231.038 Ethics and technology (series of lectures)
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to recognize ethical implications in decision-making processes in all areas of society, especially in relation to the technical sciences. You will learn and experience the ethical principles in which all cultures agree, that they can serve as orientation and as immutable standards.

Subject of course

The series of lectures, which is realized in cooperation with the initiative Weltethos Österreich, addresses the ethical aspects of ecology, climate change, transport, politics, economy and sustainable development.

Teaching methods

Discussion of the connections using concrete, practical examples.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Vortragende im Wintersemester 2021/22:

  • 04.10.2021           Hermann KNOFLACHER: Warum eine Ethikvorlesung für TechnikerInnen?
  • 11.10.2021           Ardeshir MAHDAVI: „Publish or Perish“: Gedanken über den wissenschaftlichen Review-Prozess
  • 18.10.2021           Robert BRAUN: Responsible Innovation: technology responsive to societal needs and ethical concerns [EN]
  • 25.10.2021           tba
  • 08.11.2021           Elisabeth OBERZAUCHER: Ethische Technik braucht MenschenforscherInnen
  • 22.11.2021           Edith RIETHER: Weltethos und Technik
  • 29.11.2021           Markus KNOFLACHER: Ethik im Handlungskontext
  • 06.12.2021           Peter WEISH: Zukunftsfähige Technik
  • 13.12.2021           Wolfgang REHM: Umweltverfahren im Spannungsfeld von Technik, Recht und Ethik
  • 10.01.2022           Helga KROMP-KOLB: Zur Ethik der Wissenschaft am Beispiel des Klimawandels
  • 17.01.2022           Wolfgang ZAGLER: Technik für Menschen
  • 24.01.2022           Tarafa BAGHAJATI: Ethik im Bauwesen



Course dates

Mon18:00 - 19:3005.10.2020 - 25.01.2021 (LIVE)Live Online-Vorlesung
Ethics and technology (series of lectures) - Single appointments
Mon05.10.202018:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon12.10.202018:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon19.10.202018:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon09.11.202018:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon16.11.202018:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon23.11.202018:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon30.11.202018:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon07.12.202018:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon14.12.202018:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon11.01.202118:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon18.01.202118:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung
Mon25.01.202118:00 - 19:30 Live Online-Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Written proof of achievement.
Since compulsory attendance exists, at least 8 appointments must be attended in order to be able to take the written exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.09.2020 13:00 04.11.2020 14:00 04.11.2020 14:00



- Knoflacher, H.: Verkehrsplanung für den Menschen, Band I: Grundstrukturen, Orac
- Knoflacher, H.: Zur Harmonie von Stadt und Verkehr; Böhlau
- Knoflacher, H.: Landschaft ohne Autobahnen; Böhlau


  • Attendance Required!