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Teaching and research by the Chair of Philosophy of Science and Technology focus on current developments in science and technology. Special emphasis is placed on exploring the consequences of the computerization of science and technology (simulation as a new method of knowledge, the automation of research through artificial intelligence, classical research methods being replaced by design and data analysis, etc.).

The Chair of Philosophy of Science and Technology aspires to a close connection between research and teaching, so that students are able to gain insight into specific research processes by attending praxis modules. The key element here is the “Computational Science Studies Lab” (CSS Lab), which was founded in 2018 with support from the “Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft” (donors' association for the promotion of humanities and sciences in Germany) and the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Research (NRW Digital Fellowship 2017 for 2018/2019), and RWTH Aachen. In the lab, we develop methods for empirical science and technology studies in the digital sciences, as well as teaching and study modules that reflect the latest developments in the field.