The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities and is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world.
The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) is one of three Integrative Research Centers at Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the latest institutional addition to the vibrant TUM community.
Launched officially in June 2015, it is a central pillar of the university’s award-winning Future Concept that featured prominently in the Excellence Initiative of the German federal government.
MCTS’ mission is premised on the insight that today’s most pressing challenges and transformations – including climate change, energy transitions, personalized health, e-mobility, social robotics, or the digitalization of society and industry – are thoroughly sociotechnical in nature, and that excellence in the natural sciences and engineering requires co-equal excellence in the social sciences to find adequate responses at the crucial intersection of science, technology and society.
TUM is lead partner of the SCALINGS.
Together with Paris CSI and UCL the MCTS is one of the major STS centers and departments in Europe providing experts in the fields of comparative studies of innovation practices, public policy, innovation management and engineering design.