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76021 Karlsruhe
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Head of institute

Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald

Deputy head of institute:

Constanze Scherz

Secretariat

Bettina Schmidt-Leis
Phone: 0721 608-22501
Fax: 0721 608-24806
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Technology Assessment - Theory and Practice

The issue 3/2016 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.

NEWS

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International Network for Sustainability Solutions

As part of the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO), ITAS will participate in the sustainability training of urban managers. It will also advise partner universities on energy, water, and waste issues on the campus on a real-lab basis.

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New projects of TAB

The work program of the TAB for 2017/2018 was decided. It contains 10 new projects, for which the TAB has presented project concepts. They were approved by the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment (ABFTA) of the German Bundestag.

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Experts wanted

TAB is looking for experts in six different projects. Topics are (among other things) electromagnetic fields, sustainability assessment of agricultural systems, light pollution and autonomous weapon systems.

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

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Conflicting goals of sustainability

In his doctoral thesis Marc Dusseldorp develops a completely new perspective on the way to deal with conflicting goals of sustainability. Instead of decision-making or weighing procedures the ITAS researcher focuses on a scenario-based assessment.

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New publication on the energy transition

The Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS has explored the energy transition from an interdisciplinary perspective. The book presents key findings of a research project on the transformation of the energy system.

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further publications

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS