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Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald

Deputy head of institute:

Constanze Scherz

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Bettina Schmidt-Leis
Phone: 0721 608-22501
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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.

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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 four different projects. Topics are electromagnetic fields, sustainability assessment of agricultural systems, light pollution and autonomous weapon systems.

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Conference “2000 Revisited – A look back to the future”
Conference “2000 Revisited – A look back to the future”

On 6 and 7 May 2017 young researchers from the humanities and social sciences meet up at ITAS to examine the turn of the millennium as an efficacious reference point for future visions of all kinds. Registrations are still possible until 23 April 2017.

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

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Scientific perspective on environmental encyclical

Climate and environmental protection are the key themes of Pope Francis’s Encyclical “Laudato Si’”. 25 researchers of various disciplines have now dealt with the Pope’s essay – among them Armin Grunwald and Christine Rösch from ITAS.

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Discussion paper on “socio-technical futures”

Technology visions, future scenarios, development models: Different imaginations of the future are getting more and more attention in public discourse. Researchers now put the question how TA should deal with this development up to debate.

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further publications

 

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