Ortwin Renn

Ortwin Renn

Dean, Department of Economic & Social Sciences; Chair of Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment

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Dept. of Social Sciences V, Seidenstrasse 36
Germany, D-70174
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Dean of the Department of Economic & Social Sciences (University of Stuttgart)

Full Professor and Chair of Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment of Stuttgart University

Director of the non-profit company DIALOGIK, a research institute for investigating communication and participation processes in environmental policy making

Director of the Stuttgart Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies at the University of Stuttgart (ZIRIUS)

Research Interests:
- Risk governance (assessment, perception, management, communication)
- Sustainable development (concept, social science perspective)
- Public participation (theory and practical application)
- Technology assessment and foresight (Methodology, conceptual issues, case studies)
- Public responses to technological change (attitude research, modernization theory)