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Science and technology pervade all aspects of modern life. Think of the impact of vaccines, mobile phones, jet travel or the internet on how we interact with one another and understand own place in society. How have theories of natural selection, advances in quantum physics, synthetic biology or new medical theories and technologies changed the way we see ourselves? How have the politics of climate change influenced the science of climate change? Scholars in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies tackle such thorny issues. We seek to answer the big questions about how societies both influence and are influenced by science, medicine and technology.

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Niki Vermeulen and her team win the Tam Dalyell Prize

Dr Niki Vermeulen and her team have been awarded the University’s Tam Dalyell Prize for her Curious Edinburgh Project.

Joyce Tait appointed to Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology

The Council for Science and Technology advises the Prime Minister on strategic science and technology policy issues that cut across the responsibilities of individual government

Upcoming Events

Sep 25 Speaker: Michael Hopkins # University of Sussex Science, the State and the City: Britain’s struggle to imitate US success in Biotechnology - and its lessons for industrial strategy 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) G009 at 7 Bristo Square

STIS Seminar series

Oct 02 Speaker: Balazs Vedres # Central European University Forbidden triads and Creative Success in Jazz: The Miles Davis Factor 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) G009 at 7 Bristo Square

STIS Seminar series