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Background and activities

Knut H. Sørensen is Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU. He graduated from NTNU (NTH, Norwegian Institute of Technology) in 1976 (M. Sc. in Applied Physics) and received his PhD (Organization Studies) from NTH (NTNU) in 1982.



Sørensen is coordinating the following subjects:

  • KULT8850/51 Theories of Science
  • KULT8860/61Advanced course in qualitative methods
  • KULT8873 Technology, Science and Culture



Sørensen has been main or co-supervisor of 46 PhD-candidates who succesfully have completed their doctorates and is main or co-supervisor of 6 active PhD-candidates.


Professional interests

  • Science and technology studies
  • Social studies of climate and sustainable energy
  • Social studies of information and communication technologies
  • Gender, science and technology
  • Science and innovation policy
  • Innovation and socialisation of technology
  • Sustainability transitions
  • Responsible research and innovation
  • Interdisciplinarity


Ongoing research

Sørensen has managed more than 30 projects funded by Norwegian research councils and been national co-PI of 8 EU-funded projects.


Professional positions

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Faulkner, Wendy; Rommes, Els. (2011) Technologies of Inclusion. Gender in the Information Society. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2011. ISBN 9788251928465.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Gansmo, Helen Jøsok; Lagesen, Vivian Anette; Amdahl, Eva. (2008) Faglighet og tverrfaglighet i den nye kunnskapsøkonomien. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2008. ISBN 978-82-519-2339-2.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Gansmo, Helen Jøsok; Lagesen, Vivian Anette; Amdahl, Eva. (2008) Vitenskap som dialog - kunnskap i bevegelse. Tverrfaglighet og kunnskapskulturer i forskning. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2008. ISBN 978-82-519-2338-5.
  • Aune, Margrethe; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2007) Mellom klima og komfort - utfordringer for en bærekraftig energiutvikling. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2007. ISBN 978-82-519-2276-0.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Williams, Robin. (2002) Shaping Technology, Guiding Policy: Concepts, Spaces, & Tools. 2002. ISBN 1-84064-649-7.

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