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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

24th Oct 2016

Seminar: Speaker: Dr Antti Silvast # University of Edinburgh Transnational Infrastructures in Turbulent Times? The European Energy Union, Energy Politics, and Integrated Markets 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

31st Oct 2016

Seminar: Speaker: Dr Alain Pottage # London School of Economics Time lapse diagnostics 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)




06 Oct 2016

Edinburgh to host 2nd AsSIST-UK National Conference

AsSIST UK second national conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday, 29th November 2016.

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08 Sep 2016

Welcome Week and STIS welcome meetings

We look forward to welcoming our new cohorts of postgraduate students, from 10.30 on Wednesday 14th September in Old Surgeons Hall.

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ISSTI News 05 Sep 2016

Edinburgh contributes to largest ever STS event

Last week’s joint meeting of the European Association for Science and Technology Studies (EASST) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) (Barcelona 31 August – 3 September 2016), with over 2000 participants, was perhaps the largest ever academic conference in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. Edinburgh made a major contribution. Over 40 colleagues presented papers and ran tracks revolving around the theme of Science and Technology by Other Means. Edinburgh’s Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Subject Group sponsored the conference celebration – the STS Verbena as part of our programme of activities this year to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Science Studies Unit and its contribution to our field.

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ISSTI News 04 Sep 2016

User book wins EASST Freeman Award

Congratualtions are due to our good friends Sampsa Hyysalo, Torben Elgaard Jensen and Nelly Oudshoorn who received the EASST Freeman Award.

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04 Aug 2016

SSU50 Celebrations Reach Barcelona!

We are delighted to announce that, as part of our SSU50 celebrations, our subject group has co-sponsored the main social event at the 4S/EASST conference in Barcelona - the STS Verbena.

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