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 warmly invite you to the PhD defense of Michaela Scheriau.


We warmly invite you to the defensio of Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen.


We are thrilled to announce Stefan Böschen's STS Talk on 12 December 2023, 5.30 pm.


Im Forschungsprojekt „Valuing, Being, Knowing“ wurde untersucht, wie Fragen von gesellschaftlicher Relevanz in den Lebenswissenschaften mehr zum...


We are thrilled to announce that Professor Sarah Davies is giving an ITA seminar on 5 December, 1.30 pm:


The STS Austria conference 2023, “Digging Where We Stand: Activism, Community and the Politics of STS” is just around the corner, taking place in...

 New Publications

Mayer K, Weber J. Targeting from a Distance: Formatting Social Relations in Data-Driven Warfare. In Burkhardt M, Shnayien M, Grashöfer K, editors, Explorations in Digital Cultures. meson press. 2021. p. 1-20

Davies S, Franks S, Roche J, Schmidt AL, Wells R, Zollo F. The Landscape of European Science Communication. JCOM. 2021;20(3):1-9. A01. doi: 10.22323/2.20030201

Felt U. The Temporal Fabric of Academic Lives: Of Weaving, Repairing, and Resisting. In Vostal F, editor, Inquiring into Academic Timescapes. Bingley: Emerald Publishing. 2021. p. 265-278

Metzler I. Imaginaries as infrastructures? The emergence of non-invasive prenatal testing in Austria. BioSocieties. 2020 Dec;15(4):601-626. Epub 2019 Oct 4. doi: 10.1057/s41292-019-00171-7