The STS Conference Graz is the joint Annual Conference of the Science, Technology and Society Unit – Graz University of Technology, the Inter-Disciplinary Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute of Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS).
The annual STS conference provides space for international scholars and young scientist to discuss their topical research amongst peers. The contributors to this event address the complex ways in which science, technology and society co-evolve and mutually shape one another. In such a way, the participants of the conference aim to provide a better understanding of the world in which we live. This includes the assessment of emerging technologies, the scrutiny of ethical, legal and social aspects of contemporary scientific practices as well as the transition to environmentally friendly and socially desirable techno-scientific futures. Thematic Themes of the conference are e.g. Digitalization of Society, Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement & Ecodesign, Towards Low-Carbon Energy and Mobility Systems, Gender – Technology – Environment, Lifesciences and Biotechnology.