Oslo, Norway

Technology and Society

when 6 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 100

Digital competence is a key factor in ensuring the employability of candidates in all professions vital to our society. This course will provide a fundamental understanding of some of the most important concepts, tools and technologies that comprise and influence our increasingly digital world. It gives an overview of how technology affects our lives, our social structures, the way we work and provides grounding for actively engaging with and shaping the development and role of technology in society. Social media, digital governance, eHealth and the explosion of AI applications are all examples of how technology has profoundly changed our everyday lives in the last few decades.

An understanding of technology is vital in any profession, regardless of field or specialty. In this course, students will acquire the basic knowledge required to harness the potential of technology and identify the opportunities to use technology to foster inclusion and participation in an increasingly diverse and multicultural society. They will also learn to recognize its limitations and potentially harmful consequences on work and society, and grapple with the social, ethical and moral issues that arise as technology becomes both increasingly complex and integral to the way our society functions.

This course supports OsloMet's ambition to drive progress on the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among other things through innovation camp challenge.

Course leader

Anthony Giannoumis

Target group

This course is useful both for students without a technical background, and technical students who want to learn more about how technology affects society.

Students from any field, age and country are welcome to apply! The Summer School is hosted by the Department of Computer Science under the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design at Oslo Metropolitan University. Please check the home page for information regarding prerequisites for this course.

Course aim

Read more on our course website.

Credits info

10 EC
You can get 5 or 10 ECTS depending on which version of this course you choose.

The Summer School consists of 4-week intensive courses, where you will have the chance to take 5 or 10 ECTS credit courses. The 10 ECTS versions requires independent work in addition to the 4 weeks of Summer School.

Fee info

EUR 100: NOK 1000: All participants at OsloMet International Summer School must pay a summer school fee of 1000 NOK.

This covers participation, arrival service, welcome pack, social program, and excursions.