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


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


We are delighted to announce Eva Šlesingerová STS talk on 22 November, 5.30 pm.

STS Talks Vienna

APA-Science lädt ein zu einem Expert*innenpodium zur Frage, wie der Dialog über den Einsatz von neuer Gentechnik in der Landwirtschaft gelingen kann.


Ulrike Felt, Susanne Öchsner, Robin Rae and Ekaterina Osipova have just published a new article in the Journal of Responsible Innovation.


Paul Trauttmansdorff and Nina Klimburg-Witjes have just published a new book called:


Lisa Sigl's, Ruth Falkenberg's, and Maximilian Fochler's new article was just accepted in Social Studies of Science.

 New Publications

Blauensteiner P, Kampel M, Musik C, Vogtenhuber S. A socio-technical approach for event detection in security critical infrastructure. In 2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - Workshops. PIscataway, NJ: IEEE. 2010. p. 23-30 doi: 10.1109/CVPRW.2010.5543164