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Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology (RESET)

Technical University of Munich


Degree: Master of Arts

Duration of Study: 4 Semesters, fulltime

Place of Study: Munich

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements: Bachelor (or equivalent degree)

Deadline: May 31

Responsibility has become a key concern in current discussions around governance, economic growth, sustainable development, and social progress – captured, for example, by the frameworks of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In an environment of increasing economic and political uncertainty, RESET takes serious challenges such as:

• How can we anticipate and govern the social, ethical, or environmental impacts of scientific and
technological change?
• What is sustainable, reflexive, or democratic innovation?
• Which inter- or transdisciplinary forms of knowledge production enable responsibility?
• How do notions of responsibility differ across regulatory, cultural, and policy contexts?
• How should expert knowledge and technical possibilities shape democracies, markets and societies?
• Conversely, how can we democratize expertise and technology development?

RESET’s unique strategy is based on educational symmetry: instead of merely providing add-on training in social science and ethics to engineers and scientists, we seek to educate high-performing students equally in the social sciences, humanities, and STEM-fields, alongside one another.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Maasen

Contact (Coordinator)
Tina Crail