Bettina Johanna Krings

Researcher/Member of a student committee


Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) Postfach 3640 76021 Karlsruhe Germany


Studies of political science, sociology, and anthropology (M.A.) at the Karl-Ruprecht University of Heidelberg, and PhD on Sociology, supervised by Prof. Dr. Birgit Blättel-Mink and Prof. Dr. Tilla Siegel, University of Frankfurt on the Main.

Professional background

1991 - 1992 Scientific staff member in a vocational training program (Advanced Training Programme in Educational Management and Administration for Technical and Vocational Education) at the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) in Mannheim and Berlin
1992 - 1994 Scientific staff member in a national project for promoting equal opportunities for women in education (Programa Nacional de Promocion de la Igualdad de Oportunidades para la Mujer en el Area Educativa) at the Ministry of Education of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Since 1995 Scientific staff member at ITAS (formerly AFAS); temporarily working at the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag TAB 

Current positions

Fields of work

  • Technological innovations and their impacts on working structures
  • Theory and methods of technology assessment (TA)
  • Theory and practice of gender research