp, the Belgian Network Science, Technology and Society (BSTS) and the Faculty for Political and Social Sciences of the University of Antwerp invite you to attend the lecture by Professor Helga Nowotny on March 18th 2015,
followed by a panel debate with researchers.
In the last decennium, ‘valorisation’ of scientific knowledge has become a key
issue in the knowledge society. Academic research should be designed and
conducted in such a way that important economic and societal goals are met.
But how does this call for a more direct applicability and societal usefulness
square with traditional scientific values such as autonomy, curiosity and
uncertainty? What kind of knowledge do we need to address the big societal
challenges facing us? How can we think or conceptualize the various roles of
scientific research in contributing to these challenges? And what can insights
from the field of Science and Technology Studies (sts) learn us?
19: 00 –21 :30 UU R
(in het Engels)
The lecture will be introduced by Gert Verschraegen of the Department of
Sociology, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, University of Antwerp and the Belgian Network Science, Technology and Society.
It will be followed by a panel debate, moderated by sociologist and philosopher
Hans Harbers, with the guest speaker and Anton Froeyman, researcher,
Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science/Department of Philosophy and
Moral Sciences, University of Ghent, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, cell biologist,
President of the Research Council and Industrial Research Council of the
University of Antwerp and Jean Paul Van Bendegem, mathematician and
philosopher, Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Free University of
Universiteit Antwerpen · Tassiszaal, Hof van Liere · Prinsstraat 13 · 2000 Antwerpen
Deelname is gratis, gelieve vooraf in te schrijven.
B.STS is sponsored by FWO
as a scientific research network (WOG)