The 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.
Welcome to ITAS
Deadline for tenders has been extended until 01.09.2014. more
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS
|21.09.-24.09.2014||S.NET 6th Annual Meeting
Better Technologies With No Regret?
Wissen begreifen - zur Selbstorganisation von Wissen
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Neuser