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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

1st Jun 2016

Roundtable: "Dolly and cloning 20 years on: a roundtable with Ian Wilmut, Grahame Bulfield, Simon Best and Donald Bruce" 17:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

2nd Jun 2016

Lecture: Speaker: Paolo Palladino # University of Lancaster Public lecture: "From Dolly to the new peasantry: on places, practices and the politics of life itself" 17:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

24 May 2016

Postdoctoral opportunities: Medical Translation in the History of Modern Genomics

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows are required for the ERC-funded project “Medical translation in the history of modern genomics” led by Dr Miguel Garcia-Sancho investigating the history of the international initiatives to map and sequence the human, pig and yeast genomes. One post will investigate the yeast genome initiative and the other the mapping and sequencing of the pig genome.

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05 May 2016

New Vacancy: Senior Lecturer in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

We are seeking an outstanding individual with an international reputation in life science innovation and its governance to exercise leadership in teaching, research, and their development.

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ISSTI News 21 Mar 2016

Xiaobai Shen wins £103K to study Chinese Cultural Industries

Xiaobai Shen, Senior Lecturer in the University of Edinburgh Business School, has won two awards to study the emergence of new Business Models in Film, Music and e-fiction publishing in China and the UK.

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21 Mar 2016

SSU50 Celebration Programme Released

The programme of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Science Studies Unit (SSU), one of the predecessors of the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Subject Group, is being released.

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18 Mar 2016

Edinburgh Chancellor's Fellowships in Energy and Society and in Data Science

The University of Edinburgh, College for Humanities and Social Science is advertising for Chancellor's Fellows in the area of Data Science and the area of Energy and Society which are likely to be of interest to colleagues in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. These are prestigious 5-year tenure track appointments. The closing date for applications is 11th April, at 5pm.

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