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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

15th Aug 2016

Conversations: Speaker: Matjaz Vidmar # The University of Edinburgh Let Big Brother Watch! (From Space...) @ CODI2016 15:00 (1 hour)

19th Aug 2016

Conversations: Speaker: Angus Bancroft # The University of Edinburgh How Cyber-Crime Benefits Society @ CODI2016 15:00 (1 hour)

ISSTI News 31 May 2016

Harry Collins lecture on Gravity Waves 1.30 Wednesday 15th June

Prof Harry Collins will give the ISSTI 2016 Retreat Public Lecture. Following the recent detection of gravitational radiation he will reflect on his near half-century of fieldwork on the gravitational wave community and assess the closure of the gravity-wave story and its implications for the sociology of scientific knowledge.

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ISSTI News 21 Mar 2016

Xiaobai Shen wins £103K to study Chinese Cultural Industries

Xiaobai Shen, Senior Lecturer in the University of Edinburgh Business School, has won two awards to study the emergence of new Business Models in Film, Music and e-fiction publishing in China and the UK.

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21 Mar 2016

SSU50 Celebration Programme Released

The programme of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Science Studies Unit (SSU), one of the predecessors of the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Subject Group, is being released.

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18 Mar 2016

Edinburgh Chancellor's Fellowships in Energy and Society and in Data Science

The University of Edinburgh, College for Humanities and Social Science is advertising for Chancellor's Fellows in the area of Data Science and the area of Energy and Society which are likely to be of interest to colleagues in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. These are prestigious 5-year tenure track appointments. The closing date for applications is 11th April, at 5pm.

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18 Mar 2016

Chancellor's Fellow Wins ERC Grant

Miguel Garcia-Sancho, a Chancellor's Fellow in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS), has been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council. The grant of nearly 1.5 million euros will fund a five-year project which will look at changing patterns of organisation in three large-scale DNA sequencing initiatives: the human, yeast and pig genome projects. The PI and two postdoctoral research fellows will investigate how each genomic initiative organised the collection of DNA sequence information, in order to ease the translation of the data into relevant medical outcomes, such as biotechnology products and tools to combat human and animal disease.

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