• Styrian school-ready screening: Trust him, he is the pilot!

    The reference to the preliminary nature of the study does not change the responsibility of the researchers involved.

    In a pilot phase in Styria, the school maturity of infants is determined by means of an App. Sociologist Christian Dayé (STS Unit of Graz University of Technology) points out the special relationship of trust between researchers and study participants.

  • Welcome

    Research and teaching at the Science, Technology and Society Unit (STS) has two interconnected aims: to better understand the various societal and environmental implications of technology development and – based on this knowledge – to strengthen research and innovation in line with broader societal needs.

  • Technology Assessment of Genome Editing

    In a press conference organised on 28 August 2019 in Basel the Swiss-based foundation TA-SWISS presented the results of a technology assessment study which was conducted by an interdisciplinary Austrian-Swiss consortium. Armin Spök and Caroline Hammer, both members of the Science, Technology and Society Unit, were the TU Graz researchers involved.

  • Teaching STS

    Our teaching philosophy is to aid a deeper understanding of the interplay between science, technology and society in an interactive manner that has the students engage with the wider implications of their primary fields of study.

  • Call for Sessions

    We invite you to submit a session proposal for the upcoming STS Conference, Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, in Graz, held from 4 - 6 May 2020.

    Please use this online form and submit your proposal by October 30, 2019.

  • The STS Unit is growing steadily!

    We are happy to welcome our new colleagues: Julian Anslinger, Michael Kriechbaum and Stefan Reichmann