Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT)
Visitor's address: Ida Bloms House, Allégaten 34
Mailing address: Postboks 7805, 5020 Bergen, Norway
Telephone:+47 55 58 27 05
About the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT)
SVT is a permanent, interdisciplinary and interfaculty institution at the University of Bergen that is responsible for research, teaching and dissemination within the field of "theory of science", understood broadly as "research on research". The research profile of SVT is broad, with a focus on critical reflection over the science-society relationship. The Centre coordinates and participates in several EU/FP7 and NRC-projects on the ethical and societal aspects of science and technology.
SVT is a member of the Norwegian Academic Council for Science and Technology Studies, and teaches "theory of science" with ethics in all PhD programmes at UiB.
The PhD training component in Theory of Science
The training component in theory of science ("vitenskapsteori") and ethics is an important and mandatory part of all PhD studies, required by the PhD regulations at the University of Bergen. SVT is in charge of this training component, the content, scope and practical organization of these course varies from faculty to faculty.The primary purpose of the training is to strengthen the ability and depth of reflection of the candidates in their research education. Specifically, we aim to:
- Develop the candidates' knowledge of the characteristic features, strengths and limitations of their own field of inquiry, and how these can affect their encounters with other academic disciplines and sectors of society
- Develop the candidates' critical skills and capacity for reflection, including their ability to reflect upon their own academic field and own research from other and external perspectives