Bettina-Johanna Krings

Dr. Bettina-Johanna Krings

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

Current positions

  • Deputy speaker of the Work and technology topic within the “Humans and Technology” focus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Member of the ethics committee of the research group: “Dorfgemeinschaft 2.0 – Das Alter im ländlichen Raum”
  • Coordinator for teaching Technology Assessment at KIT

Fields of work

  • Technological innovations and their impacts on working structures
  • Concepts of the man-machine relation
  • Theory and methods of technology assessment
  • Sociological theories of modernity

Current projects

  • Exploring Mechanisms of “Knowledge Production in Modern Societies” within a Line of International Graduate Summer Schools
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  • Artificial Intelligence for Working and Learning in the Karlsruhe Region (KARL)
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  • Overarching KIT 2025 strategy: Human resources – Subproject 7: Visions of future work
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  • Kopernikus: SynErgie Cluster VI: Augsburg model region – models of organizational development with a view to fluctuating energy supply
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  • NoWa – Norms in the light of demographic change
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  • Work and technology
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  • Interdisciplinary International Graduate Summer School “RRI and Future-Making: Responsibility through Anticipation”

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Professional background

1991 - 1992 Member of scientific staff in a vocational training program (Advanced Training Programme in Educational Management and Administration for Technical and Vocational Education) at the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) in Mannheim and Berlin
1992 - 1994 Member of scientific staff in a national project for promoting equal opportunities for women in education (Programa Nacional de Promocion de la Igualdad de Oportunidades para la Mujer en el Area Educativa) at the Ministry of Education of Buenos Aires, Argentina
since 1995 Member of scientific staff at ITAS (formerly AFAS); temporarily working at the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag TAB
2009 - 2013 Deputy Head of research area Knowledge society and knowledge policy
2013 - 2019 Co-Head of research area Knowledge society and knowledge policy
2015 PhD thesis on “Strategies of individualization”, supervised by Prof. Dr. Birgit Blättel-Mink and Prof. Dr. Tilla Siegel, Goethe University Frankfurt


Recent publications

Book Chapters
Böschen, S.; Grunwald, A.; Krings, B.-J.; Rösch, C.
TA auf „offener See“
2021. Technikfolgenabschätzung. Hrsg.: S. Böschen, 467–480, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. doi:10.5771/9783748901990-467
Böschen, S.; Grunwald, A.; Krings, B.-J.; Rösch, C.
Technikfolgenabschätzung – neue Zeiten, neue Aufgaben
2021. Technikfolgenabschätzung. Hrsg.: S. Böschen, 13–40, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. doi:10.5771/9783748901990-13
Krings, B.-J.; Weinberger, N.
Who cares about care? Vier Thesen zum Diskurs über Technik in der Pflege
2021. Neue Technologien für die Pflege. Grundlegende Reflexionen und pragmatische Befunde. Hrsg.: M. Hülsken-Giesler, 135–152, V & R unipress. doi:10.14220/9783737012027.135
Nierling, L.; Krings, B.-J.
National context: Germany
2021. Moniz, António Brandão; Boavida, Nuno; Makó, Csaba; Krings, Bettina-Johanna; Sanz de Miguel, Pablo (Hg.): Digital Labour Platforms. Representing Workers in Europe, 9–13, Húmus/CICS.NOVA 
Nierling, L.; Krings, B.-J.
Digitalisation and concepts of extended work
2021. Post-Growth Work: employment and meaningful activities within planetary boundaries. Ed. by: Irmi Seidl and Angelika Zahrnt, 134–146, Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781003187370-15
Böschen, S.; Grunwald, A.; Krings, B.-J.; Rösch, C. (Eds.)
Technikfolgenabschätzung : Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Praxis
2021. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. doi:10.5771/9783748901990
Journal Articles
Bröckerhoff, P.; Evers-Wölk, M.; Sonk, M.; Pein, K.; Weinberger, N.; Krings, B.-J.; Woopen, C.
Bedarfe der Gesundheitsversorgung : Biografische und kulturelle Vielfalt beachten
2021. Deutsches Ärzteblatt <Köln> / C, 118 (42), A-1924 / B-1587 

List of publications at ITAS