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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 1/2016 of the journal TATuP is available.

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Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag

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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.

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"Stray shopping cart" by Holger Prothmann (Source: flickr.com CC BY-NC 2.0)
You can buy sustainability ... can’t you?

On Thursday, 23 June 2016, at 6 p.m. the next session of the ITAS series of events "technik.kontrovers" will take place. The evening event will focus on the question of responsibility for sustainable economic behavior.

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Synthetic Biology – Conference and Festival in Amsterdam
Synthetic Biology – Conference and Festival in Amsterdam

In contrast to classic genetic engineering, synthetic biology opens up advanced possibilities to design or re-design organisms. The related societal aspects are subject of the SYNENERGENE Forum on 24 and 25 June 2016.

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Call for Sessions: dritte europäische TA-Konferenz in Cork
Call for Sessions: 3rd European TA Conference in Cork

Europe’s TA experts will gather in Ireland next year to talk about "New technologies and societal challenges: Bridging the worlds of science, society & policy making". The deadline for the Call for Sessions is 31 July 2016.

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

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Anniversary publication to celebrate "25 years of TAB"

The 25th anniversary of the TAB has been celebrated on 2 December 2015 with a ceremony at the Paul Löbe Building.

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TAB-Arbeitsbericht Nr. 171
Digital media in education

The TAB report no. 171 is concerned with the digitization as comprehensive process of social change, even in the institutions of education.

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further publications

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS