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


There is a new Blogpost by a group of STS master students.


Nina Klimburg-Witjes' article, “A Rocket to Protect? Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Strategic Autonomy in Controversies About the European Rocket...


The praedoc will join the group of University Professor Ulrike Felt and should focus on environmental issues related to scientific and technological...


We are happy to announce the talk on 29th March 2023, 5.30 pm:

"On the little tools and social epistemology of democracy".


Panel discussion with Nina Klimburg-Witjes, 23rd March 2023, 20.00-21.30 (SPUI25, live-stream available)


International Workshop "Re-valuing European Research Infrastructures – Knowledge, Innovation, and the Public Good" University of Vienna, May 25-26,...