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.

 News & Events


We are happy to announce that Professor Ed Hackett will be our guest as a Fulbright Fellow this fall.


Das Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung sucht eine/n OrgansiationsassistenIn (30h/Woche).


Steve REDING, 22.08.2022, 11:00


We are pleased to announce the newest Reflections blog post from R. Falkenberg, M. Fochler & Lisa Sigl.


Ulrike Felt, Susanne Öchsner and Robin Rae have presented some of their fin-dings at this year's dhealth conference. They have also elaborated on...


Kamiel Mobach and Ulrike Felt have published an article "On the Entanglement of Science and Europe at CERN" in Science as Culture.

 New Publications

Felt U. Living a Real-world Experiment: Post-Fukushima Imaginaries and Spatial Practices of “Containing the Nuclear”. In van de Poel I, Asveld L, Mehos DC, editors, Experimentation beyond the laboratory: new perspectives on technology in society. Routledge. 2018. p. 49-78

Mayer K, Kieslinger B, Schäfer T. Open and participatory citizen social science for evidence-based decision making. In Austrian Citizen Science Conference. Vol. 4. Frontiers Research Foundation. 2018. p. 74-77,

Felt U. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). In Gibbon S, Prainsack B, Hilgartner S, Lamoreaux J, editors, 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, editors, Responsible Innovation 3. Chem: Springer. 2017. p. 49-68