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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A reflection on engaging with public engagement with science by Robin Rae


When mass communication turns into mass surveillance by Pouya Sepehr, Maresa Barbara Wolkenstein, Helene Sorgner and Marilen Hennebach, students of...


Society in the making: quantification and accountability by Andreas Schadauer


Interview mit Helga Nowotny und Ulrike Felt im uni:view Magazin


Lisa Sigl on the need for critical reflection on the "frugal innovation" concept


Stellungnahme der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften zu aktuellen Ereignissen an der Universität Wien

Der Verfassungsschutz hat Anfang Mai über einen dramatischen Anstieg bei rechtsextrem motivierten Delikten berichtet. Spätestens in den letzten Wochen...

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 New Publications

Tybjerg K, Whiteley L, Davies S. Object Biographies: The Life of a Hacked Gene Gun. In Felt U, Davies S, editors, Exploring Science Communication. Sage Publications Ltd. 2020. p. 69-87

Mayer K. Open Science Diplomacy. In Young M, Flink T, Dall E, editors, Science Diplomacy in the Making: Case based insights from the S4D4C project. 2020. p. 133-215

Chlormann M, Klimburg-Witjes N. Space Debris Sustainability: Understanding and Engaging Outer Space Environments. In Madi M, Sokolova O, editors, Space Debris Peril: Pathways to Opportunities. : Capacity Building in the New Space Era. 1 ed. Boca Ranton: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group. 2020