In the near term, once we recruit sufficient faculty, we anticipate the development of a PhD program as well as a minor in Science, Technology and Public Policy (allowing focus on areas such as Technology and Innovation Policy, Technology and Development, or Law and Technology (possibly jointly with Humanities and Social Sciences and other departments)), which would involve a structured sequence of courses. Core courses for the minor will be designed in collaboration with various departments to enhance the general education of undergraduate students by ensuring that they have basic exposure to, and familiarity with, policy, legal, and societal aspects of science and technology issues. Courses may also be organized as seminars to provide the opportunity for students to engage in cutting-edge discussions on current public policy topics, e.g., Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development; Industrial Innovation and Organization; Health Systems and Innovations; Science, Technology, and the Future of Agriculture; and Information Infrastructure.
With further recruitment, we also expect eventually to develop a Master’s degree in Public Policy (MPP) as well as Executive Education courses for policy-makers as well as other senior personnel from relevant governmental, inter-governmental, and private organizations. Over time, we can also imagine the exploration of a B.Tech.-MPP dual degree program.