Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

Welcome Message

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.

SSPS Researchers Secure Over £1,000,000 in Funding

A team of SSPS researchers has received just over £1,000,000 in research funding from the EPSRC (The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and the

Nov 24 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Jonathan Suk # European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Controversies in climate change and infectious disease. From science to policy... and back. 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Conference Room, David Hume Tower

STIS Seminar Series

Nov 25 Seminar: Speaker: Professor Jim Skea, CBE # Imperial College and RCUK Energy Strategy Fellow Innovation in the energy sector: paradigm busting or paradigm reinforcing? 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies / ClimateXChange / UK Energy Research Centre

Dec 01 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Shawn Harmon # Law School, University of Edinburgh Legal foresighting: law, technologies, and regulating for uncertainty 15:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Conference Room, David Hume Tower

STIS Seminar Series

What is science, technology and innovation studies?