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Susanne Brucksch

Principal Researcher
Social Science
Innovation Studies, Science & Technology Studies (STS)
(Researchers, June 1, 2016 - March 31, 2022)

Susanne Brucksch is principal researcher at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ). Before, she was senior research fellow at Freie Universität Berlin, and visiting scholar at Waseda University in 2016, and at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Innovation and Competition in Munich in November 2019. At present, her research focuses on “Technical Innovation and Research Collaboration in Japan: The Field of Biomedical Engineering” and “Humans and Machines in Medical Context: Case Studies from Japan”. Besides, she has been holding posts as chair of the advisory board of DWIH Tokyo (German Centre for Science and Innovation, since 2019) Tokyo and as board member of VSJF e.V. (German Association for Social Science Research on Japan, since 2016). There, she also serves as co-organizer of the STS-Technology-Section.

Please find more details of her most recent publications on Health, Innovation, Technology and Society in Japan at

Current DIJ Projects

COVID-19: Japan’s handling of a new challenge in international comparison

Completed DIJ Projects

Humans and Devices in Medical Contexts in Japan (book project)

Aging in Japan: Domestic Healthcare Technologies in Place

Technical Innovation and Research Collaboration / Clusters: Biomedical Engineering in Japan