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 Kuhlmann’s personal website.
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)
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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Courses Academic Year 2023/2024
Courses Academic Year 2022/2023
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).