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P.O. Box 3640
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: bueroGnp8∂itas kit edu

Event calendar

Informationen about events of ITAS and about TA events in general you may find here (German).

Technology Assessment - Theory and Practice

The issue 3/2014 of the journal TATuP is available.

Cover 3/2014

Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag

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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

Ehrendoktorwürde Gorokhov
Bridge builder between Moscow and Karlsruhe

In recognition of his great commitment to the philosophy of technology and the scientific cooperation between Germany and Russia, KIT awarded Prof. Dr. Vitaly Gorokhov an honorary doctorate on 12 January 2015.

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Looking for experts for the project "Digital Media in Education"

As part of the TAB project three expert opinions will be awarded. Deadline for submission of proposals is the 23 February 2015.

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Projektstart: Leitbilder und Visionen als sozio-epistemische Praktiken
New project: Visions as socio-epistemic practices

The goal of this new ITAS project is to consolidate "Vision Assessment" theoretically and to advance it as a method for Technology Assessment (TA).

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

Computertechnik und Sterbekultur
New Publication: Computer technology and the culture of death and dying

Computer technology is changing the culture of death and dying in modern societies and is challenging the interdisciplinary thanatology to which TA can contribute.

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Climate Engineering Studie
TAB study on “Climate Engineering”

Technical approaches promise control of global warming. Scientists from the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) discuss these technologies and their consequences for people and the environment.

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further publications

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS

Date Event
02.02.2015 1st young LCA researcher workshop Karlsruhe
Data uncertainty in Life Cycle Assessment
Karlsruhe
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25.-27.02.2015 2nd European TA conference
The next horizon of technology assessment
Berlin
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further events