Magdalena Wicher

Magdalena Wicher
Institut für Höhere Studien | IHS · Science Technology and Societal Transformation

Master of Science
Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS); PhD associate at the University of Bergen

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Introduction
I am working on the implementation, assessment and evaluation / monitoring of inter- / transdisciplinary and socially just research as well as participatory processes (amongst of which RRI). In my doctoral thesis at the University of Bergen I focus on governance aspects of science policy and research funding. I like to take a reflexive approach in my work with a particular focus on feminist/queer/diversity aspects.

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Publications (34)
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This contribution addresses the question why Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is facing problems to succeed as concept for research and innovation policy in the European Commission, despite the EC’s 20 years of history of funding research activities and coordination and support actions that address science and society relations. Our analys...
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The fteval Working Group on the "Impact of RTI policy on the relationship between science and society" elaborated a framework that enables a shared understanding and informs the discussion on the assessment of this RTI policy impact. We mainly focused on RTI policies in Austria aiming at participatory approaches in research, as these policies have...
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Im Beitrag „Gender institutionalised?“ werden Maßnahmen zu Gleichstellung und Gender in Forschungsinhalten in Forschungstechnologie-Organisationen auf Basis einer Evaluierung derselben analysiert. Es zeigt sich, dass im Rahmen eines geförderten EU-Projektes zwar Einzelmaßnahmen implementiert werden können, es aber nicht zum gewünschten Struktur- un...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world as we knew it and affected all parts of our lives and societies. Nobody can say that their everyday life was untouched by the measures taken since spring 2020 by governments following the advent of the virus. This fifth issue of the Queer STS forum is a reflection of these turbulent times and takes the co...
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This small and concise publication comprises workshopping ideas for the co-production of knowledge in an online setting. The recommendations were discussed in a series of conversations in the context of the project CHANGE.
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This is a report of members of the 'RRI Plattform Österreich' (https://www.rri-plattform.at/) investigating opportunities and challenges in realising Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in a research project concerned with developing assistive technologies in a Healthcare. (in German)
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This Policy Brief reviews the current state of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Austria and provides recommendations for the further embedding of RRI in research and innovation policy. (in German)
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This is the editorial of the fourth issue of our Queer-Feminist Science and Technology Studies Forum, for which we were originally looking for contributions to extend perspectives on sex robots from a queer-feminist point of view. We were interested in this perspective because in media, sex robots are either portrayed as great threat to society or...
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Was bedeuten ›Virtuelle Realität‹, Industrie 4.0, ›Künstliche Intelligenz‹ und nicht zuletzt das neueste Smartphone für die Zukunft unserer Gesellschaft? Debatten über technische Umwälzungen und damit einhergehende post-kapitalistische Perspektiven sind auch unter Linken von tiefen Ambivalenzen geprägt: Roboter gefährden Arbeitsplätze, könnten die...
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This report provides an elaborate insight and evaluation of three years of useITsmartly activi- ties. The project’s overall aim is to engage the current energy consumption behaviours of Eu- ropean youths in five countries and to generate impact (saving of energy and greenhouse gas emissions) through an educational peer-to-peer approach. The first p...
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This paper aims to improve our knowledge of energy use and well-being in energy efficient office buildings. It explores the interrelations between forms and patterns of energy use on the one hand and user satisfaction, comfort, and well-being on the other hand. Findings are derived from qualitative and quantitative data collected in a recently fini...
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Humans are permanently interacting with their environment. On the one hand, human behaviour and perception are influenced by the environment. On the other hand, humans shape their environment with their actions. The application of theories and methods from environmental psychology is crucial for creating sustainable and satisfying living spaces in...
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Das Projekt „Build to satisfy“ hatte zum Ziel, Auswirkungen des NutzerInnenverhaltens auf die energetische Performance von Dienstleistungsgebäuden in Niedrigst- und Plusenergiebauweise zu erforschen. Die im Projekt erarbeiteten Handlungsempfehlungen unterstützen Facility-ManagerInnen von Dienstleistungsgebäuden in ihrer täglichen Arbeit und ihrem U...
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Das Projekt GISAlab_MädchenLaborfürKunstundWissenschaft ist eine Kooperation des Vereins kunst ost, des UniGraz@Museum und der Pädagogischen Hochschule Steiermark und richtet sich an Mädchen ab 10 Jahren. Ziel von GISAlab ist es, Mädchen bei der Entdeckung und Entwicklung von Interessen und Fähigkeiten in Bezug auf Naturwissenschaften und Technik z...
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Technische Berufe bieten gute Zukunftsaussichten, trotzdem beklagt der Techniksektor immer wieder einen Mangel an entsprechenden Fachkräften. In Österreich liegt der Anteil von Naturwissenschafter*innen und Techniker*innen am Gesamtarbeitsmarkt unter dem EU-Durchschnitt, es gäbe also noch Potenzial. Dennoch wählen Jugendliche zu selten technische B...
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Wir, die wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgruppe Queer STS, beschäftigen uns mit Science and Technology Studies (Technik- und Wissenschaftsforschung) aus queerer Perspektive. Gerade weil mit ‚queer‘ und ‚Queerness‘ vielfältige Definitionen und Konnotationen verbunden sind, wollen wir unser eigenes Verständnis davon formulieren, das einen wissenschaftlichen...
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The project GISAlab (Girls in Science and Art) is a cooperation of the art association kunst ost, of UniGraz@Museum and the University of Teacher Education Styria. It is intended for girls at the age of 10 and older. The objective of GISAlab is to support girls in discovering and developing their fascination and skills in regard to science and tech...
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English: In order to illustrate the production of gender knowledge (Geschlechterwissen) in scientific research, this paper draws on recent discussions in Gender/Queer Studies. Following a queer perspective, the article focuses on the reproduction of marginalized/hegemonic positions and normalizations in brain research, which, in the last two decade...
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When coming across the topics of gender and comparisons between men and women in everyday life, discussions mostly revolve around differences. Despite the wide range of explanations, aspects of evolutional and biological differences are regarded as highly legitimate explaining gender differences in debates on the street, in public, and in various s...
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Research on bystander intervention has produced a great number of studies showing that the presence of other people in a critical situation reduces the likelihood that an individual will help. As the last systematic review of bystander research was published in 1981 and was not a quantitative meta-analysis in the modern sense, the present meta-anal...

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Austrian platform on Responsible Research and Innovation
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The main objective of FoTRRIS is to develop and introduce new governance practices to foster Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in research and innovation systems. FoTRRIS will, more specifically, focus on new governance practices to co‐design transdiciplinary RRI‐projects that are attuned to societal needs, values and opportunities and that connect and mobilise relevant stakeholders.