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.


26.02.2024 14:00

We warmly invite you to the defensiones of Jana Sophie Wiese, Fabian Saxinger and Livia Beck.


We warmly invite you to the PhD defense of Pouya Sepehr.

 STS Talks Vienna


We are thrilled to announce Thomas Völker's STS Talk on 17th January 2024, 5.30 pm.


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


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!


FutureSpace is a 5-year research project at the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the University of Vienna. The project is led by...


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...


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 New Publications

Buschmann K, Kasberger S, Kraker P, Mayer K, Reckling F, Rieck K et al. Open Science in Österreich: Ansätze und Status Open Science in Austria: Approaches and status Open Science en Autriche: Approches et état des lieux. Information-Wissenschaft und Praxis. 2015 Jan 1;66(2-3):137-145. doi: 10.1515/iwp-2015-0025,

Merz M, Sormani PB. Configuring New Research Fields: How Policy, Place, and Organization Are Made to Matter. In Merz M, Sormani P, editors, The Local Configuration of New Research Fields. On Regional and National Diversity. Springer. 2015. p. 1-22. (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook).