• Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
The Expertise at stake - technoscience and public participation in the post-truth age programme at University of Pisa will offer postgraduate and PhD students and early career researchers the opportunity to interact with international scholars with a transdisciplinary background in social studies of science and technology and specific expertise in the topics addressed.

About

Science, technology and related expertise have taken an increasingly prominent role in society. Public unease with and controversy over the way science and technology progress and expertise is applied to address societal needs, expectations and demands have however grown proportionally. Institutions such as the European Union have recognised this as a major question, leading to what has been sometimes depicted as a crisis of trust in science and, more recently, a crisis of rationality in addressing public issues. A number of theoretical frameworks and approaches have been developed along the years. 

Though these may differ considerably as to how the origin of the problem is diagnosed and the answer is conceived, there is a widespread agreement that any simplistic view of the interface between science and society is to be abandoned, and that more inclusive approaches have to be worked out. As a result, there has been a vast increase in awareness, conceptual frameworks, tools and skills in communicating science, gauging public responses and involving people in science and technology-related policy-making. 

Yet, public issues (re)emerge continually as science, innovation and industrial policies proceed, challenging the capacity to fruitfully apply scientific and technical expertise in a socially unsettled context. 

The Expertise at stake - technoscience and public participation in the post-truth age programme at University of Pisa will provide an updated analysis of this problematic, with a focus on frameworks, approaches, methodologies and experiences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
    • Duration description

      01-05 July

  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Activities will be articulated in morning and afternoon sessions. The morning sessions will be devoted to lectures. The afternoon sessions will develop the topics addressed in the morning through group work. Attendance will be evaluated through the works produced and a final exam.

Audience

Postgraduate and PhD students and early career researchers.

Lecturers

  • Prof. Luigi Pellizzoni

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in social and political sciences or any field relevant to Science and Technology studies.
  • Identity Document (*Passport in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of B2 (or higher) level of English is highly recommended.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
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Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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