Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2018, 09:00 - 17:00 iCal

SiS Maps: Science in Society

Science in Society - Mapping Controversies

WTZ Ost Project Workshop for PhD - students

seminar room 2, DoktorandInnenzentrum, 2nd floor/seminar room FDZ, inner yard
Bergasse 7, 1090 Vienna

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

Weitere Termine

Montag, 23. April 2018, 09:30 - 13:30

Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2018, 09:30 - 13:30

Science and technology offer new possibilities for societal and economic developments. Yet, these possibilities, their risks and societal implications are often controversially discussed. What knowledge do we need and whose knowledge do we trust to assess benefits, limits and risks? Whose values should count when societal choices are made concerning scientific and technological developments and who should be involved in making such responsible choices?


In this project workshop, PhD students will learn to analytically approach complex public debates concerning science and technology, to develop their own position based on this analysis, as well as to communicate this position to different audiences. These competencies (reflexivity, analytical skills) will also improve their understanding of how their own research subject is potentially related to wider societal concerns. Furthermore, these competences and skills are also valued in many areas of contemporary labour markets (science communication, research PR, consulting, etc.), but also support a more nuanced communication of the own scientific research to different audiences.


Application deadline: April 2, 2018


Please send a short email to, indicating your interest in and expectations of the workshop, your institutional affiliation and PhD topic, in which phase of your PhD research you currently are. Please also let us know which of the three cases (Glyphosate, gene drives, radiation) you would prefer to work on.


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Lisa Sigl
Insitut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung