Technology Governance is an approach and a set of policies undertaken by the public and private sector and society actors in a given space in time to develop a knowledge base, social cohesion and competitiveness at the same time. So far, both in academic research and in policy advice, these aspects have tended to be separated. The Technology Governance program at Tallinn University of Technology is designed to bridge these gaps and to focus on research, teaching, and advice in an interrelated way.
The current crisis has made the Technology Governance approach more necessary than ever and in fact, the program can be said to prepare graduates both for “crisis management” and for the rebuilding time after as well. In addition, not only are several of the core faculty members among the earliest who predicted the coming of the collapse, but they are all actively, and in prominent practical and theoretical places, engaged in dealing with crisis now, both nationally and internationally.