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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

2nd Mar 2015

Seminar: Speaker: Prof Lucy Suchman # Lancaster University Immersive simulation and (con)figurations of the Other 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

6th Mar 2015

Seminar: Speaker: Dr Jack Scannell # Innogen/CASMI New Germs, Old Drugs, Tough Business: Innogen's Work on the Antimicrobial Resistance Problem 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

ISSTI News 26 Feb 2015

Two exciting presentations on Monday 2nd March

2pm Andrew Clement : March Internet Surveillance after Snowden: 3.30pm Lucy Suchman Immersive simulation and (con)figurations of the other

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ISSTI News 12 Feb 2015

Barry Barnes to give seminar series on Democracy as Disempowermen

Prof Barry Barnes was a core member of the Science Studies Unit before moving to Exeter in 1992. In March 2014 he kindly presented a set of informal talks on Rationality as the Power to Rationalise. We are delighted to announce a further series connected by a single over-riding interest in Democracy as Disempowerment The talks draw upon sketches largely concerned with the general state and condition of the democratic societies in which we now live, or rather with our attempts to describe it and to understand it.

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ISSTI News 26 Jan 2015

Learning lessons from failure

Why did the £450 Million Intermediate Technology Initiative not produce the anticipated commercial benefits for Scotland?

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12 Dec 2014

REF 2104 Results: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies research rated 1st in UK by national research assessment

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies research rated 1st in UK by national research assessment

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08 Dec 2014

Stewart Russell Award for MSc (Research) Science and Technology Studies

We are delighted to announce an award under the Stewart Russell Memorial Fund. An Award of £1000 will be offered to the strongest applicant for our MSc Research (Science and Technology Studies).

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