The Science Technology and Society Center


The Science, Technology and Society Center of Tianjin University (STS TJU Center),the former Natural Dialectics Studies of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tianjin University, is now the Key Research Institute of Science, Technology and Society of Tianjin. It  also is one of the earliest institutes of STS, Philosophy of Science and Technology, History of Science and Technology in China. 


Currently, the center has 8 teachers, including 2 professors and 4 associate professors. Among them, there are 7 teachers who have got the Ph.D. degree and one of them is qualified as the doctoral supervisor, 5 of them as the graduate supervisors. The STS TJU Center has been undertaking postgraduate curriculumof Marxist Theory (public required curriculum) and the curriculumfor master program in Philosophy of Science and Technology. 


With decades of effort of several scholars like Guan Xipu, Ji Zilin, Chen Shijun, and Wang Shuen, etc, the STS TJU Center has established a fine tradition of academic research, and has achieved remarkable success in the research on STS. In addition, the STS TJU Center has published several academic books and textbooks, and hundreds of papers which have been published in top journals of STS. Furthermore, the STS TJU Center has also undertaken more then 40 national and provincial scientific projects, and has won more then 10 provincial awards. 


 In order to meet the needs of the development of TJU and make it the top of STS in China, the STS TJU Center will stay on a more progressive and open strategy in academic research and in the introduction of experts and talents.