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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

30th Nov 2015

Seminar: Speaker: Dr Samuel Taylor-Alexander # Law-Mason Institute, University of Edinburgh Bureaucratic disorders: biomedical nationalism, pharmaceutical citizenship and access to drugs for rare diseases in the United Kingdom 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

7th Dec 2015

Seminar: Speaker: Dr Natalia Nikiforova # Saint-Petersburg Peter the Great Polytechnic University Court ceremonies electrified: technological innovation and Russian imperial power 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

25 Nov 2015

New Book: James Mittra, The New Health Bioeconomy

"The New Health Bioeconomy: R&D Policy and Innovation for the Twenty-First Century" is now available.

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ISSTI News 22 Nov 2015

Erik Baark Seminar: China - A Science & Technology Superpower?

ISSTI/CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE OCCASIONAL SEMINAR : 3:30-5.00 pm Wednesday 25th November Room LT2, The University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place

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28 Oct 2015

Student Essay Shortlisted in "World in 2065" Competition

An essay by a STIS PhD student, Matjaz Vidmar, entitled One Morning in 2065... has been shortlisted in the "World in 2065" competition run by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the publishing house SAGE.

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23 Oct 2015

Deep-fried Mars bar research in the news

Research by Dr Christine Knight, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, featured in the Scottish media this week ahead of a public lecture at the National Library of Scotland.

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12 Oct 2015

Science and the Parliament

Professor Steve Yearley to speak at Royal Society of Chemistry event.

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