Masters Program “Science and Technology Studies: Economies, Governance, Life”

Science and Technology Studies (STS) deals with how science, technology, and society co-produce and shape each other. STS is an intensely interdisciplinary venture at the interface of Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science and Philosophy.

At Goethe University Frankfurt, the MA program “Science and Technology Studies: Economies, Governance, Life” is an English-language program that invites students from outside Germany to apply.  An interdisciplinary group of cultural anthropologists, human geographers and sociologists are contributes teaching to the program. The program is offered and coordinated by the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology. Frankfurt is an international city with many globally networked financial institutions, among them the European Central Bank, as well as a wide array of corporate service providers and creative industries. The Rhein-Main area is a major arena of technology development and innovation, offering many options for STS research. The subtitle of the program “Economies, governance, life” refers to three areas of specialization of the teaching staff and ongoing research. Students are offered three elective modules that correspond with these foci, namely “Cultures and Markets”, “Technologies of Governance” and “Economies of Life”.

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