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Technology & Society & Energy Transition

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MODULE TYPE: SDG 11 – Energy and Sustainability


Technologies and societies coevolve, currently, in the past, and in the future. The way that energy transition takes place is important for us citizens because it shapes our future in many ways. This future is about secure, sustainable, competitive, and affordable energy. Citizens play an immensely central role in the energy transition in their different capacities. This CuriousU course offers insight into understanding technological infrastructures, citizens and energy transitions and builds on the synergies between them. This course will take a closer look at the impact of technologies on citizens and vice versa. It will also include discussions on how citizens can become involved in larger technological transitions. In the second week, the main focus will be energy transitions and the role of relevant stakeholders. We will also dive into how the digitalization of the energy sector is affecting energy consumption, renewable energy production and consumption, and consumer acceptability. This course is offered as a part of CuriousU summer school at the University of Twente.


  • Introduction to the fields of governance and innovation studies from sociological, philosophical and historical perspectives.
  • To be able to analyse and interpret socio-technical change as a complex and emergent process in current societies.
  • Understand and discuss core analytical concepts (e.g. co-evolution, socio-technical systems).
  • To contribute to shaping socio-technical processes and designing them responsibly.

Module level: Basic

Degree level:  Bachelor / Master

Language: English

Study mode: On Campus

SDG11 Theme:  Energy and Sustainability


Semester: Summer

Starting date: 14 August 2022

Finishing date: 23 August 2022

Enrolment period: From 4 July 2022 to 11 August 2022 

Participation Form: Please fill in this form to apply for the course.

Additional Information: There is limited seating for this course, therefore a selection process will be followed based on motivation.

Mobility: The course also includes physical mobility and presence at the University of Twente. The learners who will secure a place in this course will not pay a tuition fee; they however need to reach out to their local ECIU officer to ask for the possibility of financial support for travelling.


University of Twente

Participation info

The admission is currently possible for learners from ECIU partner universities. Please fill the above form.