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


Open discussion with citizen science practitioners from Austria.

Session on 05.05.2022, 15:00-17:30 (online) with: Tobias Reckling; Daniel Derler &...


This workshop, held from 5-6 May, seeks to critically examine and reflect upon STS in the context of central Europe (CE).

14.04.2022 10:00

Talk by Prof. Amade M’charek (University of Amsterdam) about the

RaceFaceID project: The Absent Presence of Race in Forensic Identification


Patrick PIETERS, 26.04., 12:00

Péter MAKAI-BÖLÖNI, 28.04., 16:00


Read here the latest article written by Ulrike Felt and Florentine Frantz.


Read now the new blog post written by Marie Rathmann!

 New Publications

Matthews KRW, Iltis AS, Marquez NG, Wagner DS, Robert JS, de Melo-Martín I et al. Rethinking Human Embryo Research Policies. Hastings Center Report. 2021 Jan;51(1):47-51.

Schikowitz A. Being a ‘Good Researcher’ in Transdisciplinary Research: Choreographies of Identity Work Beyond Community. In Community and Identity in Contemporary Technosciences. 2021. p. 225-245. (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook, Vol. 31).

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

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).