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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

23rd Jan 2017

Seminar: Speaker: Gill Haddow # University of Edinburgh Life with an Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator: The Becoming of the Everyday Cyborg 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

27th Jan 2017

Seminar: Speaker: Prof Mariana Mazzucato # University of Sussex Smart and Inclusive Growth: a new narrative on wealth creation 15:00 (2 hours and 30 minutes)




17 Jan 2017

PhD Interdisciplinary Research Training Studentship

The School of Social and Political Science is advertising a studentship to support a four-year (1+3) PhD programme to study the role of interdisciplinarity in training the next generation of researchers.

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03 Nov 2016

Social & Political Science Honorary Graduates

We are pleased to announce that Prof Helga Nowotny (Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich) and Prof Bruno Latour (Sociology, Sciences-PO, Paris) will receive an Honorary Degree from the School of Social & Political Science at a ceremony held on Monday 28th November 2016.

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ISSTI News 01 Nov 2016

EASST review features Edinburgh STIS community

The latest issue of EASST Review - the quarterly in-house magazine of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology features the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh

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06 Oct 2016

Edinburgh to host 2nd AsSIST-UK National Conference

AsSIST UK second national conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh on Tuesday, 29th November 2016.

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08 Sep 2016

Welcome Week and STIS welcome meetings

We look forward to welcoming our new cohorts of postgraduate students, from 10.30 on Wednesday 14th September in Old Surgeons Hall.

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