Welcome to the course "the sustainable scientist"!
Information for research students about course offerings
The course is given period 4 every year.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course includes lectures and exercises in three different modules:
(1) Basic Research Ethics
Key ethical issues and concepts (such as autonomy and informed consent). Research misconduct. The researcher responsible for research consequences. The relevance of the research norms of basic ethical theories. Ethical review and research ethics committees, the new law on research ethics review.
(2) Researchers and Sustainable Development
Key concepts and issues. Ethical responsibility for sustainability. The moral responsibility of researchers, engineers and experts. Interactions between science, policy and society. Corporate responsibility.
(3) Innovation and Intellectual Property
Key concepts and issues. Innovation - Different ways to create value and impact from research results. IP and contracts - Different ways of protecting intellectual property and common agreement in the innovation process and how they work in practice.
Intended learning outcomes
After completed course, the student shall be able to:
· identify and describe common research ethical problems.
· analyse the research ethical problems taking relevant empirical factors into account.
· suggest possible solutions to the research ethical problems.
· analyse the concepts of Sustainable Development, Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities in relation to science and technology.
· reflect on the role of research and researchers for achieving a sustainable and equal development.
· identify different types of intellectual property created in the research .
· reflect on and identify potential ways of protecting and creating value from the intellectual property created in the research.
Literature and preparations
The student needs to have studied at least on year at the third-cycle (research) level.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- HEM1 - Home assignments, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FAK3127
Main field of study
Apply for this course here www.kth.se/form/fak3127-the-sustainable-scientist-course-application-form