Technology, Power and the Future of Humanity, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 18 March 2024

    End date: 2 June 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-69504 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

    Registration: 18 February 2024 – 17 March 2024

Entry requirements: 60 credits


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 16,250

About the course

In what ways can technological innovations contribute to the work with and for sustainability? Which technological and human future scenarios are probable and desirable?

The course introduces idea-historical backgrounds and historical and current examples of the relationships between society and technology. Different themes, such as artificial intelligence, high and low-tech climate technologies, gender and intersectional perspectives, health and access to medical technologies, and social media technologies, among others, are used to highlight and critically discuss how technologies are connected to sustainability.

The course process also focuses on the interdisciplinary dialogue where technological, and natural scientific perspectives meet philosophical, power, political, critical and cultural perspectives. Guest lectures, seminars, literature and examination aim to create reflection and a better understanding of our relationship to our surrounding technological world.

More information


Centre for Environment and Development Studies, CEMUS

Villavägen 16, Uppsala

Villavägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

Telephone: +46 18 471 27 08

Study counsellor


Telephone: 018-471 25 07