Technology assessment at universities of applied sciences: On closing the gap between knowledge for action and implementation competence

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.31.1.15

Keywords:

technology assessment, university of applied sciences, knowledge transfer, DACH region

Abstract

Technology assessment (TA) has become an essential tool for dealing with wicked problems. TA institutions cover many areas of the research landscape; however, the question arises to what extent TA is incorporated by universities of applied sciences. These are supposed to act as local drivers of innovation in addition to providing education. This article examines the dissemination of TA approaches at technically oriented state universities of applied sciences in German-speaking countries. Using a systematic content analysis of online information, it provides an overview of the different manifestations. The aim is to review the current state of TA embedding and to identify needs for and potential opportunities through a thorough implementation of TA instruments in education and research.

Published

08.04.2022

How to Cite

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Jerchel P, Kleine N, Mulzer T. Technology assessment at universities of applied sciences: On closing the gap between knowledge for action and implementation competence. TATuP [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 8 [cited 2022 May 25];31(1):15-21. Available from: https://www.tatup.de/index.php/tatup/article/view/6953