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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




12 Apr 2017

Dr Dritsas participating in a'Narrative Projections for Commercial Space Futures'

Lawrence Dritsas is attending a NASA-funded workshop on 'Narrative Projections for Commercial Space Futures' at Arizona State University April 2017.

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06 Apr 2017

New article on bioprinting & bioethics from Vermeulen & Haddow

Dr Niki Vermeulen and Dr Gill Haddow lead-author a new paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics: "3D bioprint me: A socioethical view of bioprinting human organs and tissues".

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03 Apr 2017

PhD student Tim Squirrel shortlisted for EUSA teaching award

Tim Squirrell, a PhD student in Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies, has been shortlisted for an EUSA Teaching Award for the Best Student Who Tutors Award.

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14 Mar 2017

TRANSGENE website now live

The project Medical Translation in the History of Modern Genomics (TRANSGENE) has launched its website at

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13 Mar 2017

Vacancy: Lecturer in Global Food Security & Innovation

We are seeking outstanding candidates with practical international interdisciplinary experience, and evidence of impact, who will further the School’s reputation in the field of global food security and innovation.

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