Introduction to the Department of The Philosophy of Science and Technology
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As a department under the administration of School of Humanity and Social Science, the main task for the department is to train graduate student towards Master or Ph.D. degrees in the field of Philosophy of Science. In cooperation with Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development, the Department has conducted researches in the field of philosophy of science and technology and provides both general and professional courses in that field.
The main research interests of the department including: STS(science, technology and society)；philosophy of technology and environment ethics; intellectual history of science; science and technology policy; science and technology management; culture study of science; science and technology innovation studies; science and technology methodology studies; interdisciplinary science studies; high technology industrialization studies, etc.
Over the past two decades, the Department undertook over 30 research projects assigned by various National and Provincial ministries, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Social Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, etc., achieved a great number of high level and influential results in the fields of philosophy of science, philosophy of technology, history of science, sociology of science, and interdisciplinary science; hundreds of research papers and books published.
In the age of interdisciplinary science, graduates of the Department, characterized with interdisciplinary, are qualified to undertake science and technology management in government ministry and corporations, as well as work in urgent-needed interdisciplinary fields, such as the fields of soft science, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, etc.