Universit├Ąt Stuttgart (ZIRN)

Universität Stuttgart (ZIRN)

The ZIRN - Interdisciplinary Research Unit for Risk, Governance and Sustainable Technology Development represents a cross-disciplinary, horizontal organization serving several departments of the University of Stuttgart. Its main goal is to generate, collect and promote better knowledge on how different actors in economics, politics and society cope with the opportunities and risks of new technological advances. In addition, the Institute deals with novel approaches to assess, evaluate and manage systemic risks that are typical for today’s global economy. A team of investigators primarily from the social sciences pursues research projects aimed at assessing and evaluating the opportunities and risks of specific technologies within a broader subject area such as energy, food, chemicals or sustainable development.