Helga Nowotny#

Helga Nowotny
Membership Number:166
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA

Present and Previous Positions

  • Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria, member of the Austrian Council and Vice-President of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
  • 2007 - 2010 European Research Council Scientific Vice President and from March 2010 until December 2013 President of the ERC
  • 2005 - present Vice-President of the Council
  • 1996 - 2002 Professor of Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich
  • 1987 - 1996 Professor of Social Studies of Science, Institute for Theory and Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna
  • 1980 Habilitation in sociology, Faculty for Sociology, University of Bielefeld
  • 1982 Habilitation in sociology, Grund- und Integrativwissenschaftliche Fakultät, University of Vienna
  • 1969 Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York
  • 1959 Doctor juris, University of Vienna

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social Studies of Science and Technology (STS)
  • Science and society
  • Epistemology and social organisation of social sciences and humanities
  • Social time
  • Risk, environment, sustainability
  • Science, technology and innovation policy

Honours and Awards
  • Ph.D. Honoris Causa, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Lancaster
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Leuven
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Twente
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Bergen
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Edinburgh
  • Dorothea-Schölzer-Medaille, University of Göttingen
  • Distinguished Affiliated Professor, Technische Universität München
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Foreign Member, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Foreign Member, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • Foreign Member, Accademia delle Scienze di Torino
  • Foreign Member, Royal Society of Science at Uppsala
  • 1989 Member, Academia Europaea
  • Member, Acatech
  • Member, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
  • Arthur Burkhardt Preis
  • Großes Silbernes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich
  • Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst I. Klasse
  • Preis der Stadt Wien für Geisteswissenschaften
  • Goldenes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um das Land Wien
  • Ehrenmitglied Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • John Desmond Bernal Prize for Distinguished Contribution to the Field, International Society for the Study of Science (for life time achievements)
  • 2017 Gold Medal of the Academia Europaea

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