In January 1997, the University’s Academic Planning Committee and the Senate of the University of Malaya approved the establishment of the Department of Science and Technology Studies. Although the Department is considered the youngest in the Faculty of Science, it has actually a long history.
The Department started off as the Unit for the History and Philosophy of Science at the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Science, as far back as 1975. The Unit was then initiated by then Vice Chancellor, Royal Professor Ungku A. Aziz.
The Department currently offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in interdisciplinary studies of science, technology and innovation in relations to sustainability, policy, management, history, philosophy, ethics, sociology, communication, economics, politics and religion.