Harro van Lente appointed as Chair of National Research School WTMC
Harro van Lente has been appointed as Chair of the Board of the Netherlands Graduate Research school on Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC) for the next five years.
WTMC provides training for PhD students in the field of Science, Technology and Society studies (STS) and received the 4S Infrastructural Award in 2016 for its sustained quality and importance. Harro van Lente chaired the Education Committee during the last 10 years.
WTMC is a collective effort of scholars based in the Netherlands who study the development of science, technology and modern culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. Members have backgrounds in the history, sociology and philosophy of science and technology, and other interdisciplinary fields including innovation studies, gender studies and cultural studies. WTMC is pluralistic not only in terms of discipline, but also in terms of objects of study, and methods and approaches used.
WTMC started as a network in 1987, and was officially accredited as an interuniversity graduate research school by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in 1995. Accreditation has been reconfirmed in 2000, 2005, 2011 and 2017.