education, professional career and appointments

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Univ.Doz., Vienna University of Technology, 2000 (Technology Assessment)

Dr.phil., Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, 1981 (Political Science, Psychology)

professional career

10/2018– Associate Professor, retired (Ao. Univ.Prof. i.R.), Vienna University of Technology, Austria

4/2010–6/2010 Visiting Professor, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

10/2009–12/2009 Visiting Professor, Section of Engineering Sciences (System Theory), Universidad de León, Spain

2004–2010 Professor (Univ.Prof.) for Internet & Society, Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Information and Communication Technologies & Society, and Department of Communication, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria

8/2002–10/2002 Visiting Professor, Chair of Theory of Communication, Universidade Federal da Bahía, Salvador, Brazil

2001–2018  Associate Professor (Ao. Univ.Prof., tenured) for Technology Assessment, Research Division of Human Computer Interaction, Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology (formerly: Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology), Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

1991–2001 Assistant Professor (Univ.Ass.) for Design and Assessment of Technology, Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

1980–1990 Research Fellow, Institute of Socio-Economic Development Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria


Affiliate, Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), Stadtschlaining, Austria, 2021–

Distinguished Researcher, International Center for Philosophy of Information (ICPI), Xi’an, P.R. China, 2016–

Academician, The International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences (IASCYS), Brussels, 2010–

Vertrauensdozent, Studienwerk, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Berlin

Member, Working Group WG 9.9 “ICT and Sustainable Development” of the Technical Committee TC 9 “Relationship between Computers and Society“ of The International Federation for Information Processing (ifip)

Member, Academic Council, Multiversidad Mundo Real Edgar Morin, Hermosillo, México

Mitglied, Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V

Member, Standing Committee on Disarmament Problems, World Federation of Scientific Workers, –1990