Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung

Wissenschaft, Technologie und Innovation formen zahllose Aspekte des Lebens in modernen Gesellschaften. Manche Veränderungen werden als positiv erlebt, andere sind hoch kontroversiell. Zugleich beeinflussen Politik, Medien, Firmen und andere gesellschaftliche Akteure, wie Wissen und Technologie erzeugt werden. Die Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung analysiert diese Beziehungen und fördert kritische und reflexive Debatten zu den Beziehungen von Wissenschaft, Technologie und Gesellschaft.


23.07.2024 11:00

We warmly invite you to the defensio of Anastasia Grace Nesbitt

15.07.2024 11:00

We warmly invite you to the defensio of Jóia Maria Boode

 STS Talks Vienna

25.06.2024 17:00

Today is the last STS Talk of the summer term 2024 by Nicole Dewandre!

For anyone who would like to join online – please register via zoom.

19.06.2024 17:00

by Brice Laurent (CSI & ANSES, Paris), Eleanor S. Armstrong (Science Education, Stockholm University), Béatrice Cointe (CSI, Paris), Kirstin Asdal...


29.02.2024 18:00

We are thrilled to announce Professor's Ulrike Felt 2024 Haldane Lecture on Thu, February 29th, 2024, 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Wolfson College, University of...



The prestigious award for culture and science is endowed with 10,000 Euros with a award ceremony in the town hall on November 27th, 2024


The EASST-4S Conference in Amsterdam will be joined by members of the STS Department


Julia Engelmayer conducted an interview with Nina Klimburg-Witjes on the question “What visions of the future is our research based on?”.


Starting April 1, 2024, Katja Mayer is an incoming fellowship for one year at the Berlin University Alliance.


Der geplante neue Titel des EC lautet: "Wechselwirkungen zwischen Wissenschaft, Technik und Gesellschaft verstehen".


Join the group of University Professor Ulrike Felt as a University assistant (praedoc) in the ERC grant Innovation Residues!


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 New Publications

Mayer K, Kieslinger B, Schäfer T. Open and participatory citizen social science for evidence-based decision making. in Austrian Citizen Science Conference. Band 4. Frontiers Research Foundation. 2018. S. 74-77 doi:, 10.3389/978-2-88945-587-4

Felt U. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). in Gibbon S, Prainsack B, Hilgartner S, Lamoreaux J, Hrsg., Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society. Routledge. 2018

Felt U. “Response-able Practices” or “New Bureaucracies of Virtue”: The Challenges of Making RRI Work in Academic Environments. in Asveld L, van Dam-Mieras R, Swierstra T, Lavrijssen S, Linse K, van den Hoven J, Hrsg., Responsible Innovation 3. Chem: Springer. 2017. S. 49-68

Felt U, Schwarz-Plaschg C, Schumann S. IMAGINE. A card-based discussion method. in Liamputtong P, Hrsg., Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. Singapore: Springer. 2017 doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-2779-6_9-1