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About the institute

The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) is a research network established in 2000 to bring together groups of academics and individual researchers across the University of Edinburgh who are involved in research, teaching and knowledge transfer on social and policy aspects of science, technology and innovation.

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Upcoming Events

12th Oct 2015

Seminar: Speaker: Dr Farah Huzair # Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh A history of the Hepatitis B vaccine 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

19th Oct 2015

Seminar: Speaker: Prof Susan Owens # University of Cambridge An anatomy of influence: science, politics and the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, 1970-2011 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

ISSTI News 18 Aug 2015

Florian Kern sustainable transitions seminar: 3.30 3rd September

Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation/Energy and Society Occasional Seminar Innovation policy mixes for sustainability transitions: Creative destruction or mere niche support? Dr Florian Kern, SPRU, University of Sussex, Thursday 3rd September, 3.30pm to 5pm Seminar Room 1.06, Old Surgeons’ Hall, High School Yards, EH1 1LZ

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ISSTI News 22 Jun 2015

Knut H Sørensen seminar on Pragmatic Constructivism

Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation Occasional Seminar 10 am 10am Tuesday 23rd June 2015, Old Library , Geography Department

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11 May 2015

AsSIST-UK: Launch Event, 25th August 2015

A new national association, to be called AsSIST-UK (Association for Studies in Innovation, Science and Technology) is being established to represent UK scholars in our fields of work. There will be a national launch event at SPRU, University of Sussex, on 25th August 2015.

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ISSTI News 07 May 2015

How can we inform robust programme design on energy use?

Household energy efficiency programme evaluation: does it tell us what we need to know? 10:30 – 12:00 on Tuesday 19th May Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, HIgh School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

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ISSTI News 06 May 2015

Energy and Society Research Group

A new Energy and Society Research Group is being set up

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Latest Issue of the ISSTI Newsletter: ISSTI Newsletter Issue 24 - March 2014