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Professor Karsten Weber


Regensburg Technical University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Karsten Weber currently serves as the Co-Head of the Institute for Social Research and Technology Assessment at Regensburg Technical University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Since 2007, he has also held an honorary professorship of Culture and Technology at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany. He held a professorship of General Science of Technology in Cottbus for five years from 2011, from 2008 until 2011 he was a visiting professor of Computers and Society at TU Berlin, Germany, and from 2006 until 2012 he was a professor of Philosophy at the University of Opole, Poland.

Professor Weber has also previously worked as a senior researcher for the Chair of Philosophy at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. He started his scholarly career in 1996 as a junior researcher at the University Karlsruhe, Germany (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) where he worked for three years and in 1999 received his doctoral degree in philosophy.

His main research interests are applied ethics, particularly the ethics of technology, information ethics, and bioethics as far as human enhancement is concerned. Additionally, he works on technology assessment with regard to the social impacts of information and communication technology. As Co-Head of the Institute for Social Research and Technology Assessment, he is responsible for initiating funded research projects concerning ethical, legal, and social impacts of technology. Past and current projects are mainly concerned with the social impacts and aspects of technology in health care.

Additional information about Professor Weber can be found on his website at (currently only available in German).