TELOS' mission is to act as a hub for forward-looking, academically rigorous research
that focuses on cutting-edge technologies. The Centre explores questions lying at
the interface of law and technological developments that address important
social problems arising at the local, national and transnational level and that are relevant, accessible and engaging for students and scholars of
all levels, policy-makers and other stakeholders with a direct interest in
legitimate technological development and the broader public.
In promoting this mission, TELOS seeks to:
Establish a network of experts, organisations and
individuals with particular expertise or interest in new and
emerging technologies across a wide range of policy domains in order to promote
the exchange of ideas.
Promote, encourage and disseminateresearch concerning the interface between law, regulation and
new and emerging technologies that are cross-cutting
in nature. This research looks across a wide range of:
- Legal categories (including environmental law, human rights law, EU law, tort law, transnational
law, health law, and public international law)
- Technologies(including ICT, surveillance, robots, artificial
intelligence, genetics, neurotechnology, and nanotechnology)
- Policydomains (including public
safety, domestic and international security, health and medicine,
education, the administration of justice, commerce, and urban development).
a forum for debate and deliberation,
policy development and a point of contact for media inquiries and public
engagement initiatives concerning the legal, ethical and social implications of
technological developments in order
actively to foster understanding and critical engagement between
academics, students, policy-makers and the public that will contribute to
evidence-based, legitimate and effective technology policy.