Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies @ FAU

Who we are

Being highly interdisciplinary, the chair of Science, Technology, and Gender Studies (STGS) is unique within the German academic system. We analyze the relationship among scientific knowledge, technological systems, and society, addressing the most important challenges of the contemporary world through a critical and gender perspective. We think across the traditional divide between the social sciences and humanities on one side and the natural sciences and engineering on the other. Given FAU’s strong connections to high-tech industries and involvement in innovative engineering projects that affect our everyday lives, the chair offers a chance for a critical participation in the making of technoscience and builds its research and educational projects on shared, interdisciplinary interests.

Current Courses held by the chair at the FAU can be found under Teaching.

Current Projects and Workshops


Lectures and Keynotes

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General News

A special workshop with two international experts on the issue of “Women and Science in Africa“ will be organized by Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), coordinated by Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi (FAU) and Dr. Sofia Costa D’Aguiar (EELISA Executive Director).
In this workshop, Dr....

Prof. Rentetzi was invited by German newspaper DIE ZEIT to participate in a panel discussion about “The Future of Science Diplomacy” on December 1, 2022. The panel is part of a one-day event on “Universities in Times of Crisis,” to be held at Auditorium Friedrichstraße in Berlin. Prof. Rentetzi’s fe...

In the last issue of FAU’s research magazine, alexander!, an interview with Prof. Rentetzi was published (in German) in which she reflects upon science diplomacy. You can read it here.

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