HIPST pursues general objectives: a better integration of science in society and society in science, the promotion of young people’s interest in science, to encourage their critical and creative ways of thinking and to improve science education, and the uptake of scientific careers. Sustained learning of science implies many different dimensions. One often ignored, but important dimension is the process of knowledge generation in science itself. Moreover, the objectives and motivations to do science, the disposition of scientific skills and methods, the empirical fundament of science, social and cultural aspects are as important as philosophical foundations of science, scientific concepts and their use. The acquisition of knowledge about the nature of science is essential for democratic and knowledge based societies which partly rest their decision making on rational and scientific criteria.
HIPST works with 10 partners from 7 EU countries and Israel covering R&D, policy and implementation aspects of the acknowledgement of science in their daily work.

aims at the raising of understanding the relationship between science, technology and society, and to foster science education and public understanding of science on a European level.



HIPST quality standards

HIPST theoretical framework  

HIPST International Conference March 11-14, 2010