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


Is academia as we know it today sustainable? Ulrike Felt will discuss this issue at the first EuroScience Policy Forum.


Neue Folge Ars Boni: Katja Mayer spricht heute live um 18:30 Uhr über die Situation befristigt Beschäftigter an Universitäten.


Das Forschungskonsortium Smart4Health entwickelt eine mobile App, die es ermöglicht Gesundheitsdaten EU-weit zu verwalten, zu teilen und zu spenden.


Sarah Davies is giving a plenary talk at 'SciComPt 2021' on the 24th of June, asking "What's the point of science communication?".


Fredy Mora Gàmez will present his paper "Beyond ‘technology’: the material politics of alternative infrastructures" at the STS Italia conference.


The Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to fill the position of a Tutor (1.9.2021-31.1.2022, 10 tutorial hours).

 New Publications

Radhuber I, Haddad C, Kieslich K, Paul KT, Prainsack B, El-Sayed S et al. Citizenship in times of crisis: biosocial state–citizen relations during COVID‑19 in Austria. BioSocieties. 2024 Jun;19(2):326-351. Epub 2023 May 22. doi: 10.1057/s41292-023-00304-z

Akyüz K, Goisauf M, Chassang G, Kozera Ł, Mežinska S, Tzortzatou-Nanopoulou O et al. Post-identifiability in changing sociotechnological genomic data environments. BioSocieties. 2024 Jun;19(2):204-231. doi: 10.1057/s41292-023-00299-7

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