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Techno-Anthropology, Master



The Master’s programme in Techno-Anthropology combines competence in carrying out anthropological studies of techno-science cultures with technological insight. You deal with collaboration between technical experts in different settings and other stakeholder groups such as consultancy firms, R&D departments at multinational companies, advisory bodies, international organisations, public institutions, think tanks, NGOs, or universities. You work theoretically and empirically on how such collaborations can be turned into sustainable technological innovation and responsible decision-making regarding new technologies. You also use anthropological theory and methods to study how technology is used, and how it influences users.

Contribute to sustainable and ethical technologies

The Master's programme in Techno-Anthropology enables you to make a difference globally by contributing to the development of new, sustainable and ethical technologies by applying theories and methods of anthropology. During the Master's progamme, you get to study and influence the development, decision-making and uses of science and technology.

You get insight into:  

  • knowledge production
  • user-driven innovation
  • expert cultures
  • social responsibility

You learn about sustainable and responsible technological innovation, and you gain competencies in carrying out anthropological studies of new technology as well as of the experts who develop cutting edge technology.

Graduating from the programme, you will be able to analyse and understand expert technology cultures and to facilitate and promote this understanding outside of the expert culture.

Rated for exellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning, where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.


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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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