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.


Professorship: Public Engagement in Science and Technology

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in »Public Engagement in Science and Technology« to begin in winter semester 2018/19. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track option to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor). The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Governance (GOV) as [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]

MCTS in the News: Elisabeth Zellmer über "1968 und die Frauenbewegung"

Elisabeth Zellmer hat sich als eine der ersten Historikerinnen mit der 1968er-Generation aus weiblicher Sicht befasst - und wurde so zur Feministin. Im Artikel der Süddeutschen Zeitung bringt die Autorin Martina Scherf die Forschung von Elisabeth Zellmer mit aktuellen Gesellschaftsdebatten in Verbindung. "Die Beziehungen zwischen den Geschlechtern sind erkennbar gestört wie nie zuvor."[more]

New Doctoral Respresentatives

The Integrative Graduate Center TechnoScienceStudies (IGC TSS), which brings together employed as well as external doctoral candidates at the MCTS has two newly elected representatives: Melina Antonakaki and Michael Clormann, whose tasks include organizing the body of doctoral students and giving voice to matters concerning PhD research and scientific work at the MCTS. Starting in January 2018, th[more]

New Doctoral Workshops

You can apply now to next semester’s Doctoral Workshops:We are looking forward to three engaging events dealing with theories and methods of STS, as well as academic skills. If you would like to join one or several of the workshops, please send an email to Elisabeth Zellmer at to apply. All members of the MCTS are welcome to apply! The workshop offers for the summer semest[more]