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About the lecturer

Wiebe E. Bijker is professor of Technology & Society at the University of Maastricht. He was trained as an engineer in applied physics (Technical University of Delft), studied philosophy (University of Groningen), and holds a PhD in the sociology and history of technology (University of Twente). Bijker is Director of Studies of the research master MPhil-degree programme Cultures of Arts, Science, and Technology (CAST). He is founding co-editor of the monograph series Inside Technology of MIT Press. Bijker’s research focuses on the relation between technology, society, and science. Since the 1990’s political and normative issues have been central. These are being studied in a variety of empirical domains: ICT, gender and technology, public health policies, science & technology for developing nations, public participation experiments, architecture and planning. His most recent work relates to issues of vulnerability in a technological culture.
Copyright 2013, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource. About the lecturer. (2007, November 12). Retrieved October 28, 2013, from UN University OCW Web site: http://www.ocw.unu.edu/maastricht-economic-and-social-research-and-training-centre-on-innovation-and-technology/the-social-construction-of-technology-in-development/about-the-professor. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Creative Commons License