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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

20th Feb 2017

Seminar: Speaker: Faye Wade # University of Edinburgh Exploring the role of professional heating engineers in shaping the energy consumed through domestic space heating, and discussing a future research agenda 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

27th Feb 2017

Seminar: Speaker: Peter Scholliers # Vrije Universiteit Brussel Popularizing the Calorie: the Belgian Press and the Dissemination of a Nutritional Concept, 1890 - 1920 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)




ISSTI News 15 Feb 2017

Sampsa Hyysalo seminar: Ecologies of user knowledge 10am 28th Feb

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ISSTI News 06 Feb 2017

Mireille Hildebrandt seminar: Data-driven agency and the path of

Professor Mireille Hildebrandt Radboud University, Nijmegen Data-driven agency and the path of the law 3.30 -5 pm, Tuesday, 14 February Room 1.06, Old Surgeons' Hall, University of Edinburgh, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ.

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24 Jan 2017

STIS Secretary Vacancy

We are currently recruiting for a STIS Secretary, with a closing date of 14th February.

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24 Jan 2017

Dr Haddow quoted in Sunday Herald

Dr Gill Haddow was quoted in a Sunday Herald article titled "The rise of Homo Technicans: half human and half machine". To read the full article, please follow the link below.

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17 Jan 2017

PhD Interdisciplinary Research Training Studentship

The School of Social and Political Science is advertising a studentship to support a four-year (1+3) PhD programme to study the role of interdisciplinarity in training the next generation of researchers.

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Latest Issue of the ISSTI Newsletter: ISSTI Newsletter Issue 29 - November 2016