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.

12 May 2020

SHAPE-ID Webinar - Interdisciplinarity in Times of Crisis: Why the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Matter

Interdisciplinarity in Times of Crisis: Why the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Matter

23 Apr 2020

Grass-roots management of Covid-19 in China

Grass-roots management of Covid-19 in China: behind the digital health apps

02 Apr 2020

Covid-19 in China - A Model for UK?

As we begin to contemplate how we can manage Covid risks after the lockdown you may be interested in this short thinkpiece by Xiaobai Shen