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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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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

Workshop on the water-energy nexus at ITAS
Workshop on the water-energy nexus

On 31 July and 1 August 2017, the ITAS, together with the Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management (University Stuttgart) organises an interdisciplinary workshop for modelling and assessing the urban water-energy nexus.

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technik.kontrovers Themenabend Auto(nom)mobil
Thematic evening “Auto(nomous)mobile – self-driving or driving oneself”

On Wednesday, 28 June 2017, at 6 pm, the next session of the ITAS series of events “technik.kontrovers” takes place. The focus will be on the question of whether and how the great vision of autonomous driving will soon be realized.

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Experts wanted

The TAB is looking for experts for the topics “Somatic Gene Therapy” and “Algorithms in Digital Media and the Impact on the Formation of Opinions”.

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

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Topic diversity of TAB projects

The issue No. 48 of the TAB-Brief reflects the diversity of the topics, the investigation of which will be commissioned by the Bundestag to the TAB.

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New pharmaceuticals for neglected poverty-related diseases

The TAB-Arbeitsbericht No. 170 offers a comprehensive presentation of various initiatives of various players in research and product development as well as political possibilities for the promotion of this commitment.

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further publications

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS