Technology and Society

We shape technological progress to serve people and society. That is why we are pushing forward with human-centered engineering, in which we combine our traditional strengths in the natural sciences and engineering with the humanities, social sciences and economics.

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From care robots and autonomous vehicles to blockchain technologies, our researchers are exploring innovations at the interfaces between technology, economics, politics, society and the environment. In our work to create reliable and socially acceptable innovations, we contextualize challenges within established disciplines. However, we establish flexible, interdisciplinary connections to incorporate economic, ecological, social, political and ethical implications.

Our social responsibility also takes the form of teacher training and educational research. Here, our research focuses include finding the most successful concepts for digital teaching. Engaging with students and teachers in an array of student and school projects enables us to conduct practical, applied research.

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