Academic Catalog

STPS543 RECENT TRENDS IN ST POLICY MAKING

Course Code: 8310543
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Science And Technology Policy Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. BRAHM SEMH AKOMAK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Science and technology policies of the postwar era are intended as instruments of national and regional economic competitiveness, high living standards and sustained progress. The course provides a critical study of the major science and technology policy documents in their historical settings. An appraisal of the political, economic and structural aspects of actions prescribed in such documents, the envisaged role of science and technology in achieving national and regional goals and the trends in policy making are covered.