New Doctoral Workshops

In the summer semester 2017, the Integrative Graduate Center “TechnoScienceStudies” at MCTS will again be offering several doctoral workshops. In these workshops doctoral candidates practice and develop important academic and scholarly skills, examine issues regarding applied research, and reflect on academic work with respect to political, economic and public media-related aspects. Please click[mehr]

Absolutely fabulous: 1st doctorate at MCTS completed

On March 20, 2017, Christoph Schneider successfully completed the oral examination for his doctorate, in which he dealt with “Transforming TechKnowledgies: the Case of Open Digital Fabrication”. Christoph Schneider’s doctoral project focuses on the sphere of ‘open digital fabrication’, in which technologies such as 3D-printing are being developed and used in ‘open’ settings, including open source[mehr]

Prof. Ruth Müller im Gespräch über Exzellenz als Ideal und Praxis

»Junge Forschende stehen unter einem enormen normativen Druck« Was ist das eigentlich, »Exzellenz«? Was zeichnet eine exzellente Forscherin, einen exzellenten Forscher aus? Welche Konzepte verbergen sich hinter diesem Begriff? Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller erörterte diese Fragen in einem Expertinnengespräch anlässlich der Vernissage der Porträtserie »Exzellenz ist vielfältig«, die von der Universität [mehr]

#mytopic.in.society - MCTS Doctoral Colloquium

Presenting and discussing doctoral projects with peers and more is an integral part of the doctoral studies at MCTS – in order to get to know the various projects, support them and see the work develop. On February 13 and 14, 2017, this semester's doctoral colloquium #mytopic.in.society featured nine MCTS doctoral candidates presenting the current state of their doctoral projects to an audience o[mehr]

Ruth Müller and Mark Hanson: Epigenetic inheritance and the responsibility for health in society

In a commentary for the biomedical journal The Lancet Diabestes & Endocrinology, Ruth Müller, Professor of Science and Technology Policy at MCTS and the School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, and Prof. Mark Hanson, President of the International Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease recently discussed how epigenetics might change notions of responsibility for health in s[mehr]