Pa.S.T.I.S. is a social sciences research unit focused on the study of science and technology, innovation processes, and communication with particular attention to new media. Since 2008, Pa.S.T.I.S. is part of the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA) of the University of Padua.
Pa.S.T.I.S. involves about 15 researchers who carry out research, consultancy and training activities in relation to the social, cultural and economic implications of scientific research, technologies and the media in contemporary society. The research unit also participate into several European projects, including current HORIZON 2020 projects NEWSERA and SYNCH and other past international partnerships concluded within the SYNENERGENE and RRI-PRACTICE projects.
These activities are divided into five thematic areas.
PaSTIS promotes the exchange of knowledge and discussion through seminars, conferences and debates between scholars and events open to the wider public. in addition to scheduling appointments that update the group’s research activities, the PaSTIS calendar welcomes international guests.