Enschede, Netherlands

Technology & Society & Energy Transitions

when 14 August 2022 - 23 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 775

In the form of lectures and hands-on exercises, participants of this course will learn how to understand, assess and shape such socio-technical dynamics. For this, we have organized speakers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and with different perspectives to offer a broad range of topics. The course is taught by an enthusiast team of governance and innovation scholars, philosophers, and historians from the University of Twente, complemented by international guest lecturers from practice and science. After you have engaged in the intensive study and debate we offer, you will have a clearer view on the options and limitations of the conscious and responsible shaping of technology in society, on the difficulties of disrupting established socio-technical structures and how historical dynamics influence today’s choices.

Course leader

Dr. Frans Coenen - Associate Professor
Dr. Karin Leersum - Researcher
Florian Helfrich (MsC) - PhD Candidate

Target group

Advanced bachelor students (main target group), potential master students and interested PhD students

Fee info

EUR 775: The CuriousU all-in-package consists of these components:

Course participation
Course materials
Social programme, including games, sports and workshops
Inspirational speakers
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee & tea
Accommodation in a tent at the campus of UT


There are no scholarships available! Please contact your home university for any funding opportunities.