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


Adipositas als vermeintliche Diagnose ist nicht nur Gegenstand medialer Diskurse und gesellschaftlicher Ausverhandlungsprozesse, sondern auch ideales...

22.01.2018 17:00

Welche Relevanz haben Sozialwissenschaften?

Podiumsdiskussion zum Start der Societal Impact-Plattform

Der Ruf nach gesellschaftlicher Relevanz von Forschung ist heute deutlicher zu hören denn...

19.12.2017 13:35

Celebrating 30 years of STS at the University of Vienna

For thirty years STS (Science and Technology Studies) has been established at the University of Vienna. On 15 & 16 March 2018 we want to honour this...


Kathrin Gusenbauer on putting society's norms in wax at the Josephinum Museum Vienna


'Science in Society Laboratories'

 New Publications

Felt U. Public Health Communication: Anecdotal Evidence and Responsibility in Print Media Accounts of Obesity. In Felt U, Davies S, editors, Exploring Science Communication. A Science and Technology Studies Approach. London: Sage Publications Ltd. 2020. p. 131-148

Mora-Gámez F, Brown SD. A reparação a despeito de si mesma: traições psi na Colômbia pós-conflito. In Arruda Leal Ferreira A, editor, Governamentalidade e práticas psi: a gestão pela liberdade. Vol. 2021-03. Rio de Janeiro: Editora NAU. 2020. p. 523-548