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prof.dr. S. Kuhlmann (Stefan)

Emeritus professor Science, Technology and Society (STS)

About Me

Stefan Kuhlmann is emeritus professor of Science, Technology and Society (STS) at the University of Twente (UT) at the Department Technology, Policy, Society (TPS) and the section Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STəPS). He was Academic Director of WTMC, the Dutch Graduate Research School Science, Technology, and Modern Culture (2018-2021).

Stefan Kuhlmann works on research and technological innovation as social and political processes, focusing on governance and politics, and he publishes widely in the field of research and innovation policy studies (publication profile on Google Scholar).

Before joining the University of Twente Stefan Kuhlmann held leading positions at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany (1988-2006) and was Professor of Innovation Policy at the Copernicus Institute, University of Utrecht (2001-2006). In the 1980s he was researcher at the University of Kassel, with a focus on the digitalisation of public administration (Forschungsgruppe Verwaltungsautomation, 1979-1988).   

Stefan was an editor of Research Policy (Elsevier) 2005-2020. He is an associate editor of the Int. J. of Foresight and Innovation Policy (IJFIP) and is on the boards of Science and Public Policy, of Asian Research Policy, of the journal Evaluation, of European Journal of Futures Research, of Zeitschrift für Evaluation and of Forschung

Books include The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy. An International Research Handbook (2010, with R. Smits & P. Shapira); Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation(2016, with R. Lindner et al.); Research Handbook on Innovation Governance for Emerging Economies: Towards Better Models (2017, with G. Ordonez); Handbook on Science and Public Policy (2019, with D. Simon, J. Stamm, W. Canzler).

See Stefan's video on the mission of the UT department STəPS.

See Bio and press photos.

See Stefan Kuhlmann’s personal website.

 

Expertise

Social Sciences
Diplomacy
Eu
Governance
Innovation
Innovation Policy
Science Policy
Business & Economics
Foresight
Governance

Research

Stefan Kuhlmann publishes widely in the field of research, technology and innovation policy studies.

Publications

Recent
Stegmaier, P., Joly, P-B., Johnstone, P. , Kuhlmann, S., & Stirling, A. (Eds.) (2022). Technologies of Discontinuation: Towards Transformative Innovation Policies. Edward Elgar.
Kuhlmann, S., Beaulieu, A. , & Weber, A. (2021). Emerging innovations as systems: Fall workshop. (WTMC Series on Teaching and Learning; Vol. 2021, No. 04). Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture. https://doi.org/10.3990/4.2666-2892.2021.04
Kuhlmann, S., Beaulieu, A. , & Weber, A. (2021). Epistemic corruption: Summer school. (WTMC Series on Teaching and Learning; Vol. 2021, No. 03). Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture. https://doi.org/10.3990/4.2666-2892.2021.03
Kuhlmann, S., Beaulieu, A. , & Weber, A. (2021). Datafying non-humans. (WTMC Series on Teaching and Learning; Vol. 2021, No. 02). Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture. https://doi.org/10.3990/4.2666-2892.2021.02
Robinson, D. K. R., Schoen, A., Laredo, P., Molas Gallart, J., Warnke, P. , Kuhlmann, S. , & Ordonez Matamoros, G. (2021). Policy lensing of future-oriented strategic intelligence: An experiment connecting foresight with decision making contexts. Technological forecasting and social change, 169, [120803]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120803
Kuhlmann, S., Beaulieu, A. , & Weber, A. (2021). A New Political Sociology of Science. (WTMC Series on Teaching and Learning; Vol. 2021, No. 01). Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture. https://doi.org/10.3990/4.2666-2892.2021.01
Kuhlmann, S. , & Stegmaier, P. (2020). Policy options for discontinuation of socio-technological regimes . Paper presented at How are technologies abandoned? 2020.
Kuhlmann, S. , & Stegmaier, P. (2020). Strategic options for policy to discontinue socio-technological regimes . Paper presented at STS, Technoscience and How Discontinuation Matters II 2020
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Kuhlmann, S., Pasveer, B., & Beaulieu, A. (2020). WTMC Spring Workshop Care as concept, method, ethic. (WTMC Series on Teaching and Learning; Vol. 2020, No. 01). Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture. https://doi.org/10.3990/4.2666-2892.2020.01
Ketels, C., Drzeniek Hanouz, M., Hunter, J. , Kuhlmann, S., Raven, T., Heringa, P., Gabai, U., Marklund, G., & Palmberg, C. (2019). Peer Review of the Danish R&I System: Ten steps, and a leap forward: Taking Danish innovation to the next level. Publications Office of the European Union. https://doi.org/10.2777/603976
Aukes, E. J. , Honarmand Ebrahimi, S. , Ordonez Matamoros, G. , & Kuhlmann, S. (2019). S4D4C - Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges. Poster session presented at Towards a Global Research Agenda for Transformative Innovation Policy, TIP 2019, Valencia, Spain.
Other Contributions

Kuhlmann, S. & Ordóñez-Matamoros, G. (2017), Research Handbook on Innovation Governance for Emerging Economies - Towards Better Models, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar)

Lindner, R., Kuhlmann, S., et al. (2016): Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation. Approach, Process and Results of the Res-AGorA Project. Karlsruhe/D (Fraunhofer ISI)

Smits, R.; Kuhlmann, S. & Shapira, P., The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy - An International Research Handbook, Cheltenham, UK (Edward Elgar), 2010/12 (ebook)

Shapira, Ph., Kuhlmann, S. (eds.) (2003): Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation: Experiences from the United States and Europe, Cheltenham (E. Elgar), ISBN 1-84064-875-9 (e-book) (Chinese translation)

 

 

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Projects

 

For more than 40 years Stefan Kuhlmann has been involved in studies of research and technological innovation as social and political processes – with changing entrance points and perspectives.  Since the late 1980s he has analysed science, research and innovation systems and public policies, focusing on the dynamics of governance. He has led or has been involved in numerous international collaborative research projects and networks.

Recent research projects are listed below (selection).

 

Current Projects

Finished Projects

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 4410
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  4410
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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