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Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald

Deputy head of institute:

Constanze Scherz

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Bettina Schmidt-Leis
Phone: 0721 608-22501
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Technology Assessment - Theory and Practice

The issue 2/2016 of the journal TATuP is available.

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ITAS-Newsletter

The ITAS newsletter informs about projects carried out at ITAS, new publications, ITAS staff and upcoming events of the institute.

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Welcome to ITAS

ITASThe Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) investigates scientific and technological developments with a focus on their impacts and possible systemic and unintended effects. It produces analytical knowledge and assessments of socio-technical developments in order to provide policy and design options for decision-makers. The research covers ethical, ecological, economic, social, political-institutional, and cultural questions. Major goals are advice for research and technology policy, provision of knowledge for the design of socio-technical systems, and the organization and observation of discursive processes on open and controversial questions of technology policy.

NEWS

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TA community is meeting in Bonn in November

TA’s contribution to solving the "grand challenges" is the topic of the 7th conference of the Network Technology Assessment (NTA). The new concept of the journal Technology Assessment – Theory and Practice (TATuP) is also presented at the event.

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International Corner: News from European TA institutions

What's new in Europe's TA scene? This is the 2nd issue (July / August 2016) of the "International Corner" that offers news about the latest projects, publications and news from TA institutions all over Europe.

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Vitaly Gorokhov
Technology philosopher Vitaly Gorokhov passed away

ITAS mourns the loss of its long-time member of staff, an outstanding researcher in the field of technology assessment and the main architect of the scientific collaboration between Germany and Russia.

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

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TATuP-Ausgabe 2/2016 zu Postwachstum

Der Themenschwerpunkt des aktuellen Hefts widmet sich verschiedenen Perspektiven der Forschung auf das Konzept von Postwachstum in Technik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft.

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New publication on understanding sustainability

In his book, Armin Grunwald argues that the various meanings of sustainability do not have to be an obstacle for the realization of sustainable ideas. Quite the contrary: Diversity as a central element of sustainability has an intrinsic value.

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further publications

 

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