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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

8th Jun 2015

Workshop: Hosted by: Dr Miguel Garcia-Sancho # STIS, University of Edinburgh Documents and their Analysis in the Humanities, Arts and Sciences 09:00 (8 hours)

ISSTI News 27 Apr 2015

AsSIST-UK: Launch Event 25th August 2015 University of Sussex

Launch of new organisation for UK scholars in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

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03 Apr 2015

Prof Catherine Lyall to speak at EU COST Workshop

Professor Catherine Lyall will be an invited speaker at the EU COST Workshop on "Perspectives for evaluation of interdisciplinary research in Europe" on 27 April 2015 in Brussels.

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31 Mar 2015

Help at hand for Masters students

Scholarships available to prospective UK and EU Masters students.

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ISSTI News 26 Feb 2015

Two exciting presentations on Monday 2nd March

2pm Andrew Clement : March Internet Surveillance after Snowden: 3.30pm Lucy Suchman Immersive simulation and (con)figurations of the other

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ISSTI News 12 Feb 2015

Barry Barnes to give seminar series on Democracy as Disempowermen

Prof Barry Barnes was a core member of the Science Studies Unit before moving to Exeter in 1992. In March 2014 he kindly presented a set of informal talks on Rationality as the Power to Rationalise. We are delighted to announce a further series connected by a single over-riding interest in Democracy as Disempowerment The talks draw upon sketches largely concerned with the general state and condition of the democratic societies in which we now live, or rather with our attempts to describe it and to understand it.

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  • UoE ISSTI : RT @neilpollock: Pre-order @neilpollock and @robinalwilliams new book: How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future…
  • UoE ISSTI : RT @cfhelgesson: 3 funded PhD positions available Technology and social change, Linköping University. KW: Taxes, smart grids, biogas http:/…
  • UoE ISSTI : RT @EdSciFest: So #EdSciFest 2015 starts this weekend! Clock in at The Ideas Factory from 4–19 April
  • UoE ISSTI : STIS say goodbye on Emma and Alessandro who move on to new things
  • UoE ISSTI : RT @royalsociety: From classifying the cosmos to tracking bees, citizen science captures the imagination…

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