Michael Nentwich

PD Dr.

Director

About


Michael Nentwich, originally a lawyer, is a science and technology scholar, a passionate technology assessor and, since 2006, the director of the ITA. His main research field in technology assessment is the Internet and its influence on society and science.

Education


Born in 1964 and raised in Vienna, he studied economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and political science and law at the University of Vienna, where he graduated with an LL.M. in 1988, acquiring his Ph.D in 1995 with a thesis on European food law. In 1989/90 he pursued post-graduate studies at the College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium). In 2004 he received his venia docendi ("habilitation") in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from the University of Vienna on the basis of his book on the impact of the Internet on academia.

Experience


Michael Nentwich started his career as junior scientist at the Technology Assessment Unit (TAU, the predecessor of the ITA) in 1990 with projects on environmental impact assessment, loyalty cards, and telecommunication law. Between 1991 and 1996 he worked as a lecturer at the Research Institute for European Affairs of the Vienna University of Economics; in 1994/95 he spent a year abroad as a Human Capital Mobility Fellow at the Universities of Warwick and Essex (England), where he wrote a book on European constitutional development. From 1996 to 2005 he persued research as a junior, later senior scientist at the ITA, mainly in the field of the information society. A further year abroad in 1998/99 as a guest scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, was devoted to his research on cyberscience.

Since 2006 he has been the director of the ITA, since 2013 member of the OeAW Commission on Sustainable Mobility. From 2011 to 2015, he was also the deputy chairman of the Conference of the Heads of Research Institutes of the OeAW. Among others he is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice (TATuP).

Projects

TA Projects

TA Projects

Aug 2019 - Feb 2020
Oct 2017 - Sep 2020
Oct 2017 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017 - Jun 2020

Publications


His publication list includes a number of books, among them the two volumes "Cyberscience. Research in the Age of the Internet" (2003) and "Cyberscience 2.0 –Research in the Age of Digital Social Networks" (2012), as well as numerous articles in scientific journals and edited volumes.

Refereed Contributions

Refereed Contributions

Articles/book contributions

Articles/book contributions

Books/Editorships

Books/Editorships

Research Reports

Research Reports

Conference Papers/Speeches

Conference Papers/Speeches

Short Articles

Short Articles

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Contact


Tel.: +43 1 515 81-6583
Fax: +43 1 515 81-6570
Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Vienna
mnent(at)oeaw.ac.at 

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