The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) is a research network established in 2000 by Professor Robin Williams to bring together groups of academics and individual researchers across the University of Edinburgh are involved in research, teaching and knowledge transfer on social and policy aspects of science, technology and innovation.

Coordinated by the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies subject group in the School of Social and Political Science (formed by the merger of the Research Centre for Social Sciences and the Science Studies Unit), ISSTI also involves colleagues from other specialist centres including the Entrepreneurship and Innovation group in the Business School, the Japanese European Technology Studies Institute in Economics, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology Law in Law, Edinburgh College of Art, the Social Informatics Cluster in the School of Informatics, various groups in the Schools of Engineering and Geosciences, and the Centre for Population Health Sciences.

Numerous additional linkages have been established across the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine with their international research strengths. Today ISSTI brings together over 100 research staff and students – making Edinburgh one of the largest global centres of research excellence in the field.

For more information please see the ISSTI website.