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Science, Technology and Society Unit

Research and teaching at the Science, Technology and Society Unit 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.

This type of research is conducted at early stages of technology innovation and in an inter- and transdisciplinary way by bringing together scientists and engineers from all disciplines and by involving technology users and stakeholder groups.

Our research is frequently contributing to or organized as technology assessment, ELSA (ethical, legal and social aspects) studies, feminist studies, science, technology and society studies (STS), sustainability studies, and policy analysis.


June 23,  2018
We are expanding our team Postdoc Researcher (25 hours/week) - Extended Deadline

thematic focus: technology assessment and responsible development of genome editing

Details regarding the position you will find here

Applications should be written in English and submitted by e-mail to office.stsnoSpam@tugraz.at, Science, Technology and Society Unit, Graz University of Technology, no later than 24.08.2018.

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May 14, 2018
STS Conference Graz 2018

From May 7 to May 8, 2018 the 17th Annual STS Conference took place in Graz.

The Science, Technology and Society Unit organized in cooperation with the IFZ Graz and the IAS-STS the 17th Annual STS Conference Graz. The conference offered the oportunity to present and dicuss a broad spectrum on themes in the area of digitalization of society, gender-technology and environment, sustainable food systems, life sciences/biotechnologies and much more.
About 200 reseachers from all over the world presented their work in this fields with a specific focus on critical issues in science, technology and society studies.

Many thanks to all who contributed to the sucess of this event!

April 28, 2018
YEP (Young Energy Professionals)-Zukunftswerkstatt

On the 27th of April 2018, the YEP - Zukunftswerkstatt (WEC - World Energy Council Austria) took place in the premises of the Federation of industrialists. Representatives from NGOs in the field of energy economics, as well as envoys from known energy companies, took part in the WEC-sponsored discussions. At the beginning there  was a talk by Günter Getzinger on the topic "The future of the energy industry". Under the moderation of Jürgen Suschek-Berger, the methodology of the Zukunftswerkstatt was explained and subsequently enacted in small groups.


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Science, Technology and Society Unit

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