The Institute for Science in Society
(ISiS) is part of the Faculty of Science
(FNWI) at Radboud University. FNWI is responsible for research and teaching in biology, physics, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics and computer sciences. FNWI encompasses seven research institutes, one of them being the Institute for Science in Society. ISiS collaborates with the other FNWI institutes in research as well education. Our mission is to analyse, assess and improve the societal embedding of science and technology. Focusing on the societal, philosophical and ethical aspects of the natural sciences, ISiS identifies, analyses and articulates issues related to clashing worldviews, studies the interaction between scientists and societal groups with a focus on the construction and use of knowledge, and strategically contributes through public debate and policy advice. ISiS is responsible for the MSc specialisation in Science in Society for MSc Science students and contributes to the interdisciplinary sustainability study programme.
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!