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

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27.01.2020
 

When you study medicine, you become a doctor. When you study law, you become a lawyer. But when you study STS, what do you become?

06.12.2019 09:30
 

Workshop on career orientation and professional opportunities for STS graduates

10.10.2019
 

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

30.09.2019
 

Wir suchen im Rahmen des EU-Projekts Smart4Health Interessierte, die sich an einer Bürger/innendiskussion zum Thema Gesundheitsdaten beteiligen...

07.03.2019
 

Weg vom Messbarmachen, hin zu neuen Gesprächsformen: Ulrike Felt und Max Fochler vom Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung sind in einer...

31.01.2019
 

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 New Publications

Albert A, Mayer K, Bálint B, Butkevičienė E, Perelló J. Citizen Social Science: New and Established Approaches to Participation in Social Research. In The Science of Citizen Science. 2021. p. 119-138 doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58278-4_7


Wentland A, Klimburg-Witjes N. „Die Benutzer sind das Problem, nicht das System“ – Verantwortung, Vertrauen und Vulnerabilität in IT-Sicherheitsdiskursen. In Braun K, Kropp C, editors, In digitaler Gesellschaft: Neukonfigurationen zwischen Robotern, Algorithmen und Usern. 1 ed. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. 2021. (Politik in der Digitalen Gesellschaft).


Mayer K, Shah EI. Human Sensors. In Sensing In/Security. Mattering Press. 2021. p. 206-215 doi.org/10.28938/9781912729050