Science Summit: Making an Impact
- 08:30 - 16:20
- Woburn House, London
Prof. Johan Schot joined the University of Sussex as the Director of SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit in January 2014. He is a Professor in the History of Technology and Sustainability Transitions Studies. His research is wide ranging but has always focused on integrating social science and historical perspectives for a better understanding of the nature and governance of radical socio-technical change. Prior to coming to Sussex, he held academic posts at the Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente, Netherlands. Johan’s current research focuses on the conceptualization and historical interpretation of what he calls the ‘Second Big Transition’.
In 2009, Johan Schot was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for the genuine interdisciplinarity of his work. In 2014 the ‘Making Europe’ project, directed by Professor Schot, has been awarded the prestigious Freeman prize by the organising council of the Biennial Conference of the European Association for the study of Science and Technology (EASST 2014).