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
This book, published by Springer, is the outcome of a workshop jointly organized in 2011 by CIGA (University of Padova) and ITAS.more
Christian Dieckhoff successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Modelled Future – On the Theory and Practice of Energy Scenarios in the Context of Scientific Policy Advice" at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology on 18 June 2014.more
In May 2014, the international conference "Sustainability 2014: Future Urban Development at Different Scales" took place at ITAS. Experts from different disciplines from research and practice reflected on current challenges and perspectives of the sustainable development of cities, urban regions and districts.more
ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS
|28.07.-01.08.2014||Interdisciplinary International Graduate Summer School
The Regulative Capacity of Knowledge Objects: Opening the Black Box of Knowledge Governance
|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