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Gotthard Bechmann

Prof. Dr. Gotthard Bechmann

Scientific staff until 2010
Research area Knowledge society and knowledge policy

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


  • Studies of law, sociology, and philosophy in Frankfurt / Main and in Berlin
  • Fellowship holder at Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • Promotion Dr. jur.
  • Guest professor at the universities of Bremen, Moscow, San Sebastian, Tampere
  • Honorary professor at the Lomonossov state university of Moscow (MSU), Moscow
  • Lecturer at Philosophisches Seminar (KIT Campus)


  • Chairman of Internationale Akademie für Nachhaltige Entwicklungen und Technologien of Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • Member of the advisory board of the German-Russian college of Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • Deputy director of the International Research Center for Social Consequences of Scientific and Technological Development and Innovation in MSU

Entry at ITAS, fields of work

Since December 1975, member of scientific staff at ITAS, since August 2010 Freelancer

Fields of work and publications in the research areas:

  • Environmental, scientific, and technological sociology
  • Risk research, climate, and media research
  • Research programming and social theory

Publications at ITAS