NTNU & Tsinghua University – Knowledge Sharing and Ideas Exchanging
Norwegian University of Science and Technology is usually compared to Tsinghua University for many Chinese students and researchers. They are both dedicated to academic excellence, the well-being of national Society and global development.
On June 19th, Dr. Marius Korsnes, post doctor of NTNU’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture and also visiting scholar to the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy at Tsinghua University, gave a presentation in Tsinghua University, talking about STS Perspectives on Energy and Environment in Norway and China.
In the presentation, Dr. Marius explained the types of research within STS that he and his team conducted. The main emphasis was on the research done connected to energy and environment perspectives. He also explained his take on why STS perspectives are particularly useful in addressing complex problems related to energy and sustainability. Researchers and students from Tsinghua University who shared the same interests in this topic discussed further with Dr. Marius about the new ties that are formed between new technologies and humans.
NTNU’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture now covers several humanities and social sciences – researchers include sociologists, historians, anthropologists etc. It has two centers: the center for Gender Studies and the center for Technology and Society. There are about 45 employees in total in the department with around 15 professors and the rest PhD, postdocs and researchers.
The center for Science, Technology and Society of Tsinghua University (STS Tsinghua center) is one of the pioneers in China who have conducted research and teaching on S&T policy and society science 1985 (The STS Group under the administration of School of Humanity and Social Science was officially established as a center in 2000). STS Tsinghua Center is also core part of the National Base for Innovative Study in Science, Technology and Society Development. It has existing research strengths in S&T and innovation polices.
NorAlumni encourages students from both Norway and China to participate more in the exchanging of knowledge and great ideas. We are also open for further enquiries about potential opportunities to carry more of these activities.