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Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) is a permanent, interdisciplinary and interfaculty institution at the University of Bergen

 

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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
Email: post@svt.uib.no

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 H2020/FP7 and NRC-projects on the ethical and societal aspects of science and technology (see research projects).
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 (see Phd courses).

A speaker's perspective on the S.Net conference

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Caroline Engen is a CCBIO PhD candidate who presented at the S.Net conference in Bergen. Her lecture was titled "Why Targeted Therapy May Not Work", and was part of the CCBIO session "The Transition from a Blockbuster Model to Personalised Cancer Therapy". We asked Caroline to...

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Mini-symposium to honour Silvio Funtowicz’ 70th birthday

S.Net Conference 2016

Live streaming S.Net 2016

The keynotes and panel discussions will be streamed live via the links below.

Brexit

Reflections on Brexit

SVTs Andrea Saltelli and Silvio Funtowicz share their reflections on Brexit in The Guardian

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. The primary purpose of the training is to strengthen the ability and depth of reflection of the candidates in their research education and 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. SVT is in charge of this training component, the content, scope and practical organization of these course varies from faculty to faculty

The Faculty of Social Science (VITSV900)  The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF990)  The Faculty of Psychology(PS901)  The Faculty of Humanities(VITHF900)

 

 

History of the Centre

The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) was established in 1987 as a permanent inter-faculty institution at the University of Bergen, Norway. The field of study, Theory of Science was (in accordance with the Jeløya Conference in 1975, which was under the auspices of the Norwegian Research Council) defined as research in the fields of philosophy, history and social science focusing on the roles these different sciences play in society; in addition it was defined as research into the theoretical and ethical aspects and uses of such scientific research.

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