Jan Peter Bergen

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Jan Peter Bergen is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Twente's philosophy department. His focus is on education, while also looking into the role of technology in the cultivation of moral subjectivity and virtues. Until February of 2022, he combines this position with his responsibilities as a Lecturer in Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology.

Before this, he was a post-doctoral researcher in philosophy of technology at the University of Twente. Working on Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek’s VICI project on Theorizing Technological Mediation, he focused on the role of technology in conscious self-development and how to design such technologies in a more responsible manner.
Jan completed his PhD in ethics of technology at Delft University of Technology between March 2012 and December 2017. His PhD research revolved around questions of responsibility and the reversibility of risky technologies, specifically nuclear energy technologies. As part of his PhD, Jan spent a semester as a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Science, Technology & Society Program.
Jan has a interdisciplinary educational background. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Integrated Product Development from the University College of Antwerp. He also holds an MSc in Industrial Ecology from Leiden University.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctor in Philosophy: "Reflections on the Reversibility of Nuclear Energy Technologies"


Award Date: 11 Dec 2017

Master, MSc in Industrial Ecology


Award Date: 6 Jul 2012

Master, Ma in Integrated Product Development, Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen


Award Date: 10 Sept 2009

Bachelor, Ba in Intergrated Product Development, Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen


Award Date: 28 Jun 2007


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