In today's industrial and knowledge-based society, Technology is a key factor in almost all areas of life. Technology offers protection, supports mobility and communication, but it also creates risks. Science and Technology are required to react to fundamental societal challenges. For example, the utilization of renewable energy sources, or social equality and ecological soundness in the process of globalisation require scientific reflection and technological innovation.
Research for Society
To analyse the interaction between humans and society on the one hand, and science and technology on the other, The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has established the KIT Center Humans and Technology. In it, more than 400 scientists build a network to address socially relevant questions regarding social, ethical, cultural, economic, political, legal, and psychological aspects of the interrelation between humans and technology.
This way, the KIT Center for Humans and Technology contributes to analysing, initiating and evaluating transformation processes, that are socially necessary and technologically demanding.