über PSR

Petra Schaper Rinkel ist Professorin für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung des digitalen Wandels und Vizerektorin für Digitalisierung an der Universität Graz, wo sie das IDea_Lab, das interdisziplinäre Labor der Universität Graz aufbaut. Sie forscht zu Zukunft an der Schnittstelle von Technologie, Politik und Gesellschaft sowie über Methoden der der Antizipation und Gestaltung von Zukunft.

Aktuelle Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Politik und Zukunft der digitalen Transformation
  • Foresight und Zukunftsforschung, Methoden der Antizipation von Zukunft
  • Innovationsökosysteme und digitale Plattformgesellschaft
  • Open Science und Zukunft der Wissenschaft

Bio

Publikationen / Publications:

Vorträge / Presentations

Gutachterin

  • für Zeitschriften  (Peer Review)

  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Foresight
  • Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft
  • Research Policy
  • STI-Studies
  • Technology Analysis & Strategic Management

    für die Europäische Kommission


  • Project review
  • Evaluator

About PSR

Petra Schaper Rinkel has been Vice-Rector for Digital Transformation at the University of Graz since 1 October 2019, where she is also  Professor of Science and Technology Studies .

From 2009 to 2019, she has been at the AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, where she mainly has been responsible for EU projects on science, technology and innovation policy and foresight projects. At the AIT she was also responsible for the establishment of Foresight and Technology Assessment at the Austrian Parliament and responsible for the conceptual orientation and the programm development of the research field Societal Futures. Prior to joining AIT, she was a senior lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin and a principal investigator at Freie Universität Berlin. She earned her doctoral degree in 2003 from the Department of Political Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin, writing on the interrelationship between European integration, digital transformation and networks of governance of science, technology and innovation on the European level. In addition to holding research positions and lecturer positions at Humboldt University, Freie Universität Berlin, Technical University of Berlin and the University of Innsbruck, she also designed and managed governmental programs to support microsystems and other technologies at VDI/VDE-IT, a project management organization commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Her current areas of research include

  • Innovation Policy & Governance of Emerging Technologies (including Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Technology, SynBio and Nanotechnology)
  • Societal Futures, Foresight, Anticipation, Foresight Methods and methods of forward looking activities
  • innovation, science and technology studies (STS), the political implications of emerging technologies,
  • Technology Assessment.

Other broader research interests include governance theories, governmentality, the political economy of emerging technologies, and the history of future thinking.

Main current research interests are:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Critical Futuring / Politics of future-making
  • Governance of Artificial Intelligence
  • Future of Research and Innovation
  • Responsible Research and Innovation