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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

27th Mar 2017

Seminar: Speaker: Maria Jesus Santesmases # Spanish National Research Council Through the biomedical eye: making and circulating images of early human cytogenetics 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

5th Apr 2017

Inaugural Lecture: Speaker: Professor Steve Sturdy # University of Edinburgh What is the sociology of medical knowledge? 17:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes)




14 Mar 2017

TRANSGENE website now live

The project Medical Translation in the History of Modern Genomics (TRANSGENE) has launched its website at

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13 Mar 2017

Vacancy: Lecturer in Global Food Security & Innovation

We are seeking outstanding candidates with practical international interdisciplinary experience, and evidence of impact, who will further the School’s reputation in the field of global food security and innovation.

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13 Mar 2017

Prof Sturdy to give Inaugural Lecture

"What is the Sociology of Medical Knowledge?"

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10 Mar 2017

Fully-funded PhD studentship between STIS and National Museums Scotland in the history of science

Starting October 2017: “Intellectual properties: transferring science from universities to National Museums Scotland”

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10 Mar 2017

PhD student's tips for writing highlighted in The Guardian

STIS PhD student Tim Squirrel's guide for undergraduate essay writing has been featured in The Guardian's tips for students.

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Latest Issue of the ISSTI Newsletter: ISSTI Newsletter Issue 29 - November 2016