The WOG Science Technology and Society (STS) Network is a scientific research network financed by the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders. The research community coordinates and stimulates national and international cooperation in STS and sociological research.
The BSTS network consists of young STS scholars based in Flanders/Belgium and links up with international scholars and institutes. Since 2010, postdoctoral researchers from the universities of Antwerp, Ghent, Leuven, Brussels, and Liège regularly convene to discuss STS topics and exchange research findings. The network originated from the need to build up a community of young STS scholars in Belgium. To date, the network has organized workshops at various Belgian universities and an inaugural conference at the Royal Academy for Arts and Sciences in Brussels on September 30, 2011. It is also recognized and funded as a “groupe de contact” by the FNRS. The working language of the network is English.
Halfway through this first support as a WOG, B.STS has been evaluated and confirmed for the next two years. You may download and read our activity report here.