Dr. Dr.phil. René von Schomberg is a science and technologies studies specialist and a philosopher. Author/(co-)editor of 14 books. He holds Ph.D’s from: The University of Twente, the Netherlands (Science and Technology Studies) J.W.Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Philosophy). He has been a European Union Fellow at George Mason University, USA in 2007 and has been with the European Commission since 1998. Before joining the Commission he was teaching at Twente University and Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He is currently also guest-professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt.