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Centre for Science and Technology Studies
The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) studies the dynamics of scientific research and its connections to technology, innovation and society. This means studying scientific and academic research from a scientific point of view.
Our research is organized into three chairs for full professors and has five working groups on key research themes.
Does science interact with society in an optimal manner? Are researchers made accountable in the right way? To what extent is “publication pressure” a problem for scientists? Are researchers put under so much pressure that they may become prone to cheating and plagiarism? Which indicators should be used to evaluate the quality and relevance of scientific research? In what way should the solution of urgent social problems be paramount in the development of new research agendas?