The mission of META is to foster the development of the humanities and social sciences as a fundamental component of the education of future engineers, architects and designers at the Politecnico di Milano. For this purpose, it is committed to offer both specialized courses on philosophy and sociology of science and technology and interdisciplinary courses jointly instructed with colleagues from other fields, as well as to organize Summer and Winter Schools on dedicated topics.

The courses taught by the members of the Steering Committee include the following:

At the Bachelor and Master level:

  • Computer Ethics (Viola Schiaffonati)
  • Ethics for Technology (Daniele Chiffi)
  • Filosofia della Conoscenza (Simona Chiodo)
  • Philosophical Issues of Computer Science (Viola Schiaffonati)
  • Philosophy of Science and Technology (Giovanni Valente)
  • Innovation Cultures and Theories (Stefano Crabu, Paolo Volontè)

At the Doctoral level:

  • Epistemology of Scientific and Technological Research (Simona Chiodo)
  • Ethics and Technology (Viola Schiaffonati)
  • European Culture (Simona Chiodo)
  • Scientific Models: Conceptual Foundations and Philosophical Issues (Daniele Chiffi, Giovanni Valente)
  • Scientific Reasoning: Logic, Philosophy and Applications (Daniele Chiffi, Giovanni Valente)
  • Technology and Society (Stefano Crabu)
  • The Process of Research (Paolo Volontè)