The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) is a virtual research institute, hosted by Science Technology and Innovation Studies, established in 2001 by Professor Robin Williams 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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The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation is committed to bringing its expertise and research findings to a wide range of audiences. Details of current and completed projects within the Institute can be found in this section.

ISSTI brings together a wide range of collaborators from different Schools within the College of Humanities and Social Science beyond its base in the School of Social and Political Science, and has close associations and research collaborations with colleagues in the Colleges of Science and Engineering, and of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

23 Jan 2020

Dr Thokozani Kamwendo and STIS PhD student Rosalind Attenborough awarded Student Experience Grant

STIS Research Fellow Dr Thokozani Kamwendo and STIS PhD candidate Rosalind Attenborough have been awarded a grant from the most recent Student Experience Grant Scheme

23 Jan 2020

"Facilitating serendipity for interdisciplinary research" blog entry

Catherine Lyall’s recent blog entry "Facilitating serendipity for interdisciplinary research" is generating a bit of discussion on the i2S (Integration and Implementation Insights) website.

23 Jan 2020

SHAPE-ID Workshop on Environmental Humanities

The second SHAPE-ID workshop took place at the University of Edinburgh on 20th & 21st January 2020.

3 February, 2020

Public observatories and responsible innovation

Seminar: Violet Laidlaw Room, CMB, 6th Floor
Speaker: Helen Pallett # University of East Anglia
15:00 (2 hours)
6 February, 2020

'Understanding research collaboration in scientific teams using a Diversity Approach to Research Evaluation'

Workshop: Old Surgeons' Hall first-floor seminar room
- Please choose: TBC # Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex.
12:30 (1 hour)
10 February, 2020

Civic symbiopolitics? Contesting the place of dogs in American medicine and society, 1928-1966

Seminar: Violet Laidlaw Room, CMB, 6th Floor
Speaker: Robert Kirk # University of Manchester; Speaker: Edmund Ramsden # Queen Mary University of London
15:00 (2 hours)