Thomas Kaiserfeld

Thomas Kaiserfeld

Professor, Associate Professor, History of Science and Technology

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As professor of history of ideas and sciences, I mainly teach on advanced levels. In addition, I pursue research on the founding of different organizations over the past three to four centuries for transfer of knowledge and research result to users.

I got my Ph.D in History of Technology at the Royal Inst. of Technology in Stockholm 1997. After research visits and at Univ. of Manchester, Univ. of Linköping, Univ. of California, Berkeley and Univ. of Stockholm, I was appointed Dr. habil. (Docent) in 2002. In 2005, I was appointed lecturer of Innovation Management at Mälardalen Univ. and in 2007 professor of History of Science and Technology at the Royal Inst. of Technology in Stockholm. I have also worked as Head of Division at the State Department of Education and Research and as a writer for a reality show broadcast on Swedish public-service TV. Between 2004 and 2010, I was on the board of the Knowledge Foundation and since 2016, I am a member of the Swedish Scientific Council for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Swedish Research Council.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities
  • History of Technology


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