818111 Environmental risks II - introduction to risk analysis

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Gazsó, André
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


The second part will be about the risk and security discourse in the context of new technological developments.

Specifically, we will deal with the regulation of the use of nanotechnologies, especially nanomaterials.

This includes the following areas :
- Psychology - risk perception, individual risk assessment
- Sociology - social risk assessment, risk discourse, risk communication
- Risk ethics and risk policies
- Integrative and participatory methods of risk analysis and evaluation
- Risk regulation and risk governance
- New technologies - for example, nanotechnologies

Previous knowledge expected

Preparedness for natural sciences and interdisciplinary thinking, otherwise none

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

- Introduction to social and political aspects of risk assessment
- Fundamentals of risk perception
- Fundamentals of Risk Communication
- National and international risk policy - Risk Governance
- Knowledge of policies related to the regulation of risk-related technologies
- Introduction to nanotechnologies and their applications
- Regulation of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials on national and international level
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.