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.



Ruth Falkenberg, Lisa Sigl and Maximilian Fochler have just published a new article in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science:


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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).