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76021 Karlsruhe
Germany

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Head of institute

Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald
(Director)
Prof. Dr. Michael Decker
(Vice director)

Secretariat

Bettina Schmidt-Leis
Phone: 0721 608-22501
Fax: 0721 608-24806
E-Mail: bueroHms8∂itas kit edu

Technology Assessment - Theory and Practice

The issue 1/2015 of the journal TATuP is available.

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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

Professor Michael Decker
Michael Decker becomes Chairman of VDI Advisory Board

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) has elected the Professor of Technology Assessment and Deputy Head of ITAS as Chairman of the Advisory Board "Society and Technology".

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Interim assessment on TA portal

Along the lines of the question "What did we achieve, what remains to be done?" the fourth openTA workshop will be held in Berlin on 25 February 2015.

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District Future on board of the MS Wissenschaft 2015

From April to September 2015 the exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft will set sail. An exhibit of the ITAS project "District Future – Urban Lab" is part of the exhibition "City of the Future" on board of the MS Wissenschaft.

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NEUE PUBLIKATIONEN

ITAS journal 1/2015 published
ITAS journal 1/2015 published

The new issue of "Technology Assessment – Theory and Practice" (TATuP) focuses on "TA as an Institutionalized Practice – Recent National Developments and Challenges".

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Technology assessment in the political system

The conflicts and connections between science and politics are in the focus of this new publication which documents the contributions to the fifth conference of the Network Technology Assessment (NTA).

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