Each of the three universities of technology will make available half a million euro for this purpose. The research to be carried out at this additional centre will be linked to the themes of the five other Centres of Excellence. The new centre will focus on responsibility- and ethics-related issues in technology and scientific research, and on ethical and social issues in the embedding of technology in society. One of the new centre’s aims is to attract more doctoral candidates as a result of the partnership between the three participating universities of technology.
With the decision to found this new CoE, the three universities are anticipating on the visitation report by an international committee of assessment, to be officially published later this year by the VSNU. The research of the three separate ethics and technology groups will be rated as ˜excellent” in this report.
On the photo on the right some of the researchers that laid the foundation for the new 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology. From left to right: prof. dr. ir. Peter Kroes (Delft University of Technology), dr. Philip Brey (University of Twente), prof. dr. Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft University of Technology) and prof. dr. ir. Anthonie Meijers (Eindhoven University of Technology).