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). Wiebe Bijker is Director of Studies of the research master (MSc) programme Cultures of Arts, Science, and Technology (CAST). His research focuses on the relation between technology, society, and science. Since the 1990’s political and normative issues have been central in his research. These are being studied in a variety of empirical domains: nanotechnologies, biotechnologies, ICT, gender and technology, public health policies, science & technology for developing nations, sustainable agriculture, public participation experiments, architecture and planning. He is member of the Board of the Rathenau Institute, and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of PACITA. Wiebe Bijker received the J.D Bernal Award 2006 and the Leonardo da Vinci medal 2012, and was knighted Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in 2009.
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