Technology and Society

Progress: Between Responsibility and Growth


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Academic Responsibility

Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Carmen Leicht-Scholten

Teaching and Research Area Gender and Diversity in Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Civil Engineering

Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Torsten H. Voigt

Teaching and Research Area Technology & Diversity
Institute of Sociology

Contact Person





Monday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 




„Technology shapes society and society shapes technology” (Christine Wächter).

Technical developments are essentially changing the way we live and work, so that the importance of the interface between technology and society is becoming increasingly relevant. The increasing global transfer of technology requires a critical examination of the resulting consequences for people and the environment. Technology ethics, technology acceptance or technology assessment are frequently used buzzwords in this discourse  what can socially responsible technology design look like?

Learning Outcomes

Students learn about various aspects in the field of the interface between technology and society. On this basis, they can evaluate associated problems as well as the effects of these on their respective subject discipline.



13. Juli 2020

Acatech: Perspektiven auf Technik, Gesellschaft und Nachhaltigkeit

Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner

acatech, Berlin

Procedure/Working method​

Depending on the course of studies, module and examination, credit points can be achieved through participation.


Certificate of Participation (0 CP, not graded)
Protocol with critical analysis  (2 CP, not graded)
Termpaper 10-15 pages (3 CP)
Termpaper 15-20 pages and oral presentation (4 CP)

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