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STS @ ITU (2000-2006): Topics

The topic of the Second Semester Specialisation Program was “Building and Maintaining Life in Development Process” and the program offered the following courses in modules:

1. Module: Non -Western Modernities

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Report by Ergun Türkcan

This report was prepared by Ergun Turkcan during the establishment of TEKPOL at METU, and discusses the possibilities for collaboration with Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at Sussex University. It includes detailed notes of visit to the SPRU (28 September 1995). [text marked by Duygu...Read more

STS @ ITU (2000-2006): Beginnings

The first Master’s Degree program in “Science, Technology, and Society” was launched in 2000 under the Institute of Social Sciences at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey. The program was jointly administered with the European Inter-University...Read more

STS @ ITU (2000-2006): Conditions

Once we excavated the archives, we observed that STS formation in ITU (2000-2006) was influenced by multiple factors, some of which are listed below.

Integration of Turkey...Read more

Justification for the establishment of Tekpol

A document that notes "the condition" in the world and in Turkey as a rationale behind the establishment of a research center for science and technology policies at Middle East Technical University in Turkey.

This document is included in the analysis of the establishment of...Read more

STS @ ITU (2016 - ongoing)

In 2016, the Master’s Degree program in “Science, Technology, and Society” was launched under the Institute of Social Sciences at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) with the initiative of Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca (president of the university) and Prof. Dr....Read more

Justification note by Hasan Ünal Nalbantoğlu

A note written by the sociologist Hasan Ünal Nalbantoğlu regarding why the center for science and technology policies needs to be established at the Middle East Technical University (27 October 1995) [text marked by Duygu Kaşdoğan].

This document is included in the analysis of the...Read more

TEKPOL: Conditions

1990s in the World and in Turkey

The following developments highlighted below shed light on the external conditions affecting the establishment of TEKPOL through the end of the 1990s:

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