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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

23rd Oct 2017

Seminar: Speaker: Laurens Klerkx # Wageningen University Lost in translation or lack of translation? Replication of co-innovation in international research collaborations 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

30th Oct 2017

Seminar: Speaker: Lukas Engelmann # University of Edinburgh Maps, Diagrams and the History of Epidemic Modelling 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)




09 Oct 2017

Prof Sturdy & Dr Haddow help lead new Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Professor Steve Sturdy and Dr Gill Haddow are among the leadership team developing a new Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh.

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04 Oct 2017

Dr Ann Bruce awarded prestigious Global Food Security grant

Dr Ann Bruce, lecturer in STIS and Associate Director for Research Knowledge Exchange and Impact, will lead research on "The role of livestock in food system resilience in remote, upland regions," one of five large projects newly funded through the UK's Global Food Security programme.

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29 Sep 2017

Prof. Catherine Lyall acknowledged with College outstanding mentor award

Professor Lyall is the recipient of the 2017 Susan Manning Award for an outstanding mentor from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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26 Sep 2017

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Experimental Collaboration with Mammalian Synthetic Biology)

You will work with Dr Jane Calvert to carry out social scientific research and to develop methods for experimental collaboration with the scientists and engineers at the University of Edinburgh’s UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology.

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ISSTI News 19 Sep 2017

Eric Monteiro seminar DIGITAL OIL 3pm Tuesday 19th September

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Latest Issue of the ISSTI Newsletter: ISSTI Newsletter Issue 30 - April 2017