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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

3rd Nov 2014

Seminar: Speaker: Prof Robin Williams # STIS, University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Prof Neil Pollock # Business School, University of Edinburgh The IT Industry Analyst: new models of 'professional' technical expertise? 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

10th Nov 2014

Seminar: Speaker: Dr Pete Kingsley # Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh Inscrutable drugs and elusive experts: the quest for cattle therapy in Nigeria and Zambia 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

ISSTI News 15 Oct 2014

Understanding Technology ISSTI /National Museums Scotland Lecture

Science on Television and in the Museum: Dr Tim Boon, Science Museum, 3pm Tuesday 21st October 2014, National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street

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ISSTI News 10 Oct 2014

Kalle Lyytinen to give joint ISSTI/Social Informatics Lecture

Kalle Lyytinen seminar: Making and breaking rules in information technology (IT) rich environments, 9.30 Friday 24th October, Edinburgh University Business School Lecture Theatre 5

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ISSTI News 10 Oct 2014

Sheila Jasanoff to give SKAPE lecture at Edinburgh

Sheila Jasanoff, (Harvard University) will give a public lecture on 'Science and Citizenship: toward a normative structure of public reason'. 5.30 pm Thursday 16th October, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (EH1 1LZ).

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ISSTI News 10 Oct 2014

Sampsa Hyysalo Public Lecture on User Innovation

Sampsa Hyysalo from Alta University will present an ISSTI Occasional Seminar on The user dominated technology era: dynamics of dispersed peer-innofusion in Arctic vehicles. 3.30 - 5.30 pm Wednesday 1st October, Room 183, The University of Edinburgh, Old College

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04 Sep 2014

SSPS Researchers Secure Over £1,000,000 in Funding

A team of SSPS researchers has received just over £1,000,000 in research funding from the EPSRC (The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) as part of their investment in energy saving and climate change mitigation.Â

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  • UoE ISSTI : Jane Calvert & Pablo Shaftesbury present their work on speculative design experiment in synthetic biology
  • UoE ISSTI : Jasanoff discusses rights in the knowledge society
  • UoE ISSTI : Sheila jasanoff poses questions to democracy and science at @skapenet seminar #sts #stis @UoEresearchSSPS
  • UoE ISSTI : Congratulations to Jee Hyun SUH for successfully defending her PhD on distributed governance of technological innovation #STS @uoessps
  • UoE ISSTI : Sampsa Hyyslo introduces us to Karakats - serious russian off road vehicles #userinnovation

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