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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

22nd Sep 2014

Seminar: Speaker: Prof John H. Evans # University of California San Diego Is the biologically defined human of the humanists' (and STS) fears really in the mind of the public? 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

29th Sep 2014

Seminar: Speaker: Prof Jenny Reardon # University of California Santa Cruz Genomic Cosmopolitanism and the Re-Constitution of the Nation-State: The Case of Generation Scotland 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

04 Sep 2014

SSPS Researchers Secure Over £1,000,000 in Funding

A team of SSPS researchers has received just over £1,000,000 in research funding from the EPSRC (The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) as part of their investment in energy saving and climate change mitigation. 

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ISSTI News 20 Jun 2014

Ruth Towse seminar: Could technology override economics ?

9.30am Friday June 27th Joint IISTI, CREATe, Social Informatics seminar (EUBS Seminar Room): Ruth Towse: Could technology override economics in the case of the Digital Copyright Exchange?

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ICT & Society 09 Jun 2014

Creative imagining: the future of copyright regimes in the film m

During the BccN Barcelona CC Film Festival we are engaging with independent film directors as part of a study of new business model in the creative industries and co-envisaging the future with respect to new forms of copyright management

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ICT & Society 06 Jun 2014

An introduction to Information & Communication Technology

View our new blog where we will post news and events concerning ISSTI activity within the priority area "Information & Communication Technology.

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17 Feb 2014

Scholarships announced for MSc programmes

We are delighted to announce five scholarships to fund students looking to pursue a taught MSc in Science and Technology in Society or the MSc by Research in Science & Technology Studies at Edinburgh.

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