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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 Feb 2015

Seminar: Speaker: Dr Lena Wanggren # English Literature, University of Edinburgh Foucault, literature, and feminist theories of technology 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

9th Feb 2015

Seminar: Speaker: Dr Adrian Smith # University of Sussex Liberatory technologies? Grassroots digital fabrication 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

ISSTI News 26 Jan 2015

Learning lessons from failure

Why did the £450 Million Intermediate Researchers 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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ISSTI News 06 Nov 2014

Public Lecture by Bernie Carlson 4pm Tuesday 18th November 2014 Nikola Tesla and the Invention of Our Electronic World

Prof Bernard Carlson, University of Virginia will present the next NMS/ISST Understanding Technology Public Lecture

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ISSTI News 28 Oct 2014

Jim Skea to speak at ECCI 3pm Tuesday 25th November

Innovation in the energy sector: paradigm busting or paradigm reinforcing?

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  • UoE ISSTI : RT @PickersgillM: 2 new #socialscience jobs @EdinburghUni working with my brilliant @UoE_ISSTI colleague Jane Calvert:…
  • UoE ISSTI : Todays STIS seminar is by Noortje Maares of Goldsmith’s "Why map issues? On controversy analysis as a digital method
  • UoE ISSTI : RT @jamesks: Charles Raab - when might research be considered #surveillance? - reflecting on Facebook experiment scandal #itfutures @digi…
  • UoE ISSTI : RT @jamesks: Palermos and Carter: Personal assault law uses functional definition of person, which is argued includes non-biological elemen…
  • UoE ISSTI : RT @jar: @wmackaness giving us a bracingly dystopian view of geographic information systems. #itfutures

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