In this write up, the readers will get information on future technology and learn to what extent modern technology has been developed to assist the growth of human civilization. Research in the School is rich and diverse, with staff conducting internationally recognised and world-leading research (REF2014) of major importance to society, providing significant contributions to scientific knowledge, advanced research training and opportunities for commercial exploitation.
Faculty members have been elected to membership of the US National Academy of Engineering, US National Academy of Arts and Sciences, European Academy of Arts and Sciences, Royal Society of Chemistry, among other eminent international academic institutions.
Science contributes to technology in at least six ways: (1) new knowledge which serves as a direct source of ideas for new technological possibilities; (2) source of tools and techniques for more efficient engineering design and a knowledge base for evaluation of feasibility of designs; (3) research instrumentation, laboratory techniques and analytical methods used in research that eventually find their way into design or industrial practices, often through intermediate disciplines; (4) practice of research as a source for development and assimilation of new human skills and capabilities eventually useful for technology; (5) creation of a knowledge base that becomes increasingly important in the assessment of technology in terms of its wider social and environmental impacts; (6) knowledge base that enables more efficient strategies of applied research, development, and refinement of new technologies.
Since the fields represented by the Union touch the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, it is natural that the Union is connected to the International Science Council (ISC) and the Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH).
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