TIK encompasses two interdisciplinary research groups, one within science and technology studies (STS) and the other within innovation studies. Both fields and their intersection represent major international communities that in various ways study the relationship between society on the one hand and research, technology and innovation on the other. TIK is particularly active in trying to understand transitions like the "green shift" in energy, the emerging bioeconomy and wider industrial transformation, including in-depth studies of sectors and areas such as healthcare, renewable energy, waste and digitalisation. There is an emphasis on understanding the role and nature of science and innovation policy. TIK has two master's programmes and a PhD programme, and it has extensive international collaboration.
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