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

25.04.2024 12:30

We warmly invite you to the defensio of David Würflinger

15.04.2024 17:00

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

12.04.2024 15:30

Nina Klimburg-Witjes will give a talk on "Space debris as a security leftover" at the The Future of Near-Earth Space. Space Debris and Space...


Since December 2023, Professor Ulrike Felt is part of the new FWF Supervisory Board 2023 to 2027!


Nina Klimburg-Witjes im Gespräch mit ORF Topos zum Thema Weltraumschrott

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...

 New Publications

Wald D, (ed.), Carvalho A, (ed.), Felt U, (ed.). Science in a Time of Crisis: Communication, Engagement and the Lived Experience of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Communication, 2022. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88976-306-1

Mobach K, Felt U. On the Entanglement of Science and Europe at CERN: The Temporal Dynamics of a Coproductive Relationship. Science as Culture. 2022 May 20;31(3):382-407. Epub 2022 May 20. doi: 10.1080/09505431.2022.2076586

Metzler I, Åm H. How the governance of and through digital contact tracing technologies shapes geographies of power. Policy & Politics. 2022 Apr;50(2):181-198. Epub 2022 Feb 15. doi: 10.1332/030557321X16420096592965