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Organisation

The Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) is a registered, non-profit scientific association (ZVR-Zahl 193954517).

IFZ was founded in the year 1988 with the objective to address technology as a social process and to integrate social issues into engineering studies. Working within the critical areas of a debate between science and policy, reflection and intervention, the prime objective of IFZ today is to contribute to socially and environmentally sound, sustainable and gender-equitable technology design.

The IFZ is mainly financed through research contracts. Our clients and partners include governmental bodies at municipal, provincial, federal and international level along with research institutions and companies.

The IFZ receives institutional sponsorship from the Province of Styria and City of Graz.

There is a close cooperations between the association IFZ and the Graz unit of the STS – Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies that belongs to the Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies (IFF) at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | Vienna | Graz. Furthermore, there are longterm cooperations with institutes of the University of Graz and the Graz University of Technology.


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