Research & Society

The series of publications Forschung und Gesellschaft discusses the latest research results. Be it European integration, demographic developments or Austria as a research location, the series covers a wide spectrum of topics and presents contributions from the fields of the Natural Sciences, Cultural Studies, the Social Sciences and the Humanities.


European Integration – European Identity
What is Europe and what is its place in the world? This was the subject of an academic debate held in the framework of a meeting of the OeAW Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences – presented in detail in ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 8.

ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 8 (in German)


100 Years of Mass Spectrometry – the Next 100 Years
Mass spectrometry, a method of determining the mass of atoms or molecules, combines the fundamentals of physics and chemistry. At a symposium, research groups shared their experiences using and developing these methods.

ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 7 (in German)


Scientific films
From pupils’ expectations of educational films to questions of scientific communication: ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 6 sheds light on the various facets of scientific films.

ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 6 (in German)


Research as a Profession
How difficult is a career in research? Is the profession compatible with a private life? Is it worth becoming a researcher? ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 5 provides answers.

ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 5 (in German)


Ageing Societes
Against the background of increasing life expectancy and aging societies ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 4 considers whether and how healthy aging can be seen not as a challenge, but as an opportunity.

ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 4 (in German)


Synthetic Biology
Medical genetic engineering vs. Frankenstein experiments: ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 3 takes a close look at Synthetic Biology and the creation of artificial life.

ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 3 (in German)


Research: Truth or Commodity?
Science has long since been caught up in the  economisation of society. Is it time that basic research became more open to questions of its applicability? ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 2 explores this issue.

ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 2 (in German)


Austria as a Scientific Location
Austria is situated in the heart of Europe. Whether that is also the case when it comes to science and how that might be measured is examined in ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 1.

ÖAW: Forschung & Gesellschaft 1 (in German)