Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Helga Nowotny

Nanyang Visiting Professor, School of Social Sciences

Email: hnowotny@ntu.edu.sg
Prof Helga Nowotny

Biography
Helga Nowotny is Professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich, and a founding member of the European Research Council. In 2007 she was elected ERC Vice President and was ERC President from March 2010 until December 2013. In January 2014 Prof. Nowotny was appointed Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria. She is a member of the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development and Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Helga Nowotny is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Falling Walls Foundation, Berlin; Vice-President of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings; President of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Complexity Science Hub, Vienna; and active in other scientific advisory boards in Paris, Munich, Amsterdam and Budapest. She is a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and of scientific academies based in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Austria and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA. Recently, she has been honoured by the rarely awarded Gold Medal of the Academia Europaea and the British Academy President's Medal. She has received honorary doctorates from academic institutions in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Israel, Norway, Singapore and the United Kingdom. .Her latest books are The Cunning of Uncertainty (Polity, 2015) and An Orderly Mess (CEU Press, 2017).
Research Interests
STS, science and technology studies; research and innovation policy

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