Purpose: This study examines the relationship between the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of social responsibility and the level of knowledge regarding technology social responsibility among Peruvian university professors. This study assessed the technical and social responsibility knowledge level among Peru's public and private university instructors. Design/methodology/approach This study was conducted using a quantitative research approach and a cross-sectional research design utilizing a survey questionnaire to acquire primary data. This study's sample comprised 1,159 public and private university professors in Peru. The academics of Peru's public and private institutions contribute to data collection. 280 valid questionnaires were utilized for data analysis with Partial Least Square (PLS). Findings According to the study, the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of social responsibility favor Peruvian university teachers' awareness of technology and social responsibility. In addition, it is discovered that there is a considerable knowledge gap between public and private university teachers regarding technology and social responsibility. Practical implications This study's findings help resolve concerns about low levels of knowledge among Peru's public and private colleges, which may contribute to the promotion of technological social responsibility among institutions. Originality/value Prior studies in the literature examined technology social responsibility, but professors' knowledge is not included. In Peru, comparative research between professors of public and private colleges has not been conducted in the past.