Department of Science and Technology Studies

Science, technology and innovation shape life in modern societies in countless ways. Some of these are perceived as positive, others are deeply controversial. In turn, policy, corporations, the media and other societal actors influence how knowledge and technologies are produced. Science and technology studies analyzes these interactions, and aims to foster critical and reflexive debates on the relations of science, technology and society.

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06.12.2019 16:30

Wie die chinesische Seidenstraßen-Initiative die internationalen Beziehungen verändert

06.12.2019 09:30

Workshop on career orientation and professional opportunities for STS graduates

27.11.2019 17:30

The politics of gene editing: Controversies, governance, and (ir)responsibilities

Morgan MEYER (MINES ParisTech)

12.11.2019 14:00

Nina Klimburg-Witjes will present her work at the Symposium for Innovation Governance and Security Controversies.


The podcast is a quite popular form of storytelling. What approaches are there in the field of STS that use this medium, thus telling stories in a...


Ingrid Metzler published an article in BioSocieties about the emergence of non‑invasive prenatal testing in Austria.

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