Munich Center for Technology in Society

The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) is an Integrative Research Center at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). As one of the most prominent centers for Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Germany, it is dedicated to understanding and reflexively shaping the multiple interactions between science, technology and society.  Read more...


Welcome to the MCTS: Visiting Professor Juno Parreñas

Please join us in welcoming MCTS Visiting Professor Juno Parreñas, who will be staying with us from June through July 2018. Juno Salazar Parreñas’ ethnographic research speaks to feminist science studies, environmental humanities, critical development studies, and global political economy. Her book, Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation, will be published by Duke U[more]

Welcome to the MCTS: Visiting Scholar Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg

Welcome to the MCTS Visiting Scholar Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg, who will be staying with us in May/June 2018. Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg has recently been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Commission, which will lead her to the Harvard STS Program this summer. Over the course of this three-year project, she will explore the re-emerging research on and attempts towards medic[more]

MCTS welcomes Prof. Alan K. L. Chan from NTU Singapore

MCTS was very happy to welcome Prof. Alan K. L. Chan from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Prof. Chan visited the MCTS in order to maintain and improve the contacts established during Prof. Sabine Maasen’s and Dr. Uli Meyer’s trip to Asia in 2017. We are especially glad to exchange experiences with Prof. Chan since NTU Singapore has just launched a new STS Institute – the NTU[more]

Welcome to the MCTS: Visiting Professor Brice Laurent

Welcome to the MCTS Visiting Professor Brice Laurent, who will be staying with us in the summer semester 2018. Brice Laurent’s work focuses on the relationships between the making of science and the construction of democratic order. Using an approach based on Science and Technology Studies, his work analyzes the devices that connect research programs, the making of technical objects and the prod[more]

MCTS Seminar Days 2018

Last week, master’s students and members of the MCTS came together at the Benedictine monastery “Kloster Plankstetten” to discuss and reflect on the topic Techno-scientific Visions of the Future. This three-day extracurricular event is held once a year and is always organised by students for students. This year, Prof. em. Dr. Klaus Mainzer (TUM), Dr. Sabine Thürmel (TUM), Dr. Christoph Schneider [more]